Farm Bill Education Meeting
January 30, 2015-Moulton
here for more information!
Danville High School Agriscience Teacher
Cooperative Extension Marks 100th Anniversary
by Spenser Bradley, Regional Extension Agent,
Wildlife and Natural Resource Management
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.
Here to Visit Extension Trap Crop Training
Morgan County Extension Office on
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
Congratulations to Celia Fabery Morgan County Extension
Administrative Associate for receiving the Special Achievement Award at the 2014
Mike Childers inducted into the 4-H Wall of Fame May 2014
here for more!
Bridge Elementary 1st Grade students take a Wetlands trailer tour
Britnell, CEC Morgan County Extension
Alabama Hay & Forage Field Day for Horse Owners
A success Story for the
ACES Forage Focus Program
Morgan/Limestone Leadership Forum
Local Producer Shows Appreciation for Morgan County
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
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
||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
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