Cullman County was named after Col. John G. Cullmann, an immigrant from Frankweiler, Germany, who brought five families with him to settle in the area in 1873.
Cullman is home to the Ave Maria Grotto, Clarkson Covered Bridge, Smith Lake, Sportsman Lake, Hurricane Creek Park and the Peinhardt Living History Farm.
Cullman County leads the state in agricultural production. Major agricultural products include poultry, beef cattle, sweet potatoes, nursery plants, corn and forest products. Cullman County is ranked as one of the top 60 counties in America in total agricultural income. Our community values the relationship of the farmer to our economy, our Farm-City Committee has been recognized as one of the best in the state in past decade.
Tony Glover is the County Extension Coordinator supervising the Cullman Office. Donna Shanklin is a Regional Extension Agent responsible for programs in Health; Jay Conway is a Regional Agent for programs in 4-H and Youth Development; and Home Horticulture and Home Pests questions can be directed to Tony Glover or Beth Self.
Emma Thornton is the agent assistant for the Nutrition Education Program for Cullman and Marshall counties, Raydonna Sims is the agent assistant in 4-H and for a program called Kids Cope; Camellia Taylor is the Administrative Associate and Beth Self is the Administrative Assistant for the office.
Several more Regional Agents serve Cullman County in the areas of: Commercial Horticulture, Animal Science & Forages, Forestry & Wildlife, Food Safety & Preservation, Consumer Science & Financial Management, Agronomy, Family & Child Development and Dairy Science. Click here for a complete list of staff serving Cullman County.
Our county hosts a Master Gardener program – a twelve week course -with participants learning about home gardens, landscapes and pest management from Extension specialists. After completing the course, Master Gardeners volunteer time to the community. For more information call our office or email us with your name and address.
KidCope is a parenting program for divorcing parents of minor children in Cullman County. The program’s aim is to help parents to help their children cope with the stress and problems associated with divorce.
4-H is the youth development program of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Our mission is to help young people develop their Head – Hands – Heart and Health. We have 4-H clubs in schools and in the community. Volunteers are needed! Call us or email us if you would like to be involved in 4-H. 4-H is supported by United Way of Cullman County.
Nutrition Education Program is a program aimed at Food Stamp participants to help them learn how to plan their family meals and snacks in a more nutritious manner. The program also provides educational programs for schools in the Cullman County School System. Call or email for more information.
Our phone number is 256-737-9386.