Flooding can cause major damage to buildings and homes. After severe weather, homeowners must begin the task of drying out after the floodwaters recede.
From the field to the pasture, fire ants cause issues for producers on many levels.
Join your local Extension Office’s blueberry program to learn how to plant, care, harvest and preserve blueberries at home. June 13 at Backyard Orchards, 6585 HWY 431 North, Eufaula, AL from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $10! Register by June 11 by calling 334-687-5688.
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!
Barbour County Needs Assessment
Barbour County Extension Office would like to invite our friends to take a short survey. This survey will help us determine the needs of our county and help us develop programs to address those needs. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. Thank you very much. Link to the survey can be found here: ACES 2018 GRASSROOTS NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Our Annual Grassroots meeting will be held August 7, 12:00 p.m. at the Barbour County Extension Office, 525 School Street, Eufaula, AL. Please call to register 334-687-5688.
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.
For gardeners, plants and shrubs that don’t bloom are one of the most common frustrations in gardening. Your flower duds may be Mother Nature’s normally abnormal extremes, or it may result from your tender loving care.
Crop budgets will differ for each farmer and operation.
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.
ØWelcome and Introductions (Neil Kelly, Regional Extension Agent, Commercial Horticulture)
Ø“What 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, 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!