Upcoming Events

4-H is reaching youth in all parts of Elmore County


4-H is reaching youth in all parts of Elmore County with relevant, fun programs.
From Chick Chain, to outdoor adventures, to STEM activities, 4-H is for everyone!
Elmore County 4-H Archery is getting ready for Buck Masters Invitational in August.
Chick Chain participants received their chicks on May 29. After raising them with
safety and bio security in mind, they will bring back their two best for the Chick
Chain show and Auction on September 19, 2015.


Everyone with Diabetes Counts Initiative – FREE Classes


Under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), atom Alliance will be offering free diabetes education classes in Alabama. You can receive eight hours of diabetes self-management training in your community. These classes are designed to:

  • Educate on how to best control blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels;
  • Empower you to establish relationships with your primary care provider;
  • Encourage better nutrition and regular exercise;
  • Encourage lifestyle changes that lead to the reduction in the number of diabetes complications ( heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, etc.) and limb amputations; and
  • Express the importance of developing support networks of family, friends, and existing community-based social services.

These six (6) classes present information in simple medical terms and concepts using props and pictures in a way that is conducive to better understanding and make learning fun. The classes are 60- 90 minutes long.

If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, we invite you to contact us for more information; or if you are an organization that wishes to become a community partner and provide a location for diabetes education.

For more information, please contact Regional Extension Agent Helen H Jones at (334) 201-6775 or herndhj@aces.edu

Commercial Horticulture


Commercial Horticulture refers to producing horticulture products and marketing them for a profit as part of a business. Crops that growers commonly produce are nursery crops, turf, fruits, vegetables, Christmas trees, and cut flowers.

Commercial horticulture can also involve horticulture services such as landscaping or landscape maintenance. Topics and areas of fruit and vegetable production including irrigation, variety selection, variety trials, and pest management. This gain in information can be used to make the farmer money, save the farmer money, and/or provide a quality product for the consumer that is safe to eat.

For more information on Commercial Horticulture, contact Regional Extension Agent, William “Chip” East.