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St. Clair County Extension Office


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Office Hours: 8:00-12:00; 12:30-4:30
Lee Ann Clark
County Extension Coordinator
1815 Cogswell Avenue, Suite 103/B04
Pell City, AL 35125
Phone: (205) 338-9416
Fax: (205) 338-9417

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Wildlife Damage Management Workshop This workshop will focus on wildlife damage control around the home and in the garden. Topics will include prevention, trapping, identification, assistance resources, control methods, legalities, and there will be hands-on demonstrations. The workshop will be held on Thursday, August 28th from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Pell City Civic Center. Cost is $5 to attend and pre-registration is required by August 25th. Seating is limited to the first 30 registrants and includes a seat at the workshop, refreshments, lunch and materials. To register, please contact the St. Clair County Extension office at (205) 338-9416 or click here to download a registration form. . For questions or more information, please contact Norm Haley, Regional Extension Agent, at (256) 630-4248.

 

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Master Gardener Program Offered The St. Clair County Extension office will be conducting the Master Gardener program this fall. It will be held every Wednesday, September 3rd--December 3rd from 9:00 a.m.--2:30 p.m. Program training cost is $120. You will receive 50 hours of instruction in gardening practices & pest control; conduct 50 hours of approved volunteer service; improve your gardening skills by taking classes and going on field trips; and make new friends & have fun! Acceptance for the Master Gardener Program training is through application only. Deadline for applications is July 31, 2014. For more information or to download an application, please visit www.aces.edu/mg or call Charles Pinkston, Regional Extension Agent, at (205) 338-9416.

 

 

Celebrating 100 Years of Extension

 

On May 8, 2014, Cooperative Extension officially celebrated the signing of the Smith-Lever Act on this date in 1914. This founding legislation began 100 years of service to Americans in every county. Happy 100th Birthday, Cooperative Extension!

 

4-H Clover Classroom

St. Clair County 4-H Clover Classroom Coming in July!

Registration Now Open!

Our ninth annual summer workshop series, the St. Clair County 4-H Clover Classroom, will be held throughout the month of July. All youth, ages 8-14, are eligible to participate. Participants are not required to be a 4-H member or live in St. Clair county to participate. The fee for each class is $10, except for the road trip which is $20. You must pre-register your child to attend. All classes have a limited number of spots available. Participants will receive a 4-H Clover Classroom t-shirt. Click here to download an informational brochure. Click here for the registration form. And, click on this link to access the Health Form required with registration. If you have additional questions, please contact Chris Thomas, 4-H Agent Assistant or Lee Ann Clark, County Extension Coordinator, at 205-338-9416. Discover, Learn, Meet New Friends & Have Fun! (Click on logo to see 4-H Clover Classroom commercial!)

 

Greg Jacobik Veterans Outreach

St. Clair County Veterans Outreach

Through a partnership with the St. Clair County Commission, the St. Clair County Extension office now has a Veterans Outreach program. It is led by Greg Jacobik, Agent Assistant. More than 7,300 veterans live in St. Clair County and the majority is not receiving all of the benefits available. The goal of this outreach is to meet the veterans and inform them of the benefits they are eligible for. If you are a veteran or know of a veteran in need of assistance, please contact Greg at the St. Clair County Extension office at (205) 338-9416. Also, please be sure to click on the link in bulleted list above, Veteran's Information, for more information about this new program and resources available.

 

 

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If you are 45 years old or older and want to learn how to use the computer and navigate the internet, please call peer coach, Njoni Roberson, at the St. Clair County Extension office at (205) 338-9416. The program is FREE.This program is made possible through a continued partnership with the Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging and is a national community service initiative which is intended to reduce the digital divide among older adults.

 

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Home Gardening Information Available

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  • Free Soil Sample Boxes available at the St. Clair County Extension Office. Cost to have analyzed is $7/per sample.
  • Master Gardener/Horticulture Hotline #1-877-252-4769 Call toll-free, choose menu #5 for our area. Available Monday-Thursday, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Home Garden Website: www.aces.edu/homegarden
  • Contact an Expert. Regional Extension Agents Charles Pinkston and Sallie Lee are available to answer your home horticulture, home garden, and home pest management questions. They can be reached by phone at (205) 338-9416 or by email.
  • Free publications available at the St. Clair County Extension office, located on the lower level of the St. Clair County Courthouse in Pell City, and on this website. Just click the Publications link at the top of this page and type in what you are searching for.

 

 

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Extension Offers FREE Newsletter Subscribe today to receive the Extension Newsletter, a FREE bi-monthly newsletter published by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System's St. Clair County office. It contains timely, research-based information on issues directly related to St. Clair County families. Information about Extension program events and activities is also included. To be placed on our newsletter mailing list, please call the St. Clair County Extension office at (205) 338-9416 or email your name and address to County Extension Coordinator, Lee Ann Clark. The newsletter is also available electronically. Click here to see current and past issues.

 



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About St. Clair County

St. Clair County was created in November of 1818 by the Alabama Territorial Legislature. It was named for General Arthur St. Clair who came to America from Scotland as an ensign in the British Navy. The county seat was incorporated and given the name Ashville, to honor John Ash. In 1836, a portion of St. Clair County was divided to establish Cherokee and DeKalb counties. After the Civil War in 1866, a northeast section of the county was used to create Etowah County.

Current population is 83,593 with 88.2 percent white, 8.6 percent black, and 2.1 percent hispanic and other. The county has twenty-five educational outlets which include eleven elementary schools, seven middle schools, seven high schools, and one community college.

Beef cattle, hay, tomatoes, poultry and sod are major agricultural crops. Major industries include Avondale Mills and Chandler Mountain tomato fields.

The county has two courthouses, two interstate highways, two hydroelectric dams, and two large recreation lakes that draw tourists to the area. Other tourist attractions include the John Looney Pioneer House Museum, Horsepens 40 Historic Outdoor Nature Park, Homestead Hollow Country Fair & Arts Festival, White's Mountain Bluegrass Festival, and Alabama International Dragway.

The St. Clair County office houses Greg Jacobik, Agent Assistant in charge of Veterans Outreach; Henry Dorough, Regional Extension Agent; Chris Thomas, 4-H Agent Assistant; Aisha Martin, Urban Nutrition Education Program Agent Assistant; Verhonda Embery, Administrative Assistant and Lee Ann Clark, County Extension Coordinator.


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