Upcoming Events

Canning Workshop

canned peaches, green beans, jelly, tomatoes

Join us for a canning workshop to be held Friday, June 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Westwood Baptist Church.  We will discuss water bath canning and other canning methods as well as  have a live demonstration, and samples will be given.  Registration fee is $5.00 (payable with check or money order- cash cannot be accepted) and includes a Food Preservation Cookbook and more! Please call the Dallas County Extension office at 334-875-3200 to register or for more information. See downloadable PDF of Event Flyer Canning Workshop Dallas 2018.

Farmers Market Season

Green and yellow vegetables

The Dallas County Farmers’ Market will officially open for its 2018 session beginning on Saturday, June 2. The market will be open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday beginning June 2 – November 3 from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 pm or until the last vendor sells out. The market is located at Bloch Park on Dallas Avenue in Selma. For more information or if you have questions, please contact the market manager at 334-366-4575.

Making the Older Years Golden

Come celebrate Older Americans Day in honor of “Making the Older Years Golden” on May 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Carl Morgan Convention Center 211 Washington Street, Selma, Alabama. Individuals 60 years and older is FREE. There is a $5.00 fee for individuals 59 years and younger. Contact our office with any questions or concerns.  See the downloadable registration form Older Americans Day

Healthy Homes Dallas County

A grant was awarded to the Dallas County Extension Office from the Environmental Protection Agency-Healthy Homes Dallas County. This project will address the need for education to homeowners and renters in Dallas County. The goal is to promote healthy homes and address issues related to lead poisoning, asthma, other chronic lung diseases, and allergies (dust, cockroach,vermin).

The project will feature a two-day education/training for participants. The recruitment and training of Home Assessors will work under the supervision of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System-Dallas County Office to assess and maximize the impact of education and small low-cost remediation projects for those who participate.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Callie Nelson, County Extension Coordinator.

SNAP-ED Adult Program


SNAP-ED ADULTS PROGRAM in Dallas and Perry Counties focus on Health and Wellness, teaching families how to make healthy food choices, food safety, how to be a smart food shopper, and saving their food dollars. Nutrition Education Program (NEP) educators use approved recipes from the Federal Food Guidance, currently MYPLATE. SNAP-ED’s primary target audience is food assistance recipients. The goal of the NEP program is to promote healthy dietary patterns and regular physical activity among individuals, families, and communities.

For more information, please contact Gladys Blythe, in the Dallas County Extension office.

Eating Smart, Being Active


Eating Smart, Being Active focuses on enjoying healthy foods, preparation of healthy snacks and quick meals, eating healthy on a budget and changing eating and physical activity habits to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The six week series promotes gradual changes-one step at a time, and encourages changes the whole family can embrace to become healthier. Moreover, Eating Smart, Being Active has become a favorite program among the Motherly Care participants. Eating smart and being Active participants are eager to learn different healthy cooking styles as well as learning how to make their food dollars stretch.

Today’s Mom


Today’s Mom teaches moms-to-be to have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. In conjunction with diet, physical activity can help them have a more comfortable pregnancy and easier delivery. Today’s Mom aims to improve the dietary and physical activity habits of mom-to be during the series of six lessons.

Diabetes Education


Power to Prevent Diabetes is a program designed to encourage persons at increased risk for diabetes to lose weight and prevent or delay the disease. The program presents nutrition and physical activity health tips and suggests activities that are simple and fun.

The program consists of six weekly sessions. More time may be required for some of the sessions, depending on the participants’ interests. Participants are encouraged to bring family members or friends to the sessions to support healthy lifestyle behaviors for everyone.

Diabetes Support Group Meetings are held each month and involves a time of sharing and problem solving, an educational program, and a recipe sampling of a diabetic friendly dish.