Upcoming Events



Forestry Landowner’s Seminar

pine forest

Please join us for the inaugural meeting of the Barbour County Forestry Advisory Committee. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. and speakers will follow.

Speakers and topics include:

  • Perry Pritchett, Alabama Forestry Commission- landowner service offered by AFC
  • John Curtis, USDA-NRCD- Landowner Cost Share Opportunities
  • Dr. Adam Maggard, Auburn University- Timber Markets

Registration is required, call the Barbour County Extension Office at 334-687-5688 or stop by the office at 525 School Street, Eufaula, AL 36027. Thanks to First South Farm Credit for sponsoring dinner.

Tree Risk Assessment and Post-Storm Restoration Workshop

 

Tree Risk Assessment Workshop Planned

How safe is this tree? Learn how to assess the condition of trees in your yard and city streets. What is the best way to handle trees that are a potential hazard to your home or business? Dr. Beau Brodbeck, Auburn University, will discuss tree defects and recognizing potential tree hazards. Dr. Brodbeck will also discuss actions to take after the storm.  This workshop will be held at the Barbour County Extension Office 525 School Street, Eufaula May 25 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Call or come by the office to register.

RiverKids Training and Paddles Planned

Chattahoochee RiverKids

On April 11, the Barbour and Russell County Offices met at Backyard Orchards for a fun-filled afternoon introducing the RiverKids program to 4Hers. The Chattahoochee RiverKids Kayak Club will meet four times this summer to paddle down area streams. The paddles will last half a day with fun events planned like fishing, natural resource and water ecology lessons.

A grant was obtained by the Barbour County Extension Office last year to purchase 12 kayaks, kayak trailer, fishing gear, and safety equipment for the program. So far the staff has been happy with the amount of interest in the program. Currently, 20 4hers are signed up for this year’s club and a waiting list has been started.

Paddle Dates: May 20, June 17, July 8, August 19

If you are interested in volunteering with this program, please call our office and learn how to get involved!

 

Precision Agriculture Trainings

Extension Announces Precision Agriculture Training Opportunities

By Robin Aldridge

AUBURN, Ala.—Adoption of precision agriculture technology in the Southeast is increasing, but farmers still struggle with taking full advantage of the technology available to adopt site-specific management practices.

Dr. Brenda Ortiz, an Alabama Extension precision agriculture specialist, along with other Extension specialists will hold several workshops to educate individuals in order to maximize their use of precision agriculture technologies.

The Alabama Extension Precision Agriculture program will offer four different workshops throughout the year. The topics of the workshops are listed below along with a link for registration. There is no cost is involved, but limited seats are available. Registration is required for admittance. Each event will be located at E.V. Smith Research Center (4725 County Road 40 Shorter, AL). Lunch will be provided for attendees.

Workshop                           Time                          Date                            Link to register

Use of Soil Sensors             8 a.m. – 3 p.m.          Feb. 24                        http://bit.ly/2jkF04H
for Irrigation
Scheduling

Precision Ag. Sprayer          8 a.m. – 2 p.m.         March 10                     http://bit.ly/2kN6cKL
Clinic

Yield monitor                      8 a.m. – 2 p.m.         June 22                       http://bit.ly/2jwrdZ4
calibration and use of
yield data

Precision Ag. Planter            8 a.m. – 2 p.m.        Nov. 30                       http://bit.ly/2jMBNyp
Clinic

These workshops are available for farmers, consultants, Extension personnel and governmental agency personnel (NRCS, USDA).

CEUs/CCAs will be available for all attendees at every training.

Questions related to this program can be answered with an email to Dr. Ortiz at bortiz@auburn.edu or Extension Regional Crops Agent Christy Hicks at agnewcd@auburn.edu.

 

Contact: Maggie Lawrence, News Unit Manager
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
334.844.5687 or 334.329.1013
lawremc@auburn.edu

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

September:

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)

 

October:

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)

November:

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

Alabama Master Naturalist Program

egret standing on driftwood in a wetland area

The Alabama Master Naturalist program is a new statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. In addition, the AMN program will also develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

Learn more about how you can participate today!