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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: Introduction to Farm and Ranch Resources
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Chitlon Research and Extension Center 120 CR 756 Clanton, AL 35045
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    05/30 - Introduction to Farm and Ranch Resources
  • Subject: Servsafe - Cullman
    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: Cullman County Extension Office 402 Arnold St Suite G-1 Cullman County Office Building Cullman
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    06/02 - Servsafe - Cullman
  • Subject: Practical Equine Management Workshop
    Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Tennessee Valley Research & Extension Center
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    06/06 - Practical Equine Management Workshop
  • Subject: Servsafe - Cullman
    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: Cullman County Extension Office 402 Arnold St Suite G-1 Cullman County Office Building Cullman
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    06/09 - Servsafe - Cullman
  • Subject: Jefferson County Master Gardener Short Course
    Time: 8:30 AM -
    Location: 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, 35223
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    06/09 - Jefferson County Master Gardener Short Course
  • Subject: Jefferson County Master Gardener Short Course
    Time: 8:30 AM -
    Location: 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, 35223
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    06/11 - Jefferson County Master Gardener Short Course
  • Subject: Lunch and Learn - Huge Hardy Hibiscus
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: 1070 Schillinger Road North, Mobile, AL 36608
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    06/15 - Lunch and Learn - Huge Hardy Hibiscus
  • Subject: Jefferson County Master Gardener Short Course
    Time: 8:30 AM -
    Location: 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, 35223
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    06/16 - Jefferson County Master Gardener Short Course
  • Subject: Jefferson County Master Gardener Short Course
    Time: 8:30 AM -
    Location: 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, 35223
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    06/18 - Jefferson County Master Gardener Short Course
  • Subject: Introduction to Farm and Ranch Resources
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Chitlon Research and Extension Center 120 CR 756 Clanton, AL 35045
    Calendar: ACES Animal Science & Forages
    06/20 - Introduction to Farm and Ranch Resources


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Walker County Extension Office


Meet the Staff & Directions
Office Hours: 8:00-12:00; 12:30-4:30
Danny Cain
County Extension Coordinator
1501 North Airport Rd
Jasper, AL 35504
Phone: (205) 221-3392
Fax: (205) 221-6916

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Walker County

Blog Headlines

IPM Strategies for Managing Sugarcane Aphid in Alabama Sorghum

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:15 am

Sugarcane aphids were found recently on Johnsongrass in Alabama

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 11:04 am

Not just a Ditch Lily

By Kerry Smith on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 12:17 pm

If You Want to Grow Sorghum in 2015, Look for Sugarcane Aphid on Johnsongrass in Alabama Now!

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:37 am

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By Adrienne Duke on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Home Remedies for Fire Ant Control

By Leah Rogers on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 2:02 pm

My Top 5 Garden Thugs List

By Kerry Smith on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 1:33 pm


The Walker County Extension Office Needs Your Input!!!

To ensure that our office continues to develope and deliver programs that meet your needs we need to hear from you. Please take a minute or two to complete this survey by clicking on the provided link. We will use this information in our program planning process. Thank you in advance for your input. COMPLETE THE SURVEY.

 

Spring Gardening Information

fall gardening Spring gardening season is definitely here in full force.  The Walker County Extension Office is a great source for up-to-date gardening information.  If spring gardening is "your thing" then check out the following information on our Home Gardening Website. We also have information on Home Landscapes, Home Fruit and Vegetable Production, and Turf grass in Your Home Lawn.

Soil Testing is the best place to start for fall, spring, or summer gardening prior to planting your crops is a great time to have your soil tested.  The Walker County Extension Office also offers free soil test kits that you can pick up at our office on Airport Road in Jasper.  A minimal $7 lab fee will cover the cost of getting your soil's nutrient content and pH analized as well as a fertilizer and liming recommendation for the crop or plants that you are trying to grow. 


fireants
PROBLEMS WITH FIRE ANTS?

Check out the latest information on controlling imported fire ants in the home landscape, pastures and hayfields, and other locations.




herbsGrowing Herb Gardens

Spring of 2009 has certainly brought about a renewed interest in growing your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs of all descriptions.  No matter if you are interested in herbs for their medicinal, culinary, aroma, or ornamental value; they are quite interesting and for the most part easy to grow.  Here are a few links to information on growing your own home herb garden....

Growing Herbs

Growing Herbs in Containers

Container Gardening

Herbs in the Southern Garden -- University of Georgia

Marketing Herbs


About Walker County

Walker County was formed in 1824 from parts of Marion and Tuscaloosa counties. It was named after John Walker, who represented Alabama in the U.S. Senate from 1819 until 1822. Jasper is the county seat and was named after Sgt. William Jasper, a Revolutionary War hero.

The county's population is 71,866 with 7 percent black and 92 percent white. Fifty-six percent of adults have completed high school. The county has 18 elementary schools, 15 middle schools, seven high schools, two technical schools and one two-year college.

Attractions include Lewis Smith Lake, Old York USA, the Old Harbin Hotel, and the Alabama Mining Museum, which traces the history of mining in the state from 1890 until 1940. Principal agricultural products in Walker County include poultry, forestry products, livestock and forage crops. Major employers include retail and service companies, Walker Baptist Medical Center and the Walker County Board of Education.

The local Extension staff consists of two full-time and three part-time employees. In addition to locally housed staff, Walker County Extension programs are also supported by 11 subject matter Regional Agents. Active programs include Master Gardener, Master Cattle Producers, Nutrition Education Program (NEP), Today's Mom, and youth judging teams in wildlife, horses and livestock. The 4-H program includes 1,200 young people.  Our newest 4-H club is a community-based club for ATV safety. 

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