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Jefferson County Extension Office


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Office Hours: 8:00-4:30
Joann 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

Food Entrepreneur Conference Set for April

By Maggie Lawrence on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:28 am

New Movie that Tackles the Effects of Bullying

By Adrienne Duke on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 9:14 am

Trees and Power Lines After the Storm

By Aimee Lewis on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:01 pm

Managing Snow and Ice in Greenhouses and High Tunnels

By Aimee Lewis on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:58 pm

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


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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