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Serving Autauga, Chilton, Elmore, and Montgomery counties.

Urban Center by Numbers

  • Contacts: 7,547
  • Indirect Contacts: 8,529 
  • FTEs: 5

Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University

In 2020, Alabama Extension at AAMU did what most organizations did – adapted in-person programs to online learning opportunities on various digital platforms. We even taught older residents how to use Zoom to reduce social isolation and loneliness brought on by COVID-19.

As a result, we reached audiences of all ages. Although COVID-19 still impacts the way we do business, take this opportunity to explore other virtual programs that Alabama Extension offers.

Urban Extension County Impacts

In 2020, county Extension staff in the Montgomery metro area implemented 56 face-to-face and 182 online training sessions and 14 special events.

Program participants learned research-based best practices in the areas of health and nutrition, workforce development, 4-H and youth development, money management, environmental stewardship, family and child development, and urban agriculture.

General Impact Info

Due to COVID-19, county program impacts primarily reflect online activities.

  • 642 youth and adults learned healthy living practices.
  • 124 youth developed leadership, STEM, and healthy living skills.
  • 1,641 participants learned environmental stewardship strategies.
  • 738 participants improved lawn and gardening skills.
  • 1,762 participants improved money management, child literacy, workforce development, and successful aging skills.

For more impacts: www.aces.edu/go/stateimpacts

2020-21 Impacts

Our educational initiatives meet many state and county goals, such as increasing student participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects and careers, improving student reading skills, enhancing job search skills, and encouraging people to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Find us Online

Alabama Extension Calendar: www.aces.edu/calendar

Alabama Extension at AAMU Facebook: www.facebook.com/AlabamaExtensionAAMU

Urban Extension Products/Programs: www.aces.edu/blog/category/urban-extension/products-programs-urban/

State Office

Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Alabama A&M University
4900 Meridian Street
Huntsville, AL 35810
Phone: (256) 372-5710

Montgomery County Extension Office

Eastmont Shopping Plaza
5340 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109
Phone: (334) 270-4133
Jimmy Smitherman, County Extension Coordinator

What’s new in Urban Extension?

  • In October 2021, a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony marked the launch of two new mobile labs for nutrition and STEM Education. For more information, contact Dr. Kimberly Holmes at ksh0035@aces.edu or (256) 690-4614.
  • By hiring new staff, we were able to resume programming efforts in entrepreneurship and goat and sheep production systems.
  • The unit launched a new campaign called AL Voices for Vaccines funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Department of Agriculture. This project explores why people are reluctant to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more at www.aces.edu/blog/tag/voices-forvaccines/.


Visit www.aces.edu/go/directory for a listing of additional Alabama Extension offices and staff.


New January 2022, 2020-21 Impacts: Urban Center – Montgomery

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