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Pickens County Extension Office

Pickens County Extension staff
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Office Hours: 7:30-4:00
Patti Presley-Fuller
County Extension Coordinator
P.O. Box 271
Carrollton, AL 35447
Phone: (205) 367-8148
Fax: (205) 367-9278

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Pickens County

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White Sugarcane Aphid Found on Sorghum in Escambia County, Alabama

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Fall Armyworms in Forage Grasses Update, Week of July 14

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm

More Reports of Fall Armyworm in the Week of July 7

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:18 am

Fall Armyworms Reported In Seven Alabama Counties

By Kathy Flanders on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 11:03 am

Lee County 4-H Forestry Judging Team Wins State Championship

By Casey Whitaker on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:22 am

WARNING: Watch for Sugarcane Aphid in Sorghum

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Upcoming IRRIGATION MEETINGS - Tuscaloosa Co. & Black Belt Research & Extension Center

By John Fulton on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm



About Pickens County

Established in 1820, Pickens County was named for Gen. Andrew Pickens. The county encompasses 890 square miles and the county seat is Carrollton. 

A rural county, the population of Pickens is 20,172 with 42 percent black and 58 percent white residents. There are 13 educational outlets in the county. Bevill State Community College is building a new branch in Carrollton.

Poultry, forestry and swine are the major agricultural crops in Pickens County. Other crops include beef cattle, cotton, corn and soybeans. Major industries in the county are sawmills and PECO poultry. Tourist attractions include Tom Bevill Visitor's Center, Stagecoach Inn, POW Museum and the "face in the window" at the old courthouse.

The Pickens County Extension Office offers educational programs in Agriculture, 4-H, Forestry, NEP, Consumer Science and Community Resource Development. Our office is home to 7 full-time employees. Leadership Pickens is one of Extension's greatest success stories. To date, over 220 individuals have graduated from the program. Several graduates have been elected to political offices such as circuit clerk, county commissioner and city council.

 
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