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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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Eat Better, Eat Together

By Donna Shanklin on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 9:36 am

2013 Agronomic Crops Team IMPACT REPORT

By John Fulton on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Cooler Nights Provide Excellent Opportunity for Aerating Grain Bins

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9:58 am

Webinar Explains How to Deal with Sugarcane Aphid

By Kathy Flanders on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:35 am

Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in 16 Alabama Counties

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 2:18 pm

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

By Wendi Williams on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:55 am

They're so cute! But leave them alone!

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