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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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Blog Headlines

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

New and Beginning Farmers & Ranchers Program

November 19-21, 2014

Alabama A&M University

Normal, AL 

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Farm Bill Education Meetings

December 9,2014

Headland, AL

December 10, 2014

Bay Minette, AL

December 11, 2014

Jemison, AL

December 12, 2014

Tanner, AL

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 Recognizing Danville High School Agriscience Teacher

Alabama Extension 2014 Corn Wheat Short Course

December 15-16, 2014

The Hotel at Auburn University

Dixon Conference Center

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Cooperative Extension Marks 100th Anniversary

May 8, 2014   –   Press Release

Smith-Lever Act 1914-2014

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Rain Barrels For Sale

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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
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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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