Upcoming Events

4-H Poultry Project

0384-H youth found a new adventure this summer. It is called the 4-H Chick Chain! Youth in Choctaw County began the 4-H poultry project on May 20th for the 2nd annual program and participation for this project doubled from last year! 4-Hers anticipated the day of arrival and were very excited when delivery day came around. This 4-H project is designed to teach 4-H members recommended management practices for growing and raising chickens. These youth in Choctaw County join 1500 across the state.

This project will help youth develop poultry management skills by learning to produce healthy chickens, develop awareness for business management, and develop record keeping skills. This is a 20 week project that will conclude with the 4-Her carrying 3 out of the 18 birds to a show and auction, which will be held on October 17 in Linden. However, before receiving the baby chicks, parent and youth were required to attend a mandatory meeting to learn the basics of caring for the chicks to have a successful to start to the project. Youth also had the opportunity to visit a nearby poultry company to understand and comprehend the “Big Picture” of the poultry industry and the impact agriculture has across our state.

Agri-Tourism in Alabama

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Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with growers. Farms may open to the public for wildlife watching and hunting. Ag tours, on farm bed-and-breakfasts, and dude ranches give tourists the fresh air, open space, and relaxation of country life.

U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, hay mazes, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, ag heritage museums, festivals, and fairs all attract visitors.

Find your Agri-Tourism destination today!

Alabama Master Naturalist Program

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The Alabama Master Naturalist program is a new statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. In addition, the AMN program will also develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

Learn more about how you can participate today!

Spring will be here soon!


Spring will be here soon and now is the time to plan what produce you may want to plant in your garden. In order to get the most out of your garden space, it’s important to plan what to put in the ground, and also plan how to preserve the bountiful harvest.

Careful planning and careful attention throughout the growing season can provide your family with delicious home grown fruits and vegetables throughout the year.