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Houston County Extension Office

Houston County Extension staff
Meet the Staff  &  Directions
Office Hours: 7:30-12:00; 1:00-4:30
Willie Durr
County Extension Coordinator
Farm Center Building
1699 Ross Clark Circle, Ste 4
Dothan, AL 36301
Phone: (334) 794-4108
Fax: (334) 794-4100

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Humid + Muggy = Humugity

By Virginia Morgan White on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 4:29 pm

​Beware of Boxwood Blight

By Kerry Smith on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Check Bermudagrass Forage for the Bermudagrass Stem Maggot, July 24, 2015

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 11:16 am

It is Time to Look for Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Keep Scouting for Sugarcane Aphids, July 22, 2015

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Watering Tips for Picky Veggies

By Kerry Smith on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Basics of Backyard Livestock

By Kerry Smith on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 1:12 pm


About Houston County

Houston County was formed in 1903 from land ceded from Dale, Geneva and Henry counties. The new county was named after George S. Houston. The county seat is Dothan. Houston County's population is comprised of 22,969 blacks, 64,048 whites, 600 hispanics and 900 other races.

The county has 44 educational outlets including 20 elementary schools, eight middle schools, 11 high schools, three technical schools, one two-year community college and one university. About 68 percent of adult population has at least a high school education.

Tourist attractions include Water World, Landmark Park, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan Area Botanical Gardens and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Major industires are Sony, Michelin, Alabama Power the Medical Center.

The Houston County Extension Office has 11 full-time and one part-time employees and four office volunteers. The Master Gardener program is one of many popular Extension programs in the county.

 
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