Upcoming Events

Farm-City Week 2017

The Farm-City program brings the city and the country together by fostering relationships between rural farmers and urban workers.  This year, the week before Thanksgiving has been designated as Farm-City Week.  This years theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life”, and captures the essence of farming.

No other industry or activity is more connected to “life” than agriculture.  Farmers produce the grains, protein, fruit, vegetables, nuts and dairy products that sustain life.

The Calhoun County Farmer’s Federation Women’s Leadership Committee hosted their annual banquet on Tuesday, November 14th, at the Farmers Federation Building in Jacksonville.  Guest speaker was Jeff Helms, Director of Public Relations and Communications for Alabama Farmers Federation and ALFA Insurance.   4-H Students who participated in the Farm-City Poster and Essay Contests were recognized.

The Anniston Kiwanis Club invited area farmers, educators, and other community leaders to join them at their meeting on Thursday, November 16th, at the Anniston Country Club.  Guest speaker was Wayne Greene, Ph.D., PAS, Diplomate ACAS Professor and Head,  Department of Animal Sciences Auburn University.  The students’ winning posters and essays were on display.

2018 Beautification Board Awards

The Calhoun County Beautification Board is now accepting nominations for it’s annual awards.  Please take this opportunity to recognize those who have contributed to the beauty of Calhoun County.  Two (2) awards, one in each category will be given for each Commission District.  Deadline for entry is May 31, 2018.  Winners will be announced in mid-June.

Categories are:

COMMERCIAL/CIVIC:   Churches, motels, schools, restaurants, etc.

RESIDENTIAL:                 Single family, multiple family (apartments/condos).



You must provide at least 2 recent photos of the nominated site, taken within the last 12 months.


Judging will be based on appearance (well groomed, distinctive looking, harmonious, unified); landscape design (plantings relate to buildings in size & shape, creative use of terrain, blending of plants).

Applications may be downloaded here, or you may pick one up at the Calhoun County Extension Office, 1702 Noble Street, Suite 108, Anniston.




Earth Day 2018

Earth Day 2018 was held at Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan on April 16th and 17th.    Over 800 4th graders from around the County visited the Gardens over the 2 day period.  They spent their day of learning about environmental issues that affect their lives.

Many thanks to our sponsors, staff and volunteers for their help.


Click HERE for more photos.

Longleaf Botanical Gardens Third Thursdays

camellia blossom

To reserve your spot, call Anniston Museum of Natural History at 256. 237-6766. Reservations are required. Cost is $5.00 per person or free to members. Payment is to be made at the time of registration and may be made by cash, check (made payable to Longleaf Botanical Gardens and earmarked for educational programs) or charge card in person or by phone).

For information on upcoming “Third Thursday” programs, as well as other Longleaf events, check out LONGLEAF BOTANICAL GARDENS on Facebook.

2018 Farmers Market Information

The Original Downtown Farmers Market

Wednesdays & Saturdays, 7am-noon

Behind the County Administration Building, 1702 Noble Street, Anniston

Call 256-237-1621 for opening date.


Jacksonville Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8am-12noon, on The Square

May 12 through Oct 20th

For more information, see their Facebook page.


Anniston Downtown Market

Saturdays, 8am-12noon

Behind City Hall, 176 W 12th Street, Anniston

Opening day:  April 28, 2018

Check out their Facebook page, Anniston Downtown Market.


Oxford Downtown Market

Thursday afternoons

Located near the Old Train Station & Oxford Water

June 14 – September 6, 3pm-7pm

For more information, check out the Historic Main Street Oxford on Facebook.


If you need to renew your Growers Permit, fill out the form below.

2018 Growers Permit

(Please remember, a copy of your growers permit must be on file with the Extension Office in order to be valid.

Questions? call 256-237-1621.