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Winston County Extension Office


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Office Hours: 7:30-12:00; 12:30-4:00
Michael D. 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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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

Camps Help Military Youth Have an Enjoyable Summer

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

Fall Armyworm Invasion Continues

By Maggie Lawrence on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:25 am

The Next Wave of Fall Armyworm Damage IS HERE!

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 1:24 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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