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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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Blog Headlines

New FDA Policy Affects Alabama Cattle Owners!

By Jonathan Gladney on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Tis the Season for Winter Grain Mites

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Eat Better, Eat Together

By Donna Shanklin on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in 17 Alabama Counties

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:05 am

2013 Agronomic Crops Team IMPACT REPORT

By John Fulton on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Cooler Nights Provide Excellent Opportunity for Aerating Grain Bins

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9:58 am

Webinar Explains How to Deal with Sugarcane Aphid

By Kathy Flanders on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:35 am



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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