(1908 – 1989)
Earl Solomon’s expertise during the twelve years he worked with the Extension Service was the soil. He loved working with the land, analyzing it, and determining what could man do to make the best use of it.
He was born in Goodway, Alabama, a small community in Monroe County. He received his high school diploma in 1930 from J. V. Blacksher High School in Uriah, Alabama, and then went straight to Auburn to enroll in the agricultural classes on “Ag Hill.” After receiving his B.S. degree in 1934, Earl was immediately hired by the Extension Service to be a soil analyst and do test demonstrations on the mineral-rich soil in Limestone, Morgan, and Cullman counties.
During his tenure with the Extension Service, he also was an assistant county agent for terracing, for self-containment was one of our first agents to work on TVA sponsored activities, and was 4-H Agent in Cherokee County.
In tribute to his twelve years of service to Alabama Extension Service, we recognize Earl Solomon by the inscription on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 199