Yield response of corn varieties to southern rust, insect-related kernel damage, and kernel colonization by fungi - Dr. Austin Hagan
New December 2014 Webinars: IPM in Crucifer Crops, Permaculture, Winter Breeding Nurseries, Dairy Pastures
New and Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Program
November 19-21, 2014
Alabama A&M University
Farm Bill Education Meetings
December 10, 2014
Bay Minette, AL
December 11, 2014
December 12, 2014
Alabama Extension 2014 Corn Wheat Short Course
December 15-16, 2014
The Hotel at Auburn University
Dixon Conference Center
Cooperative Extension Marks 100th Anniversary
May 8, 2014 – Press Release
Rain Barrels For Sale
$40.00 (Cash or Check)
by Spenser Bradley, Regional Extension Agent,
Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management
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.
Call the Master Gardener Helpline
Toll Free 1-877-252-4769
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
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
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Barkley Bridge Elementary 1st Grade students take a Wetlands trailer tour
with Ronald Britnell, CEC Morgan County Extension
Alabama Hay & Forage Field Day for Horse Owners
A success Story for the
Morgan/Limestone Leadership Forum
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...
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.