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County Extension

  • What people should know about the Litter Program

    By Megan Farmer
    MORGAN COUNTY NEWS

        In 2015, the Litter Grant Program collected 76,500 pounds of trash from Morgan County roads. We recycled 1,525 pounds of aluminum and 3,330 pounds of plastic.     
        Most people assume that, when they litter, we will always be there to clean it up. Well, there are some problems with this way of thinking.
        We’re a small team. We only have 1-2 inmates per day picking up litter.

  • Agriculture

    Soil Conservation holds district conference

        The Morgan County Soil Conservation District attended the 72nd Annual, Tennessee Association Conservation Districts Convention that was held in Chattanooga, on Feb. 28-March 1. This year’s theme was “Looking out for Tennessee’s Natural Resources from Lookout Mountain.”

  • Agriculture

    BY AMANDA CLOUTIER
    Agricultural columnist

        The Family Consumer Science department for UT Extension of Morgan County is underway and we have some outstanding programs available starting soon.

  • Agriculture

    “Celebrate! Growing Rhythm & Harmony” is theme of annual festival

        Spring is on its way, but there’s still time to reserve vendor space for the Cumberland County Master Gardeners Association Flower & Garden Show, April 22-24 at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds. It’s the plateau’s best-attended annual flower and garden extravaganza and there’s always a wide variety of vendors on hand to delight and excite attendees.

  • Agriculture

        A short course Bee School will be held Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Scott County Farmers Market Building, located across from the Sheriff’s Office in Huntsville. This is a course recommended for anybody interested in getting started in beekeeping. For more information, contact Larry Walker at 423-628-6455.

  • USDA to measure farmland rental rate in the area

        Beginning in February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Services will contact Tennessee farmers to gather land rental rate information for the Cash Rents and Leases survey.  The results of the survey will serve as a valuable decision-making tool for farmers and other landowners and will help shape negotiations for 2017 rental agreements.

  • Chestnut Ridge

        Saturday, Oct. 10 from 4-7 p.m. is the chicken livers and gizzards dinner at the fire hall. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. For carryouts call 965-3922.    Everybody is invited to come and help a good cause.
        Sympathy to Lowell and Gerald Wyatt and all the family in the loss of their mother, Hassie Wyatt, Saturday in Crossville.
        Saturday a group from Hillview Baptist Church attended a molasses making gathering in Pall Mall.

  • Oakdale’s Headden receives Vol State Award
  • USDA

    FARMERS TO RECEIVE DOCUMENTATION OF USDA SERVICES LOCAL OFFICES ISSUE RECEIPTS FOR SERVICES PROVIDED  

        U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Services Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Gene Davidson reminds agricultural producers that FSA provides  receipt to customers who request to receive assistance of information on FSA programs.   

  • USDA

    FSA COUNTY COMMITTEE NOMINATION PERIOD           
    FENTRESS/MORGAN/SCOTT COUNTY NOW OPEN

        Fentress county USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Don Atkinson, announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committee began on June 15. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Fentress/Morgan/Scott County FSA Office by close of business on Aug. 3.