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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: ServSafe - Morgan County
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location: Morgan COunty Health Dept, 510 Cherry St. NE, Decatur
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    08/04 - ServSafe - Morgan County
  • Subject: ServSafe - Morgan County
    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location: Morgan COunty Health Dept, 510 Cherry St. NE, Decatur
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    Event Website
    08/06 - ServSafe - Morgan County
  • 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
    08/08 - Introduction to Farm and Ranch Resources
  • Subject: Ag Solutions Day
    Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Location: Orange Beach Events Center- 4671 Wharf Parkway
    Calendar: ACES Agronomic Crops
    08/10 - Ag Solutions Day
  • Subject: Lunch and Learn - Seed Saving
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: 1070 Schillinger Road North, Mobile, AL 36608
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    08/17 - Lunch and Learn - Seed Saving


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Winston County Extension Office


Meet the Staff & Directions
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

 

Blog Headlines

Humid + Muggy = Humugity

By Virginia Morgan White on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 4:29 pm

​Beware of Boxwood Blight

By Kerry Smith on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Check Bermudagrass Forage for the Bermudagrass Stem Maggot, July 24, 2015

By Kathy Flanders on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 11:16 am

It is Time to Look for Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Keep Scouting for Sugarcane Aphids, July 22, 2015

By Kathy Flanders on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Watering Tips for Picky Veggies

By Kerry Smith on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Basics of Backyard Livestock

By Kerry Smith on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 1:12 pm


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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