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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: Introduction to Farm and Ranch Resources
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Chitlon Research and Extension Center 120 CR 756 Clanton, AL 35045
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    08/08 - Introduction to Farm and Ranch Resources
  • Subject: Ag Solutions Day
    Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Location: Orange Beach Events Center- 4671 Wharf Parkway
    Calendar: ACES Agronomic Crops
    08/10 - Ag Solutions Day
  • Subject: ServSafe - Opelika
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Lee County Extension Office, 600 S. 7th Street, Suite 4, Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    08/10 - ServSafe - Opelika
  • Subject: ServSafe - Opelika
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Lee County Extension Office, 600 S. 7th Street, Suite 4, Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    08/11 - ServSafe - Opelika
  • Subject: ServSafe
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location: 130 Sportsplex Dr., Valley, AL
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    08/11 - ServSafe
  • Subject: ServSafe
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location: 130 Sportsplex Dr., Valley, AL
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    08/13 - ServSafe
  • Subject: Lunch and Learn - Seed Saving
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: 1070 Schillinger Road North, Mobile, AL 36608
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    08/17 - Lunch and Learn - Seed Saving
  • Subject: Blueberry and Muscadine Workshop
    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Location: 9215 Lee Road 54, Auburn, Al
    Calendar: ACES Commercial Horticulture
    08/21 - Blueberry and Muscadine Workshop
  • Subject: ServSafe - Eufaula
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Chattahoochee Courts Community Ctr., Corner of Engram Ave. and School St., Eufaula, AL., 36027
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    09/14 - ServSafe - Eufaula
  • Subject: ServSafe - Eufaula
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Chattahoochee Courts Community Ctr., Corner of Engram Ave. and School St., Eufaula, AL., 36027
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    09/15 - ServSafe - Eufaula


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Lee County Extension Office


Meet the Staff & Directions
Office Hours: 8:00-12:00; 12:30 - 4:30
Tara Barr
County Extension Coordinator
Lee County Agricultural Center
600 S 7th St, Suite 4
Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 749-3353
Fax: (334) 749-1444

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Lee County

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It is Time to Look for Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Keep Scouting for Sugarcane Aphids, July 22, 2015

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 4:27 pm

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By Kerry Smith on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 1:28 pm

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By Kerry Smith on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 1:12 pm

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By Virginia Morgan White on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11:50 am


About Lee County

Lee County became a county Dec. 15, 1866, and was organized from portions of Tallapoosa, Macon, Chambers and Russell counties by a vote of the state legislature. Among the famous to whom Lee Countians claim kinship are George Washington, Zachary Taylor, Pocahontas and Robert E. Lee. The county is about 71.38 percent urban, 28.62 percent rural, 26.12 percent black, 71.42 percent white and .46 percent hispanic and other. The county seat is Opelika. There are 35 educational outlets in Lee County, including Auburn University and Southern Union.

Major agricultural crops in Lee County are nursery and greenhouse products, sod, forestry, timber, beef and hay. Other crops include rabbits,  crawfish, catfish, vegetables and Angora goats.

Major industries include Michelin/Uniroyal, West Point Stevens, Wal-Mart Distribution, Quantegy, Briggs/Stratton, Fisskars, Charbroil and Flowers Bakery. Tourist attractions are the Grand National Golf Course, which is part of the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, East Alabama Museum, Chewacla State Park, Auburn University, and the Mann Museum.

The Lee County Extension office has five agents and two secretaries. There are about 100 volunteers who work with 4-H or Master Gardener programs. Some of the more popular Extension programs in the county are 4-H, hunter safety, boating safety, Master Gardener, Master Cattlemen, Master Tree Farmer and Farm-City. More than 1,000 young people are involved in 4-H programs.

 

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