Chambers County is home to over 12,000 head of cattle. In addition, 4-H youth are very successful in the showing of cattle at the local, state and national level. Also, Chambers County has one of the top Simmental and Simmental-Angus cross sales that generates over $200, 000 in the November sale. Add to that fact that some commercial and purebred breeders generate excellent dollars in purebred and commercial sales throughout Alabama and Florida. Not to be left out is that horses and goats are also scattered throughout the county. With this involvement of livestock, this calls for an excellent forage and hay production process.
As a Regional Extension Agent if is my job to make sure that needs of the clientele are met in Chambers County.
Regional Extension Agent
Regional Extension Agent, Christy Hicks, provides the latest University Research and Industry Technology to Row Crop Farmers. She can also diagnosis problems they may have in the field related to disease, insects or environmental factors. Throughout the year, Christy conducts on farm trials to help farmers make the best decisions on variety selection of crops. Production meetings are held in the winter and a Crops Tour is held in the summer. In addition, she also writes monthly newsletter that contain timely information.
For more information on these and other related topics, for contact information, or to view the calendar of upcoming seminars and events, visit the Chambers County Extension Office’s Agriculture page.
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