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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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The Next Wave of Fall Armyworm Damage IS HERE!

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 4:03 pm

New Rainwater Catchment System Installed at SROC

By Wendi Williams on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 1:40 pm

White Sugarcane Aphid Found on Sorghum in Chilton, Dallas, and Escambia Counties in Alabama

By Kathy Flanders on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 12:33 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


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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