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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: Alabama Natural Resources Outreach Symposium & Awards Banquet
    Time: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location: 2500 Legends Circle, Prattville, AL 36066
    Calendar: ACES Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mngt.
    Event Website
    02/06 - Alabama Natural Resources Outreach Symposium & Awards Banquet
  • Subject: 20th Annual ACES Beekeeping Symposium
    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Conference & Performing Arts Center 1850 Lay Dam Road, Clanton, AL 35045
    Calendar: ACES Commercial Horticulture
    02/07 - 20th Annual ACES Beekeeping Symposium
  • Subject: ServSafe - Jackson
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location: Jackson County Health Department 204 Liberty Lane Scottsboro, Alabama 35769-4133
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    02/09 - ServSafe - Jackson
  • Subject: ServSafe - Jackson
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location: Jackson County Health Department 204 Liberty Lane Scottsboro, Alabama 35769-4133
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    02/18 - ServSafe - Jackson
  • Subject: Pasture and Row Crop Program
    Time: 9:15 AM - 2:15 PM
    Location: 801 Cedar Bluff Road, Bldg A, Centre, AL
    Calendar: ACES Agronomic Crops
    02/24 - Pasture and Row Crop Program
  • Subject: Tomato Workshop
    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Location: The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 1101 Sunset Drive, Guntersville, AL
    Calendar: ACES Urban Affairs
    03/26 - Tomato Workshop


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Jackson County Extension Office


Meet the Staff & Directions
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

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By Donna Shanklin on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 9:10 am

2013 Agronomic Crops Team IMPACT REPORT

By John Fulton on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1:59 pm

January 27 Workshop on Controlling Insects in On-Farm Grain Bins

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 11:32 am

GPS 101: Technology for Better Land Management

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Alabama GIS

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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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