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Winston County Extension Office


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Office Hours: 7:30-12:00; 12:30-4:00
Michael Henshaw
County Extension Coordinator
P.O. Box 69
Double Springs, AL 35553
Phone: (205) 489-5376
Fax: (205) 489-3521

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Winston County

 

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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

Sugarcane aphids were found recently on Johnsongrass in Alabama

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


About Winston County

Welcome to the Winston County Office of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Winston County was created as Hancock County Feb. 12, 1850, from territory formerly in Walker County. It was named for Gov. John Hancock of Massachusetts. On Jan. 22, 1858, the name was changed to honor Alabama Gov. John A. Winston.

Located in the northwestern part of the state, Winston County is in the Appalachian foothills and contains rich mineral deposits. Today, a large portion of the county is part of the William B. Bankhead National Forest. The county seat is Double Springs. The county gained notoriety during the Civil War for its reluctance to support the Confederacy or the Union, hence the nickname "Free State of Winston."

The major agricultural crops are poultry, beef cattle and forestry. Manufactured housing is the largest industry.

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