Upcoming Events



Holiday Decorating

The holidays are approaching and it will soon be time to decorate. Want some ideas for decorating for both Thanksgiving and Christmas? Come join the Autauga County Master Gardeners Association and the Prattville Parks & Recreation Department on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 from 9:00 am-11:00 am at the Doster Center, 425 S. Northington St., Prattville, AL  36067.

Hosted by Charlotte Hall. She has been a Master Gardener since 2013 and has been decorating with natural materials for as long as she can remember.In addition to looking nice, the scents associated with plants and other natural materials that can be used to decorate for the holidays are some of the most popular.  To sign up or for more information, contact Prattville Parks & Recreation office at 334-595-0800. Free to the public, but Pre-Registration is required.

Master Gardeners Association Holiday Decorating

2018 Central Alabama Family Caregivers Conference

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and in observance of the dedication of countless family caregivers in Autauga County, The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is holding a special conference.

 

The 2018 Central Alabama Family Caregivers Conference will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Autauga County Extension Office, 2226 AL- 14 W, Suite E, Autaugaville, AL. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Registration is required. Please call the Autauga County Extension Office at 334.361.7273 to register or email Natalie at nsr0014@aces.edu.

The 2018 Central Alabama Family Caregivers Conference offers a chance for caregivers to meet with service providers in the area, and it provides a forum to learn  new information about various topics impacting caregivers and those under their care. What to expect at this year conference: Managing Someone Else’s Money Workshop, Stress Management Tips, Effects of Opiate Abuse Workshop, Unused/Expired Prescription Drug Collection, Free Elder Law Clinic, Exhibitors/Resource Booths and a Free Lunch. Everyone is welcome so please join us at the Autauga County Extension Office, at no cost to participants.

 

January 2018 Autauga County Newsletter

The Autauga County Extension Office is preparing for a busy 2018.

Review some of our programs in 2017 and get a look at some of the upcoming programs for 2018 in the latest Autauga County Extension Newsletter.

Click here: Autauga County Extension January 2018.

 

Grassroots Meeting of 2017

 

June 2017 Pressure Cooking Class

 

Friends of the Forest 2017

 

Autauga County Master Gardeners serve during Arbor Day 2017 in Autaugaville

 

Farm City Day 2017

Farm City 2017 Was a Huge Success!

Almost 800 Autauga County students and over 100 adult teachers,volunteers, and parents participated in the  2017 Farm City Day hosted by the Autauga County Extension Office. The event was held in the RH Kirkpatrick Agricultural Arena off Highway 14 West in Autaugaville.

Farm City Day 2017 kicked off with an hour long presentation by the Southeastern Raptor Center of Auburn University- including the finale, a presentation of “Spirit” who decided to talk to the group as he was walked around the arena.

Autauga County Extension Coordinator, Darrue Sharpe, praised the effort as a wonderful way to share research based information with youth, especially those considering careers in Agriculture.

Youth learned about: Honey Bee farming, dairy farming, show calves, horses, goats, hogs, preserving wildlife habitats and forests, cotton farming, use of tractors and farming equipment, and careers in agriculture.  Youth presenters with the Autauga Young Farmers and a 12 year old resident who raises hogs impressed 6th graders with the hard work and dedication they exemplified when talking about their passions: animals and farming.

 

   

 

Future Farmers of America students who volunteered for Farm City Day 2017.

The day-long event was made possible through the support of local farmers and volunteers and sponsors including the Autauga County Commission; the Autauga Forestry Commission, the Autauga Wildlife, Forestry and Stewardship Council,the Autauga County Board of Education, Autauga Cattleman’s Association, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Montgomery, the Autauga County Master Gardeners Association, members of the Future Farmers of America from Billingsley School, the Future Farmers of America from the Prattville Technology Center, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

 

The 2017 Central Alabama Caregivers Conference

November  is National Family Caregivers Month, and in observance of the dedication of countless family caregivers in Autauga County, The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is holding a special conference.

Diverse group of volunteers put hands together

The 2017 Central Alabama Family Caregivers Conference will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 138 S. Washington Street, Prattville, AL. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration is required. Please call the Autauga County Extension Office at 334.361.7273 to register. You may also mail in this printable registration form2017 Caregiver Registration Brochure  

The 2017 Central Alabama Family Caregivers Conference offers a chance for caregivers to meet with service providers in the area, and it provides a forum to learn  new information about various topics impacting caregivers and those under their care. Partnering agencies are joining with he Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs, New & Nontraditional Programs, and the Autauga County Extension Office are holding this event, at no cost to participants.Exhibitors and sponsors of this event include: Oxford Health Care, Synergy Homecare , Alabama Family Trust,Davis & Associates Attorneys , and New Day Senior Care of Community Hospital, and Southern Care Hospice.

 

This event is free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to bring a canned good for donation to the Montgomery Area Food Bank.  Also, anyone with expired medical prescriptions or medicine that needs to be destroyed may bring them to the Caregivers Conference. Members of local law enforcement will destroy the unwanted and unused medications.