September 4, 2018
Cullman Chamber of Commerce 301 2nd Ave SW, Cullman 35055
You and your brother are raising cattle on halves. Are you a business entity? By default, you are a general partnership. If your brother’s employee is hurt working the cattle, you are probably liable. If you are liable, the court could take not only business assets but also personal property. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, in cooperation with the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, is offering a program on business entities. This program is designed for small businesses of all kinds including farming.
Check out the topics to be presented by viewing the Event Flyer and register using one of the following options listed below:
- Register online at www.aces.edu/business-entity.
- To register by mail, send a check to 301 O.D. Smith Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849-5608. Make payable to Auburn University and specify the Cullman location.
- Call 334-844-5100 to register by phone.
Accountants: $60 (3 hours CPE)
If you have additional questions regarding this event, please contact: Tony Glover, Cullman County Extension Coordinator by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 256-737-9386.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Everyone is welcome!
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
North Alabama Agriplex
1714 Tally Ho Street SW
Cullman, AL 35055
Are you interested in learning about advanced methods to grow produce? If so, Dr. Jeremy Pickens, Auburn Universities Greenhouse Specialist, will provide an introduction to hydroponics along with methods on how to adopt these technologies to fit small scale production.
Topics will include:
Overview of the hydroponic industry
Hydroponic cropping systems
Small-scale hydroponic production.
The Greenhouse environment
Pre-registration is required on or before Monday, April 16th with a $10 registration fee due prior to the class. Make checks payable to: Cullman County Extension Office.
Seating is limited to the first 40 paid registrants.
Complete & mail registration form to:
Cullman County Extension Office
402 Arnold Street NE Suite G-1
Cullman, AL 35055
For more information contact our office at 256-737-9386 or email email@example.com
In this issue of the SCP Newsletter, we are excited to highlight some hot topics important to the specialty crops industry. We’ll present details on USDA Harmonized GAP Audits, as we align our standards with the requirements of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and pursue Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) recognition of the USDA standard. You’ll also get a perspective of how a Marketing Order & Agreements (MOAD) Marketing Specialist strives to support a commodity program covered by the Specialty Crops Program.
Source: Specialty Crops Newsletter
Thanks to recent rains, fire ant mounds are popping up across state.What appear to be new mounds have been around for probably several months.
Source: Fire Ant Mounds Popping Up After Recent Rains – Extension Daily
While it is a little late this year to start, you can still manage the fertility of your pond to keep the fishing good for the rest of the season.
Source: Maintaining Pond Fertility for Good Fishing – Extension Daily
It is hard to believe September is here and fall is around the corner. If you are like me you had a busy summer and the months swept on by like a warm summer breeze. This has been a difficult summer for livestock owners and forage production, many have experienced a drought for most of the summer and then armyworms invaded many Bermuda grass pastures. Prime sheep and goat prices have hovered around $2/lb. and cattle prices have dropped to their lowest prices in several years. Farming is a
high-risk enterprise, unlike most other ventures, not only is there supply and demand, but there is
In this issue you will find:
Points to Ponder – some thoughts based on what I have observed over the summer.
NRCS Deadlines – for those interested in EQIP you need to register for 2017.
Upcoming Events – several good workshops and conferences coming up.
Marketing Tips – instead of including a marketing report I have opted to share a publication that is very informative.
I hope your hay or pasture inventories are in good shape for this fall and winter. Who knows what
conditions will be for the next six months forage production? If all else fails be ready to cull
low-producing animals, and have a plan for over-seeding pastures and planting winter forages.
Urban Regional Extension Specialist
Office Phone: 256-372-7983
Cell Phone: 256-689-0274
4-H is a learn-by-doing youth development program delivered throughout Alabama. If you are a youth living in Alabama, 4-H has something for you!
October is the beginning of a new year in 4-H! Jay Conway, 4-H Agent, and Raydonna Sims, Agent Assistant, have begun conducting 4-H club meetings with 4th & 5th graders in our local schools.
Participation in 4-H doesn’t have to end after 5th grade. 4-H is open to all youth ages 9-18 years of age regardless of where you live. Five to eight year olds can join as Cloverbuds to explore the variety of programs available in 4-H while having fun in a non-competitive environment. 4-H has so many amazing opportunities for youth!
You are invited to join us for the first Community Club meeting of the year at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Cullman County Extension Office, located at 402 Arnold Street NE Suite G-1, Cullman, AL 35055. The Cullman County Community Club is comprised of former school club members who wish to continue membership past the 5th grade, students attending a school not offering 4-H, and homeschool students.
In addition to our Cullman County Community Club, there are several special interest clubs that meet at different times throughout the year. For more information, contact our office at 256-737-9386 to speak with Jay or Raydonna about the different opportunities available or email Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org or Raydonna at email@example.com.
The Cullman County Commission recently recognized Alabama Extension professionals for their outstanding service to the county’s 4-H program. The county staff received the Crystal Clover, which recognizes it as a 4-H Centennial Youth Initiative County.
Alabama Extension Associate Director Dr. Paul Brown presented the award and medals of excellence to the 4-H Team.
“We established the Centennial Youth Initiative in 2014,” Brown said. “We asked each county to put together a county 4-H team to develop a plan of work for the future that would get young people engaged as we move forward.”
County Commissioner Garry Marchman presented a proclamation honoring Cullman County 4-H accomplishments.
“On behalf of the Cullman County Commission and as a former 4-H er, I want to express our appreciation for the efforts of the Cullman County Extension team in achieving CYI status. We deeply appreciate their commitment to the youth of Cullman County and look forward to the continued growth of the 4-H youth program,” he said. More than 1,500 youth were involved in Cullman County programs last year.
In addition to the award of CYI county status, James Conway will be assigned as the full-time 4-H Club Foundation regional agent for Cullman County. The funding for this agent is provided by Alabama Extension and the 4-H Club Foundation.
“This new CYI status is going to allow us to increase our 4-H efforts in the county,” said Tony Glover, county Extension coordinator. “We will be able to expand our 4-H programs to additional schools in the county and reach more youth.”
Cullman County is one of 22 counties in Alabama designated as a CYI county.
The Centennial Youth Initiative (CYI) is committed to developing 4-H programs in Alabama to increase access so that more youth can participate in the program, and to enhance the learning experiences available to youth. The award is based on the following standards of excellence in Alabama 4-H programming:
- Forming a unified Alabama 4-H team and program
- Utilizing consistent research-based curriculum resources
- Diversifying delivery modes tailored to today’s youth
- Promoting plan-of-work development and teamwork at all levels
- Aligning staff and position assignments to support program resources and delivery modes
AUBURN, Ala. –Dried herbs are a great addition to any meal but buying your favorites from the store can add up and be pretty pricey. If you love to do things at home and already have fresh herbs growing in your garden, it is inexpensive and easy to dry them at home. All you need to get started is twine, scissors, … Read More »