765 County Road 1466
P.O. Box 1062
Cullman, AL  35056


From Cullman, travel East on U.S. Highway 278 to Alabama Highway 69.  Turn North and travel about 2 miles to Center.

Office Hours

7:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

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Arnold W. Caylor
Director, Research/extension Ctr
761 Co Rd 1466
Cullman, AL 35055

The North Alabama Horticulture Research Center (formerly known as the North Alabama Horticulture Substation) was established on a 160-acre site in Cullman Country in 1948.

During the 1950s and 1960s a variety of vegetables and fruits were studied at this Cullman substation to help local farmers build a truck crop industry. The most unique contribution of research at the substation was establishing a thriving pimento pepper production center. Work on sweetpotatoes, other vegetables and apples has been important as well.

The North Alabama Horticulture Research Center was one of the five substations established in Alabama during and a few years after World War II: Upper Coastal Plain in 1944, Piedmont Substation in 1945, North Alabama Horticulture Substation at Cullman in 1948, Chilton Area Horticulture Substation at Clanton in 1948 and the Lower Coastal Plain Substation at Camden in 1948.

History adapted from the following publications:
Kerr, N.A. 1985. A History of the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station: 1883-1983. Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn, Alabama.
Yeager, J. and G. Stevenson. 2000. Inside Ag Hill: The People and Events That Shaped Auburn’s Agricultural history from 1872 through 1999. Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn, Alabama.