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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: Cottage Food Law Training - Opelika
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Lee County Extension Office, 600 S. 7th St., Ste. 4, Opelika, AL 36801
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    02/27 - Cottage Food Law Training - Opelika
  • Subject: Tallapoosa County Master Gardener Course
    Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 125 N. Broadnax Street, Dadeville Alabama
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    Event Website
    02/27 - Tallapoosa County Master Gardener Course
  • 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
    03/02 - 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
    03/03 - ServSafe - Opelika
  • Subject: Athletic Turf management Workshop
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Eastmont Shopping Plaza at 5340 Atlanta Highway
    Calendar: ACES Commercial Horticulture
    03/04 - Athletic Turf management Workshop
  • Subject: Athletic Turf Management Workshop
    Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: field house at Handley High School football field at 536 West Point Street in Roanoke.
    Calendar: ACES Commercial Horticulture
    03/06 - Athletic Turf Management Workshop
  • Subject: Tallapoosa County Master Gardener Course
    Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location: 125 N. Broadnax Street, Dadeville Alabama
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    Event Website
    03/06 - Tallapoosa County Master Gardener Course
  • 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
    03/09 - 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
    03/10 - ServSafe - Eufaula
  • 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


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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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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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