Dates: Tuesdays: May 3rd — June 7th
Time: 11:00 AM — 12:30 PM
Location: Lawrence County Extension Office/Ag Center, 13075 AL Hwy 157, Moulton, AL 35650
Learn to prepare delicious meals and snacks to control or prevent diabetes and other diseases.
During six exciting lesson you will learn:
- To choose healthier food at the store
- Prepare recipes lower in fat, cholesterol, sugar and sodium
- Control Portions
Classes will be taught by Regional Extension Agent, Elaine Softley.
Please pre-register by calling 256-974-2464.
On Saturday April 30, 2016, beginning at 10:00 AM, 4-Hers will bring one of their pigs to the 2nd Annual NW AL 4-H Pig Squeal Show and Auction at the North Alabama State Fairgrounds. Youth from across six northwest Alabama counties have participated in the 2016 Northwest Alabama Pig Squeal Project. At the Pig Squeal Show and Auction, youth will be displaying their projects which they have worked hard with since early January.
The 4-Her’s have participated and have been trained on how to properly care for, groom, and show their pig. At this show, participants will be judged in several classes and have the opportunity to win prizes on how they compete in the show. There will be a Showmanship Champion and a Market Class Champion at this show.
At the end of the show you will have an opportunity to purchase one or more of these market-ready hogs to go in your freezer. Processors will be on site at the auction to take possession of your pig, for your convenience. You will have the opportunity to negotiate with these processors on how you would like to have these pigs processed.
We encourage you to help us to spread the word about this project and about this event. We need many buyers at the auction ready and willing to purchase their one of more of these market-ready hogs. Please come out and support your local 4-Hers!
Spenser Bradley, Forestry and Wildlife Regional Extension Agent talks to a group about deer management including foot plots, habitat management, timber management, field management, as well as prescribed fires.
For more information on this or other related topics, contact information, or a calendar of our upcoming classes and events, please visit the Lawrence County Extension office’s Natural Resources page.
Urban Regional Extension Agent Allyson Shabel teaches a group of youth about propagating plants.
For more information on this or other related topics, contact information, or a calendar of our upcoming classes and events, please visit the Lawrence County Extension office’s Home & Garden page.
Human Nutrition, Diet and Health Regional Extension Agent Elaine Softley teaches a series of classes on managing diabetes to a group of Lawrence County residents.
For more information on this or other related topics, contact information, or a calendar of our upcoming classes and events, please visit the Lawrence County Extension office’s Family & Health page.
The Lawrence County Extension Office works with the local Farmers Market to promote economic development, rural agri-tourism and food safety with locally grown produce.
For more information on farmers markets, for both consumers and producers, visit the ACES Farmers Market website.
Local Master Gardener Lyle Bickley (L) works with students at Mount Hope Middle School to replant trees destroyed by the 2011 tornadoes.
For more information about the Master Gardener program, youth programs and activities, or disaster recovery efforts, contact the Lawrence County Extension office.
Disasters in Lawrence County prompted the construction of tornado shelters throughout the county. The Lawrence County Extension Office partners with the local Emergency Management Agency during times of disasters as well as disaster planning and preparation.
For more about local disaster resources, contact the Lawrence County Extension office. Or, for additional information, see the website of the Alabama Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN).
Extension Economist Robert Page teaches a farm family the mechanics and importance of keeping farm records. For more information on Agriculture and other related topics, contact information, or to view our calendar of upcoming events, visit the Lawrence County Extension Office’s Agriculture page.