Upcoming Events



Moores Creek Community Meeting June 20th, 2018

Moores Creek Community Meeting June 20th, 2018
You are cordially invited to improve our communities. On Wednesday June 20th, 2018, Auburn University and the Chambers County Extension Office will host a Stakeholder meeting for Lanett and Valley community members. We recently received funding to improve the local watershed in Lanett and Valley. Proposed projects on this $504,918 funding opportunity include retrofitting the EMA storm water basin in Lanett, stabilizing where Veteran’s Memorial Parkway (Highway 50) crosses the Upper Moores Creek in Lanett, and stabilizing the Moores Creek adjacent to Valley City Hall. Educational opportunities will include providing environmental science education to local schools through partnerships with 4-H, events for local designers and engineers, technology transfers (Continuing Education Units available through AU), construction demonstrations, post-construction demonstration tours, and NEMO (Nonpoint Source Education for Municipal Officials).
These community-led watershed improvement efforts can be successful through your input. Please join us June 20th, 2018 at the Chambers County EMA/911 office (3609 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Lanett, AL 36863) from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Eastern (1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Central). AU and Chambers Extension are partnering with numerous entities including the Alabama Department of Environmental Management through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region IV, local municipal officials, and Alabama Water Watch.
To enable us to plan adequate space and for more information, please contact Alex James, Moores Creek Coordinator – Auburn University, at (334) 844-3809 or alex.james@auburn.edu . Call the Chambers Extension Office at 334-864-9373 for any Extension help. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Everyone is welcome!
Ken McMillan, Ph.D. CPA
Chambers County Extension Coordinator
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
18 Alabama Avenue E, Room 201
LaFayette, AL 36862-2092
(Office) 334-864-9373
(Cell) 334-740-6756
mcmilke@aces.edu
www.ACES.edu
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University), is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Everyone is welcome!

4-H Archery a First for Chambers County Extension

Chambers County Extension will have its first 4-H Archery program beginning this summer. The program is for youth ages 9-18. Nine year olds must have turned nine before January 1, 2018. The 4-H Archery program’s primary focus is education that promotes Positive Youth Development (PYD) and Life Skills. There will be an informative meeting and demonstration Wednesday May 3, 2018 at 5:30 PM EST (4:30 PM CST) at the Community Center (130 Sportsplex Drive, Valley, AL). Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for 4-H Archery at this meeting. You can keep up with our Extension Office and 4-H on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Chambers-County-Extension-Office-Chambers-County-4-H-514599805244853/ ) or the Chambers County Extension office website (http://offices.aces.edu/chambers/ ). For more information on this and other Extension topics, please contact Rachel Snoddy, 4-H Foundation Extension Agent, at 334-750-2017, leerach@aces.edu or the Chambers County Extension Office at 334-864-9373. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M and Auburn University), is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Everyone is welcome!

Youth Production Field Day April 21st

Youth Production Field Day April 21st

On Saturday April 21, 2018, the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association will be conducting a Youth Production Field Day at the Langley Farms (5307 County Road 54, Camp Hill, AL 36850) from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. (Central). The purpose of this event is to provide all Alabama youth a free opportunity to learn about Body Condition Scoring, Forage Sampling, Beef Quality Assurance Training, Assisted Calving Demonstrations, and experience a farm tour of the Langley Farms. There is no registration fee for this training, but pre-registration is required by Sunday April 15th at 11:55 P.M. To register online visit www.BamaBeef.org/productionfd . Please contact Michael Agar at (334) 265-1867 or magar@bamabeef.org with any questions. Call the Chambers Extension Office at 334-864-9373 for any Extension help. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Everyone is welcome!