Upcoming Events



Grass Masters

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Grass Masters is a comprehensive four-day study (two hours) on basic topics from Soil Fertility and Weed Control to Plant Physiology and Grazing Systems. The cost of the program will be $40.00 and this will provide the power point presentations in a manual, light refreshments and a Grass Masters cap. This program is designed for beginners and long time forage growers who want to understand more about the management of forages for profitability.

weeds-of-the-southGreene County ALFA Office
Eutaw, Alabama
6:30 – 8:30
October 27 and November 3, 10, 17

firage-focusSpeakers:

October 27:
Josh Elmore, REA—Grazing Management Jonathan Gladney, REA – Soil Fertility
November 3:
Dr. Kathy Flanders, AU Specialist – Entomology Jonathan Gladney, REA—Plant Physiology
November 10:
Dr. Ben Character, Poisonous Plants & Parasites Jonathan Gladney, REA – Variety Selection
November 17:
David Rich, Do AgroSciences –Weed Control Jonathan Gladney, REA—Clovers

Registration form and flier.

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!

Reading Readiness

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Parents at Greene County Head Start participate in a Reading Readiness activity presented by Leigh Akins, Regional Extension Agent in Family and Child Development.

Parents learned the importance of monitoring their children’s TV time, reading books with/to their children, and utilizing educational games to enhance reading skills.

Please call Leigh for more information on Reading Readiness for your child 334-850-4750.