Upcoming Events

4-H Summer Camp


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!


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!