Upcoming Events

Stress Workshop for High School Students and Parents

4-H Talks Stress at workshop

Geni Dean, Barbour County 4-H FREA, recently spoke to a group of Barbour County High School students and parents about teen stress and how to manage it.  This was part of the joint effort between Barbour County 4-H and Barbour County High School to bring career readiness and leadership classes to the local high schools.  If you would like to get your students or school involved in 4-H, please contact the Barbour County Extension Office for more information.


Put Your Best Fork Forward


By: Helen H Jones, Regional Extension Agent, Human Nutrition, Diet, and Health

Eating healthier does not mean changing your entire eating pattern overnight. Small changes, made over time, can add up. For National Nutrition Month® 2017, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges everyone to start small – one forkful at a time, and “Put Your Best Fork Forward.”

Each March, the Academy encourages everyone to focus on healthful eating through National Nutrition Month. Whether you are planning meals to prepare at home or selecting when dining out, always “Put Your Best Fork Forward” to help find your healthy eating style.

“How much we eat is as important as what we eat, which is why this year’s National Nutrition Month theme inspires us to start with small changes in our eating habits,” says registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson Kristi King.

The Academy strives to communicate healthful eating messages that emphasize balancing food and beverages within an individual’s energy needs, rather than focusing on any one specific food or meal. To this end, it is the Academy’s position that improving overall wellbeing requires a lifelong commitment to healthful lifestyle behaviors, emphasizing lasting and enjoyable eating practices and daily physical activity.

“It’s important to balance individualized eating plans that include a variety of your favorite, nutritious foods with physical activity most days of the week,” King says. “Registered dietitian nutritionists bring the knowledge and experience to help people find balance and create sustainable solutions that will keep them healthy throughout their entire lives.”

September 2016 County Contest Now Open!

September 2016 county contest is the Photography Contest.  The World I See and The World I Imagine are 2 separate contests and rules can be found by clicking on each contest.  Entries will be due at the October Club Meetings or to the County Extension Office by October 31st at noon.  No late entries will be excepted.  If your not a current member of 4-H…that’s ok!  You can sign up online before you turn your entry in to the office!

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Fall Upcoming Events

ACES New LogoAugust:

19th– Row Crops Field Day, Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, Headland 8:00 a.m.

30th- Southeast Alabama Agronomy Tour
Wiregrass Research and Extension Center. Registration at 8 AM. Tour begins at 8:30 AM.
This year’s tour will feature cotton and peanut variety trials, irrigation scheduling, wild hog control, vegetable production, and many other topics.
The tour will end with a sponsored lunch. Please RSVP for tour and lunch at 334-693-3800


6th– Farmers Market Food Safety, Clayton City Hall 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

7th– Forest Management in the Coastal Plains, Wehle Center 8 a.m. (register at www.alaforestry.org/events/event_list.asp $15 fee lunch included)

13th-Pecan Grower Workshop Lunch and Learn, Clayton City Hall 12:00p.m.-1:00 p.m.

22nd– Cottage Food Law Workshop, Chattahoochee Courts Community Center 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

27th- Fraud and Scam Workshop, Lunch and Learn, Eufaula Senior Center 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

30th– Wild Hog Workshop, Enterprise State Community College Multipurpose Room, 600 Plaza Drive, Enterprise, AL 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (register at www.aces.edu/go/657 $20 fee with lunch and handouts included)



1st– Chick Chain Show and Auction, Ozark

8th– Touch the tractor, Indian Summer Eufaula

13th– Classroom in the Forest, Wehle Center 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (all 5th grade in the county)


4th– Farm City Banquet, Eufaula-Barbour Chamber of Commerce 7:30 a.m. -9:00 a.m.

Farmers Market Food Safety Training, September 6

Mother and daughter buying vegetables in farm produce market.
Mother and daughter buying vegetables in farm produce market.

Interested in selling produce at the local Farmers Markets? Join us Tuesday, September 6 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Clayton City Hall, 45 Reed Avenue for a Food Safety Training focused on Farmers Markets. Participants will receive a certificate for completing the course. You will learn about liability issues, food borne illnesses and at risk populations, and safe food handling practices during harvest, storage, transport, and sale. Contact the Barbour County Extension Office at 334-775-3284 to register.