Jackson County Features

  • Walls of Jericho

  • Over Looking the Tennessee River

  • Estill Fork Scenic Road

  • Dutton Elementary School Ag Day

  • Jackson County FFA Land Judging

  • Faces of Ag Tour - The Leah Farm

  • Pasture Cross Fencing

Events

  • Jun 29 2017

    NRCS Announces Drought Assistance Program

    Jackson County – USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist for Alabama Ben Malone announced that the agency is providing funding to assist landowners impacted by last year’s extreme drought. Agricultural producers statewide suffered losses from months with low rainfall. Eligible landowners are encouraged to apply by July 28, 2017. Alabama landowners living in counties identified as high priority will be assigned the highest priority for financial assistance because they were impacted the most by the drought. Funding will be provided through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and will address fencing, water troughs, pasture, hay land re-establishment, wells, and prescribed grazing. In addition to others, these practices will not only help landowners recover losses from the drought, they will serve as a proactive step to help landowners in the event of future drought situations. Measures such as planting drought affected cool season grasses such as fescue and installing water tanks and fencing will make lands more sustainable. “Landowners across the state have weathered the drought for months and these funds will assist them in replenishing losses and doing what they can to help their grazing lands recover,” said State Conservationist Ben Malone. During the worst of the drought, USDA reported more than $30 million in disaster funds were distributed nationally for livestock feed programs and non-insured disaster support. In addition, because livestock feed was in short supply, cattle sales were 19% ahead of 2015. This impacted the value of livestock that was sold. Alabama landowners who are interested in applying for drought funding should contact their local USDA service center to learn more. Read More

  • Jun 12 2017

    Jackson County Conservation District Board Seeks To Fill Vacancy

    Jackson County – Do you have a love for the land?  Are you interested in influencing how conservation programs in Jackson County are utilized?  If so Jackson County Conservation District wants you! Jackson County Conservation District is looking for people to serve on its Board of Supervisors who share a commitment to natural resource issues. Individuals serving on the board enjoy a unique volunteer experience and gain an opportunity to make a positive contribution to our community.  To be eligible you must be a resident of Jackson County.   An ideal candidate for the board would have good organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to be flexible. An excellent background would be a person from agriculture, business, education, journalism, grant writing, fundraising, natural resources, land use or any combination thereof.      Duties and responsibilities include:  Serve a three year term Attend  and participate at board monthly meetings and functions Cooperate with fellow board members in establishing District policies Assist in fundraising Participate in developing annual and long range plans of work Serve as District spokesperson by representing the District at public functions and at functions related to natural resource conservation activities Persons interested in serving as a district supervisor may obtain and submit an application at the Jackson County Conservation District’s office located in the USDA Agriculture Service Center at 2345 South Broad St., Suite A, in Scottsboro, or they may call (256) 574-1005, ext. 3 for additional information. Selection of the new board member is expected to be completed within a few months.  A Conservation District is a local unit of state government with the responsibility to carry out a program of natural resources conservation and encourage wise land management.  Members now serving on the Jackson County Conservation District Board of Supervisors are Phillip Thompson, Chairman; Larry Dean, Vice-chairman; Linda Shrader, Secretary / Treasurer; Billy Stephenson and Jerry Barton. Read More

  • Mar 06 2017

    Jackson County Conservation District Board Meetings

    Jackson County – Jackson County Conservtion District Board meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00pm in the USDA Service Center conference room located at 2345 South Broad Street in Scottsboro and are open to the public. Read More