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Morgan County Extension Office

Morgan County Extension staff
Meet the Staff  &  Directions
Office Hours: 8:00-4:30
Ronald W. Britnell
County Extension Coordinator
3120 Hwy. 36 West
Suite B
Hartselle, AL 35640
Phone: (256) 773-2549
Fax: (256) 773-2540

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Morgan County

Blog Headlines

White Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in Twelve Alabama Counties

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 9:36 am


By Ann Chambliss on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm

NTFPs Please!

By Becky Barlow on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:09 am

Observations of White Sugarcane Aphid in the Auburn University Agronomy Crops Garden

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:08 am

Keep Checking Those Forages for Fall Armyworm Until First Frost

By Kathy Flanders on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Camps Help Military Youth Have an Enjoyable Summer

By Maggie Lawrence on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Fall Armyworm Invasion Continues

By Maggie Lawrence on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:25 am

Cooperative Extension Marks 100th Anniversary

May 8, 2014   –   Press Release

Smith-Lever Act 1914-2014

rain barrel

Rain Barrels For Sale

$40.00 (Cash or Check)
at the

Morgan County
Extension Office

3120 Hwy. 36 W, Suite B
Hartselle, AL 35640


Control Wild Pig Damage with Trapping

by Spenser Bradley, Regional Extension Agent,
Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management

Feral Pig

More on Wildlife Damage Control for Feral Hogs and other animals

Trap Crop Training Module

Extension has produced a trap crop training module for farmers and gardeners that is available on the newly redesigned vegetable IPM website. This module has numerous publications and training videos gathered on one web page. The pupose of this site is to assist farmers and gardeners in understanding the basic and applied aspects of an IPM tactic.

Click Here to Visit Extension Trap Crop Training


Tomato Workshop
Powerpoint Files
from August 2, 2012

(Requires Microsoft Powerpoint)

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Armadillo Problems? Click here for Extension solutions!

Gardening Questions?


Call the Master Gardener Helpline

Toll Free 1-877-252-4769
Office Hours 9am-2pm

The Master Gardener helpline will assist you with information concerning lawns and landscaping, flowers, vegetables, fruits, insects, soil, trees, and backyard wildlife and rodents.

For classes in Master Gardening visit
Tri-County Master Gardening Training

Congratulations to Celia Fabery Morgan County Extension Administrative Associate for receiving the Special Achievement Award at the 2014 ESPA Conference

Mike Childers inducted into the 4-H Wall of Fame May 2014
Click here for more!

Barkley Bridge Elementary 1st Grade students take a Wetlands trailer tour
with Ronald Britnell, CEC Morgan County Extension

Forage Focus Program

Alabama Hay & Forage Field Day for Horse Owners

A success Story for the
ACES Forage Focus Program
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Morgan/Limestone Leadership Forum
Graduation 2012

Betty Kelso-Clough

Local Producer Shows Appreciation for Morgan County Extension

Morgan County polled Sanata Gertrudis breeder, Betty Kelso-Clough, displays the annual Santa Gertrudis Breeders International President's Award recieved at the 2012 Santa Gertrudis Breeders International annual meeting in Chattanooga.  more...

Youth Leadership
Morgan County Youth Leadership
Career Development Group visit local sites - June 2012

Emad Elsamadicy, UAB Medical Student, meets with Ronald Britnell, CEC Morgan County Extension, to learn about farm safety as part of the UASOM Rural Medicine rotation.

Dr. Gary Lemme, ACES Director, Hal Lee, ALFA, Ronald Britnell, CEC Morgan County, Ted Grantland, Morgan Co. Farmer, and Paul Mask, Assistant Director Ag Forestry Natural Resources ACES take an agricultural tour of Morgan County farms.

About Morgan County

Directions to Hartselle Office:

From I-65 take the 328 Exit (Hartselle/Somerville Exit). Turn west on Alabama HWY 36. Travel west to HWY 31, stay on HWY 36 approximately 5 miles, just past Bible Baptist Church on left. There is a large U.S. flag in front of the building. We are located in Suite B of the USDA Service Center. From HWY 157, turn east. Our office is just past the 17 mile marker on the right.

Office hours are: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30.

Morgan County was created by the Alabama Territorial Legislature in 1818 from land acquired from the Cherokee Indians by the Treaty of Turkeytown. It was first named Cotaco for a creek that flows through it, but the name was changed in 1821 to Morgan in honor of Revolutionary War Gen. Daniel Morgan. The county seat was at Somerville from 1818 until 1891. It was then transferred to Decatur, named after Stephen E. Decatur, hero of the 1804 Battle of Tripoli.

Morgan County is a manufacturing and health care center. Its principal agricultural products are livestock, poultry and forestry. The county's population of 136,000 is 13 percent black and 85 percent white. About 32 percent of the county's adults are high school graduates and 28 percent have some college education. The county has 12 elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools and one community college.

The Morgan County Extension Office employs one County Extension Coordinator, one County Extension Agent, two full-time Administrative Assistants and one part time program assistant. Five Regional Extension Agents are housed in Morgan County.

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