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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: Cottage Food Safety Class
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location: DeKalb County Public Library 504 Grand Ave. NW Ft Payne, AL
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    03/03 - Cottage Food Safety Class
  • Subject: North Alabama Tree Fruit Meeting
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: 23101 US Hwy 72 E, Athens, AL 35613
    Calendar: ACES Commercial Horticulture
    03/11 - North Alabama Tree Fruit Meeting
  • 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
  • Subject: Vegetable and Fruit Production Workshop & Food Safety Certification
    Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Tuscaloosa Co. Extension Office, 2513 7th Street Courthouse Annex, Tuscaloosa, AL
    Calendar: ACES Commercial Horticulture
    03/26 - Vegetable and Fruit Production Workshop & Food Safety Certification
  • Subject: DAIRY Goat U
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: TBA
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    04/11 - DAIRY Goat U

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Jackson County Extension Office

Meet the Staff & Directions
Office Hours: 7:30-12:00; 12:30-4:00
Themika 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

Bullying VS Conflict: What's the Difference

By Adrienne Duke on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Why they don't tell: Understanding why youth may not tell adults about bullying

By Adrienne Duke on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 2:27 pm

New Bullying Resource Website For Parents and Guardians

By Adrienne Duke on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:26 am

2015 AFVGA Conference Highlights for Beginning and Experienced Farmers

By Ayanava Majumdar on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:57 am

Healthy Habits Start Young

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

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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