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Etowah County Educational Events

  • ServSafe for Food Service/Cottage Food Safety Certificate Course
  • Eat Smart Be Active/Today’s Mom Master Gardeners
  • Earth Day Litter Pickup
  • Raised Bed Gardens in Public Housing Communities Vegetable Seed Giveaway
  • Virtual Programming
  • Invasive Plant Management Workforce Academy
  • Small Business Workshops
  • Fact of Fiction? The Truth Behind GMOs
  • Hometown Hospitality—Customer Service Training
  • Alabama Department of Agriculture
    • Private Pesticide License
    • Training and Certification
  • Local Growers Permits
  • Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Voucher Program
  • Nutrition Programs

Resource Areas Serving Etowah County

4-H & Youth

  • Summer Camp
  • In-School Clubs
  • Photography Club
  • Alabama Water Watch 4-H Club
  • Animal Clubs
  • Beekeeping Club
  • Black Creek 4-H Archery Club
  • Computer Science 4-H Club
  • Cool Kids
  • Cooking Club
  • Dog 4-H Club
  • Etowah County 4-H Homeschool Club
  • Fly Fishing 4-H Club
  • Forestry/Wildlife 4-H Club
  • Horse 4-H Club
  • KIND 4-H Community Club
  • Livestock 4-H Club
  • Outdoor Adventure 4-H Club
  • Outdoor Survival 4-H Club
  • Poultry/Rabbit 4-H Club
  • Shotgun 4-H Club
  • Top Shots 4-H Rifle Club


  • Home Grounds
  • Commercial Ag
  • Agronomic Crops
  • Livestock and Poultry

Family & Health

  • Food Safety and Quality
  • Money Management
  • Nutrition Education

Natural Resources

  • Wildlife/Forestry
  • Pond Management

Economic Development

  • Workforce Development
  • Job Skills
  • Community Development

Etowah County Extension Partnerships & Community Education Outreach

  • Etowah County Commission
  • Coosa Valley RC&D
  • Greater Gadsden Housing Authority
  • Downtown Gadsden Inc.
  • Gadsden State Community College
  • United Way
  • Gadsden City Schools
  • Etowah County Schools
  • 5th Street Farmers Market
  • Gadsden Public Library
  • Greater Gadsden Tourism
  • SPAN of Etowah County
  • Gadsden Job Corps
  • Gadsden – Etowah Chamber of Commerce
  • Etowah County Farmers Federation
  • Annual Community Health Fairs City of Gadsden
  • Beautiful Rainbow Cafe
  • Alabama Department of Public Health

Increasing Quality of Life for Alabamians with Research-Based Information

  • 4-H’ers are four times more likely to give back to their communities and two times more likely to make healthy choices.
  • Students who participated in the Nutrition Education Program ate 57 percent of the fresh fruits and vegetables through the school lunch program.

One Year by the Numbers

  • 208 Soil Samples
  • 200 In Expanded Food and Nutrition Education
  • 29 Food Safety/ServSafe and Cottage Food Training Participants
  • 1,457 Program Participants
  • 353 Nutrition Education Participants
  • 1,578 4-H’ers Enrolled

For more information:

Etowah County Extension

Eric Wright

County Extension Coordinator

3200A West Meighan Blvd.

Gadsden, AL 35904

Phone: (256)547-7936


Eric Wright, County Extension Coordinator

New January 2022, Etowah County Annual Report, ACES-2648

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