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  • 08/08 - Introduction to Farm and Ranch Resources
    Aug 08, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Chitlon Research and Extension Center 120 CR 756 Clanton, AL 35045
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  • 08/10 - Ag Solutions Day
    Aug 10, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Orange Beach Events Center- 4671 Wharf Parkway
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  • 08/11 - Fall Gardening Workshop
    Aug 11, 9:00 AM
    The Church of the Epiphany 1101 Sunset Dr, Guntersville, AL 35976
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  • 08/17 - Lunch and Learn - Seed Saving
    Aug 17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    1070 Schillinger Road North, Mobile, AL 36608
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State 4-H Competitive Events Day July 31at 4-H Center in Columbiana

After months of preparation competing for county and regional titles more than 125 4-H’ers from across Alabama will compete for state titles at Competitive Events Day July... more

​Beware of Boxwood Blight

Q.  I read about a new disease affecting boxwoods.  I have quite a few boxwoods in my landscape, and I am a little worried.  What is... more

Check Bermudagrass Forage for the Bermudagrass Stem Maggot, July 24, 2015

Damage from bermudagrass stem maggot was reported from Franklin and Cherokee Counties this week.  Damage had previously been reported from Talladega, Marshall, Shelby, Chilton, Chambers,... more

It is Time to Look for Fall Armyworms in Pastures and Hayfields

This week cattlemen and extension agents  reported finding damaging populations of fall armyworm in hayfields in 4 counties: Pike, Calhoun, Etowah, and Marshall.  It is best... more

Keep Scouting for Sugarcane Aphids, July 22, 2015

​Sugarcane aphid has been reported from all four corners of the state, and has exceeded the action threshold for treatment in most counties.  Farmers should continue... more

Watering Tips for Picky Veggies

​Boy has it been dry lately! With summer temps reaching well above 90 degrees and the rain being scattered, there are a lot of gardens... more

Basics of Backyard Livestock

Question:  I grew up in a rural farming community, and couldn’t wait to leave for the big city and bright lights! Now, many years older... more

Summer Thunderstorms: Lightning Safety

July 17 – The 2015 Barbasol Championship golf tournament is … taking place on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail... more

Managing Pigweed in Late Season Soybeans

Due to the amount of rainfall we have had this season, glyphosate-resistant pigweed has become a bigger problem than usual this season. Timely sprays were... more

Good Spray Coverage is Essential for Controlling Sugarcane Aphids

Sugarcane aphid population densities have increased rapidly in Alabama sorghum fields during the first half of July.  The aphid has been reported as far north... more

Meet the staff & directions
7:45-12:00 12:30-4:15

Lori Wheeler
County Extension Coordinator
Office Address:
500 Grand Ave. SW., Suite 300
Fort Payne, AL 35967-1716
Mailing Address:
500 Grand Ave. SW, Suite 300
Fort Payne, AL 35967-1716
Phone: (256) 845-8595
Fax: (256) 845-8596