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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

The Journey of Aging is theme for Madison County SAI on October 9

By Wendi Williams on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in 15 Alabama Counties

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm

They're so cute! But leave them alone!

By Mark Smith on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 8:04 am

Save the Date: Farm and Home Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

By Wendi Williams on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Forest Farming webinar today!

By Becky Barlow on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:16 am

The Next Wave of Fall Armyworm Damage IS HERE!

By Kathy Flanders on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 2:40 pm

HORSE U Workshop Targets Young People

By Maggie Lawrence on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 2:38 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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