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Tuscaloosa County Extension Office

Tuscaloosa County Extension staff
Meet the Staff  &  Directions
Office Hours: 8:00-5:00
Denise Shirley
County Extension Coordinator
2513 7th Street
Tuscaloosa Co. Courthouse Annex
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 349-4630
Fax: (205) 752-2349

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KEEP CHECKING THOSE FORAGES FOR FALL ARMYWORM UNTIL FIRST FROST

By Ann Chambliss on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm

NTFPs Please!

By Becky Barlow on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:09 am

Observations of White Sugarcane Aphid in the Auburn University Agronomy Crops Garden

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:08 am

White Sugarcane Aphid Now Found on Sorghum in Eleven Alabama Counties

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

Keep Checking Those Forages for Fall Armyworm Until First Frost

By Kathy Flanders on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Alabama Competes in National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational

By Charlotte Deweese on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Camps Help Military Youth Have an Enjoyable Summer

By Maggie Lawrence on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm


About Tuscaloosa County

Tuscaloosa County was created in 1816 and is named after the Choctaw Indian Chief Tushkauloosa, which, translated, means "black warrior." Hernando DeSoto discovered the area in 1540. Its county seat, Tuscaloosa, was the state capital from 1826 to 1845.

The county has a population of 171,159. More than 78 percent of adults have completed high school and 24 percent hold at least a bachelor's degree. The county has 25 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, ten high schools, six private schools, one two-year college and two four-year colleges.

Tourist attractions include University of Alabama football, Alabama Museum of Natural History, the Paul "Bear" Bryant Museum, the Kentuck Art Festival, Dickens Downtown, International City Fest and Tuscaloosa Christmas Afloat.

Principal agricultural products in Tuscaloosa County include hay, corn, cotton, soybeans, wheat and snapdragons. Major companies include Mercedes-Benz USA International, BF Goodrich Tire Manufacturing, Phifer Wire Products, Johnson Controls, Nucor Steel and JVC America.

 
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