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Jackson County Extension Office


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Office Hours: 7:30-12:00; 12:30-4:00
Themika L. Sims
County Extension Coordinator
P.O. Box 906
Scottsboro, AL 35768
Phone: (256) 574-2143
Fax: (256) 574-0118

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Jackson County

Blog Headlines

White Sugarcane Aphid Found on Sorghum in Escambia County, Alabama

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:58 am

Fall Armyworms in Forage Grasses Update, Week of July 14

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Crop Production Workshops & IPM Field Day Set for August 6

By Wendi Williams on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 2:09 pm

More Reports of Fall Armyworm in the Week of July 7

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:18 am

Fall Armyworms Reported In Seven Alabama Counties

By Kathy Flanders on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 11:03 am

Extension Joins Operation Green Team for Earth Day 2014 Celebration

By Wendi Williams on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 4:08 pm

WARNING: Watch for Sugarcane Aphid in Sorghum

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm


About Jackson County

lake Jackson County, a rural county located in the northeast corner of the state, was founded by Robert T. Scott in 1780. Scottsboro is the county seat. The county population is 50,862 with 92.2 percent white, 4.7 percent black and 2.1 percent other. At least 58 percent of the county's population has earned at least a high school education. There are 39 educational outlets in the county, including 16 elementary schools, 15 middle schools, seven high schools, one technical school and one two-year college.

Poultry, cattle, corn and soybeans are major agricultural crops. Cotton, vegetables and hay also are grown. Major industries include Mead Paper Mill, Rug Mills, and livestock production. Tourist attractions include more than 1,000 caves, Lake Guntersville, Tennessee River, Russell Cave, Unclaimed Baggage and Goosepond Colony.

The Jackson County Extension Office has three full-time employees plus two farm analysis fieldmen. Agriculture and 4-H are two of the many Extension programs run in the county. More than 600 young people are involved in 4-H.

 

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