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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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Blog Headlines

White Sugarcane Aphid Found on Sorghum in Escambia County, Alabama

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Fall Armyworms in Forage Grasses Update, Week of July 14

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm

More Reports of Fall Armyworm in the Week of July 7

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 11:18 am

Fall Armyworms Reported In Seven Alabama Counties

By Kathy Flanders on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 11:03 am

WARNING: Watch for Sugarcane Aphid in Sorghum

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Upcoming IRRIGATION MEETINGS - Tuscaloosa Co. & Black Belt Research & Extension Center

By John Fulton on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Forage Focus Webinar in August

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:13 am


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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