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Madison County Extension Office

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Office Hours: 8:00-4:30
Walter B. Harris
County Extension Coordinator
Charles Stone Agricultural Center
819 Cook Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 532-1578
Fax: (256) 532-1581

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Don't miss it! Final Non-Timber Forest Products Fall 2014 Webinar

By Becky Barlow on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:53 am

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series Resumes on February 6

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:25 am

Yield response of corn varieties to southern rust, insect-related kernel damage, and kernel colonization by fungi - Dr. Austin Hagan

By Brandon Dillard on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Fall Vegetable Growers Workshop: Focus on Cole Crops (Dec 4 at Chilton REC, Clanton, 1 p.m.)

By Ayanava Majumdar on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12:57 pm

New December 2014 Webinars: IPM in Crucifer Crops, Permaculture, Winter Breeding Nurseries, Dairy Pastures

By Ayanava Majumdar on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 9:39 am

Austin Hagan's 2014 - 2015 Wheat and Oat Disease Update

By Brandon Dillard on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Tis the Season for Winter Grain Mites

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 2:21 pm



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About Madison County

Madison County was shared by the Cherokee and Chickasaw Indians. Neither tribe had a settlement here, but both made use of the plentiful wildlife. The Chickasaws owned the west side of the county and the Cherokees the east.

Madison County was incorporated in 1808 and was named for James Madison. In 1808, the population was 5,000 and by 1816 had grown to 14,000. By 1819, when Alabama became a state, Madison County's population was 20,000.

This urban Alabama county's population is made up of 189,197 whites, 48,116 blacks, and 12,984 Hispanics and others. There are 73 educational outlets in the county, and most citizens have completed four years of college.

Major agricultural crops in Madison County include cotton, wheat, soybeans, corn and beef cattle. Watercress is also grown. NASA and Redstone Arsenal make defense the major industry. It is also the home of of the Alabama Space and Rocket Center and Early Works.

The Madison County Extension Office has 15 full-time and one part-time employee. There are about 37 volunteers who help with Extension programs. About 4,000 youth are involved in 4-H.


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