Dealing with wild pig damage on your farm or hunting land? Wondering about the best control tactics for this destructive, invasive species? Join us for this FREE seminar to learn about the best management practices for your property!
- Wild Pig History, Biology and Ecology
- Wild Pig Management Techniques
- Trapping Demonstrations
June 14th, 2018, 5:30P.M. to 8:00P.M in Clayton, Alabama (Dinner Provided).
Dinner at the Dime Store followed by presentation in the parking lot on Reed Avenue, Clayton, AL (Behind the Police Station).
To register, please RSVP by June 11 to the Barbour County Extension Office (334-687-5688). Seating is limited!
Summer on the Water
Come join Barbour and Russell County 4-H for our Chattahoochee RiverKids Club. We’ll spend every Saturday in June (except the 23rd) kayaking, fishing, and environmental education!!! This year we are adding an optional overnight trip!
Paddles: June 2, 9, 16, overnight camp June 29-30
Registration is open NOW AND WILL CLOSE APRIL 30!!!
***Limited to only 15 participants***
Age: 12-18 year olds
Optional Trip- $25 Terrapin Outdoor Center, Piedmont, AL
First 15 participants to sign up and pay their money will be given a spot. After spots are full, we will start a waiting list.
Welcome meeting for participants and parents will be May 22nd @ Backyard Orchard on Hwy 431 @ 4 pm cst. This is a mandatory meeting for all club members! To register, please stop by the county office to fill out registration and pay. Call 334-687-5688 for more information.
Income Tax for Timber Operations | Alabama Cooperative Extension System – ACES.edu
Timber Tax workshop will be held in Barbour County September 14. Click link above for more details.
Weed Management in Lakes and Ponds Seminar, July 26
Bring a pond weed to be identified or water samples to be tested. Extension Specialist and Wildlife REA will be available to answer any questions relating to ponds, wildlife, and natural resources.
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 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.
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!
Alabama fruit growers are experiencing one of the warmest winters in 60 years. Peach trees require a certain number of chill hours to produce fruit.
Source: Low Chill Hours Cause Worry for Peach Producers – Extension Daily
While any rainfall is welcome rainfall, the drought will still persist and individual water conservation is necessary.
Source: Water Conservation Still Vital – Extension Daily