Clay County Extension Office
Melissa Willis, County Extension Coordinator
93 County Road 31, Ashland, AL 36251
Phone: (256) 354-5976
Fax: (256) 354-7787
Office Hours: 8:00-12:00; 12:30-4:30
Visit our Clay Office website to learn more.
Read the March/April Newsletter (PDF download)
About Extension Service
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) is the primary outreach organization for the land-grant mission of Alabama A&M University and Auburn University. The nationwide Cooperative Extension System was established in 1914 by the Smith-Lever Act. Core values that differentiate Extension in today’s education marketplace—and that help ensure our sustainability and success—are our unique combination of
- the research-based underpinning of our programs, materials, and
- educational activities; 2) our ability to establish positive working relationships with clients, communities, partners, and stakeholders; and
- relevant programming that addresses current societal challenges and opportunities.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the primary outreach organization for the land-grant mission of Alabama A&M University and Auburn University, delivers research-based educational programs that enable people to improve their quality of life and economic well-being.
To be a world-class educational organization providing real-life solutions to improve the lives of all Alabamians.
What Do We Do?
ACES works with individuals, groups, and agencies, initiating and facilitating partnerships and helping people help themselves to a better life and livelihood. ACES work has received national and international recognition for many achievements, all of which are based on partnerships. Within these partnerships we are known for providing educational opportunities and information grounded in research-based science to targeted audiences.
Importance of Clay County Agriculture, Forestry, and Related Industries
New Impact Report Underscores Dominant Grassroots Influence of Agriculture and Forestry in Alabama
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Agribusiness Council has recently released an impact report entitled: Clay County Agriculture, Forestry, and Related Industries.
Clay County’s agricultural, forestry, and related industries generated 1,627 full- and part-time jobs, representing 28.5 percent of the county’s total workforce (5,709 jobs).
The total impact of agriculture, forestry, and related industries was $194.8 million, which was 34.1 percent of the county’s total economic activity ($570.7 million). The indirect business taxes impact was $4.6 million, 28.4 percent of the county’s total indirect business taxes.
Read the full report (PDF download) 2010 Clay County Agriculture Forestry Impact Report.
Review reports on each county in Alabama, go to http://www.aces.edu/impact/ag/