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Jefferson County Extension Office


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Office Hours: 8:00-4:30
Joann S. Wissinger
County Extension Coordinator
2121 Building, Suite 1700
2121 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr., Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35203-2387
Phone: (205) 325-5342
Fax: (205) 325-5690

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Jefferson County

Blog Headlines

HORSE U Workshop Targets Young People

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

White Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in Twelve Alabama Counties

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 9:36 am

NTFPs Please!

By Becky Barlow on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:09 am

Observations of White Sugarcane Aphid in the Auburn University Agronomy Crops Garden

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:08 am

Keep Checking Those Forages for Fall Armyworm Until First Frost

By Kathy Flanders on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Camps Help Military Youth Have an Enjoyable Summer

By Maggie Lawrence on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Fall Armyworm Invasion Continues

By Maggie Lawrence on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:25 am


About Jefferson County

Birmingham Jefferson County was created by the Alabama Legislature in 1819 and named after Thomas Jefferson. In 1873, the county seat was moved to Birmingham, which had been founded in 1871 at the crossing of two railroad lines. Since then, "The Magic City" has grown into Alabama's largest urban center.

Jefferson County is a center for banking, health care, insurance, distribution, retail, construction, engineering and services. Its principal crops are greenhouse plants, fruits and vegetables, forestry products and ornamental plants.

The county has a population of more than 265,000 and is at the center of a metropolitan area with more than 907,000 people. In Jefferson County, 27 percent of the population is black, 72 percent is white and .7 percent is latino. Most people over age 25 have completed high school. The county has 113 elementary schools, 47 middle schools, 37 high schools, three technical schools, two two-year colleges and three universities.

Birmingham has more than 20 major tourist attractions, including its zoo, the Riverchase Galleria shopping mall, Oak Mountain State Park, the McWane Center and the Civil Rights Museum.

The Extension Office employs 18 people full time and two part time. Current active programs include the C. Beaty Hanna Horticulture and Environmental Center and the Plant Diagnostic Laboratory. More than 1,500 youth participate in the county 4-H program.


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