Upcoming Events



Chattahoochee RiverKids

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
Cost: $30
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.

Fact or Fiction? The Truth Behind GMOs and other myths

Fact or Fiction?

 GMO, Genetically Engineered, Bio Technology-What Does it All Mean?

Come join Alabama Extension professionals, researchers, and specialists from Auburn University and Alabama A&M University as we uncover the truth with non-biased & research based information.

Monday, May 14th at 6 p.m. Open to the public- Admission is free! Heavy hors d’oeuvres provided.

ØRegistration

ØWelcome and Introductions (Neil Kelly, Regional Extension Agent, Commercial Horticulture)

ØWhat is in the Meat We Eat?” (Lisa Kriese-Anderson, PhD, Extension Specialist, Associate Professor Animal Sciences Auburn University & Alex Tigue, M.S. Meat Science, Regional Extension Agent Animal Science and Forages)

Ø“Genetically Modified Organisms in Poultry Raised for Meat or Eggs” (Joseph Hess, PhD, Extension Specialist, Professor Poultry Science Auburn University)

Ø“Urban Legends- Plant GMO Mysteries and Myths” (Rudy Pacumbaba, PhD, Extension Specialist Horticulture, Alabama A&M University)

ØQuestions- Panel Discussion

Please pre-register by May 11th. For more information or to register, contact Allie Corcoran at the Barbour County Extension office to register at (334) 687-5688.

Location: Barbour County Extension Office –

525 School Street, Eufaula, AL 36027

What’s Next Barbour?

“What’s Next, Alabama?” Forums to Improve Barbour County

Have you ever noticed something that could improve our quality of life in Barbour County?  Well, here’s your opportunity!  Barbour County Extension and the David Mathews Center for Civic Life (DMC) are hosting a “What’s Next, Barbour?” series of forums in which participants can gather and discuss their community’s economic past, present, and future.

All forums will be held at Eufaula Barbour Chamber of Commerce, starting at 7:30 A.M. and the Louisville Fire Department, starting at 5:30 P.M.  The first forum April 12, 2018 asks, “Where are we now?  What assets do we have in our community?  What is working and what isn’t working?”  There is no cost to attend.  Please RSVP to Merri Robinson no later than April 4, 2018 so we can plan the first forum meeting space.  RSVP Merri at 334-687-5688.

The second forum April 19, 2018 asks, “Where do we want to go? What do we want to change about our community?  What do we want to preserve?”  The third forum, April 26, 2018 asks, “How do we get there? How can we move from talk to action?”  We will have separate announcements and RSVPs for the second and third forums.

To help us prepare for the first forum and ensure all inputs are considered, please complete the short, anonymous survey at https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3egU8l3cvEWzvsp.

While the forum series is centered loosely on topics of economic and workforce development, each community is able to define the topic in ways that make it relevant for them locally.  Any issue that affects a community’s quality of life is fair game for discussion.  “What’s Next, Barbour” encourages us to reflect on the assets we already have in order to leverage these assets to address local challenges, before making a plan for action.

The forums were first held in 2016 in Cullman County. The forums helped Cullman County residents identify and address salient community issues.  Out of 67 Alabama Counties, Barbour County was selected to hold the next series of forums – this is a great opportunity to improve our Barbour County quality of life!!!  Please RSVP, take the short Survey, and join your neighbors at the first forum April 12th.

As a nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening civic life in Alabama, the DMC will facilitate and moderate the three deliberative forums designed to give Barbour County residents the opportunity to have productive and respectful conversations about local issues.  Adults and youth of all ages are welcome.

If you have any questions, please call the Barbour County Extension office at (334) 687-5688.  Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  Everyone is welcome!

Private Applicator Training

Training Scheduled for March 27

What is a private applicator? A private applicator uses or supervises the use of any restricted use pesticide for producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented or on the property of another person if applied without compensation. Who needs a private applicator permit?
• farmers
• nursery owners
• pond owners
• forested land owners
Next available training in Barbour County 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M., March 27, 2018 at the Barbour County Extension Office, 525 School Street, Eufaula, AL. There is a $20.00 fee for the class (check made payable to Barbour County Extension Office) not including $25.00 licensing fee (Check made payable to Alabama Dept. of Ag and Industries). If you would like to register for this class please call our office at (334)-687-5688 by 4:00 PM Friday, March 23. Call 334-687-5688 to register.

Farmers Market Marketing and Planning Workshop

Planning Workshop Scheduled

Get ready for the 2018 growing season. Learn to market your farm with tips from Alabama Extension,bthe Farmers Market Authority, and USDA SNAP.bFile to accept SNAP vouchers for 2018 by bringing your Social Security card and another form of identification. All participants signed up through a local Extension office will receive a promotional item to take to market.
Topics include:
FARMERS MARKETS
MARKET DISPLAYS
SOCIAL MEDIA
FOOD SAFETY
BUSINESS MARKETING
Meeting is in conjunction with the Farmers Market Planning Meeting for Barbour County Farmers Markets.Thursday, March 22, 4 p.m.–8:30 p.m. with dinner included. To register, call Barbour County Extension Office, (334) 687-5688 or email corcoja@aces.edu, 525 School Street, Eufaula, AL 36027.

All participants will receive a promotional item to take to market.

Meal served but registration required:
phone: (334) 687-5688
email: corcoja@aces.edu