Upcoming Events



4-H Summer Camp

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DeKalb County had 5 youth attend 4-H Summer Camp at the 4-H Center in Columbiana, AL with 1 serving as a Counselor in Training. Youth participated in Outdoor Recreation activities including Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Giant Swing, Archery, Swimming, and Alabama Wildlife Education to name just a few. Registration for 2016 4-H Summer Camp will begin in January.

Fort Payne Farmers Market is well underway!

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Fort Payne Farmers Market is well underway! The DeKalb County Extension office has issued Growers Permits to over 60 farmers, and the market is open every Tuesday and Friday 3:00pm- 7:00pm throughout the summer. The Farmers Market is located at VFW Fairgrounds, 151 18th St NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967.

Agri-Tourism in Alabama

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Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with growers. Farms may open to the public for wildlife watching and hunting. Ag tours, on farm bed-and-breakfasts, and dude ranches give tourists the fresh air, open space, and relaxation of country life.

U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, hay mazes, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, ag heritage museums, festivals, and fairs all attract visitors.

Find your Agri-Tourism destination today!

Alabama Master Naturalist Program

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The Alabama Master Naturalist program is a new statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. In addition, the AMN program will also develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

Learn more about how you can participate today!