Upcoming Events

Hale County Farm Field Day

The annual Hale County Farm Field Day is a collaborative effort of Hale County Cooperative Extension Office, farmers, local school system, USDA agencies, agricultural related businesses, master gardeners, farm organizations, county government and law enforcement to educate students K-6 on the importance of agriculture. Students meet local farmers and participate in a day of local agriculture educational and recreational activities. Activities included: Ice cream making, beef cattle demonstration, hay ride tour, goat demonstration, 4-H activities, history of agriculture storytelling, forestry demonstration, etc.


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Urban REA Tommy Teacher providing a meat goat demonstration to 4th grade students

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Hale County Farmer Tommy Martin providing a farm machine demonstration to 6th grade students

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Retired Agri-science educator and local Black Angus Cattle Producer Cornelius Joe explains to students his brood cow farming operation

Health Rocks!

Health Rocks! is curricula for a healthy living program targeted at young people ages 8 to 14. Teen and adult facilitators share hands-on activities that educate youth on the consequences of tobacco, alcohol and drug use. Moundville Elementary School 4th & 5th graders had a wonderful time learning about the program.

The program aims to:

  • Reduce youth smoking and tobacco use.
  • Help youth build life skills that lead to healthy lifestyle choices with special emphasis on youth smoking and tobacco use prevention.
  • Help youth understand influences and health consequences of tobacco, drug, and alcohol use to make healthy choices.
  • Engage youth and adults in partnership to develop and implement community strategies that promote healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Build positive, enduring relationships with youth involved as full partners through widely varying “communities of interest” to address youth risk behaviors
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