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 (to be announced), 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 us 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.
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.
(Click on the AL EDEN logo to visit the Extension Disaster Education Network)
Home Gardening Information Available
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.
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.
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.
An Internet Resource You Can Trust Find real answers in real time based on objective, peer-reviewed, scientific
results from: www.eXtension.org With eXtension,
you can get research-based answers from industry experts in America's largest
and oldest university system, land-grant universities. Created by Congress,
land-grant universities study subject relevant to everyday life. Then, they
send professional educators, or agents, across their states to bring the
results of their research into every community, providing practical education
people can use. Try eXtension today!
It's the gateway to answering life's little questions – from parenting
to saving & investing, entrepreneurship and vegetable gardens.
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