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Sumter County Extension Office

Sumter County Extension staff
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Office Hours: 8:00-4:30
Willie Lampley
County Extension Coordinator
P.O. Drawer H
Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: (205) 652-9501
Fax: (205) 652-7487

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Blog Headlines

Update on Sugarcane Aphids in Alabama, July 2, 2015

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Humid + Muggy = Humugity

By Virginia Morgan White on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Don't Spray Those Sugarcane Aphids Too Soon!

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:13 am

Squash Pollination Problems

By Kerry Smith on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

Watch for fall armyworms in summer grass forages

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Sugarcane Aphids Well Established on Sorghum in Central and SE Alabama, Already Sprayed in SW Alabama

By Kathy Flanders on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 9:48 am

IPM Strategies for Managing Sugarcane Aphid in Alabama Sorghum

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 6:02 pm


About Sumter County

Founded in 1832, Sumter County was named after General Thomas Sumter of South Carolina. Sumter County is a small rural county located in the Black Belt Region of West Central Alabama.

There are four elementary and middle schools, one high school, one  university, and one private school. There are seven towns located in Sumter County with Livingston and York being large enough to fall in the city category. Agriculture is still a main source of income in Sumter County. The major farm commodities include beef, forestry, forages, and catfish. Seventy percent of the county's 921 square miles are forested. Major industries are Chemical Waste Management, Mannington Wood Floor, Big River Industries, Livingston Box, Cuba Timber, Prystup, and McElroy Truck Lines, Inc.

Sumter County families are living in a world of change. Extension programs will continue to aim at helping them to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to cope with their future. Education programs will focus on six main program areas designed to meet the needs of Sumter County citizens. They are: agriculture, forestry and natural resources, urban and nontraditional programs, family and individual well-being, community and economic development, and 4-H and youth development.

The Extension office has  active programs that include NEP, TGIF, 4-H summer camp, kids fishing derby, EFNEP, forestry and natural resources, farm safety day camp, water festival, and hunter education.

 
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