Russell County Extension provides plant, insect and disease identification for homeowners and commercial landscapers. We administer the Alabama Master Gardener Program, an educational volunteer training course that assists Extension in environmental education outreach. For more information, please contact David Koon, regional Extension agent for Home Grounds, Gardens and Home Pests.
Russell County Extension provides ServSafe®, a food safety training course for food service workers, as well as home food preservation and food safety. We partner with community organizations in providing research based health information to the public in the form of screenings and informational booths at local health fairs.
For more about ServSafe® training, see the ACES Food Safety website.
Russell County 4-H is a “Learn” by Doing” youth development program. 4-Her’s participate yearly in Regional Roundup, a 4-H competitive event. In 2015, Russell County 4-H sent 16 youth to participate in the program. The Hilltop 4-H club meets monthly and provides instruction to our youth on a variety of educational topics.
Russell County Extension provides fish pond management workshops, timber management workshop and answers landowner questions about wildlife and forestry. For more information, contact Jennifer Davidson, in the Russell County Extension office.
Need a soil test? Want to test your forage? We help everyone from Homeowners to Farmers improve the quality of what they grow!
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!
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.
Want to get involved in the greatest youth program happening in your community? Then join 4-H and bring a friend along with you. 4-H is your passport to adventure!
We’ve got answers! Call the Master Gardener Helpline (toll free) 1-877-252-GROW (4769)