July 20, 2017 – Regional Extension Agents and Specialists will provide farmers with practical advice for managing stored grain pests. The workshop is sponsored by the Alabama Wheat and Feed Grain Producers.
On-farm grain storage facilities help farmers to keep their combines running and to get the best prices for their grain. However poor storage conditions can reduce grain quality resulting in price discounts that offset potential gains from grain storage.
Participants will learn by observing actual grain storage systems, by hands on demonstrations, and by interacting with stored grain experts from Auburn University, the University of Georgia, Oklahoma State University, and industry.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the primary outreach organization for the land-grant mission of Alabama A&M University and Auburn University, delivers research-based educational programs that enable people to improve their quality of life and economic well-being. During our annual Grassroots meeting, our stakeholders have the opportunity to influence the coming years plan of work.
Please take a few moments and complete our online GRASSROOTS SURVEY. Your involvement in the grassroots process is very important and will help Limestone County Extension better serve our stakeholders. As always, the community can rely on Extension to deliver researched based educational opportunities in a multitude of different program areas.
The importance of pollinators can not be overstated. Three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce.
Some scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of animal pollinators like bees, butterflies and moths, birds and bats, and beetles and other insects.
It is everyone’s responsibility to help protect our pollinators. Join Taylor Reeder, our Home Grounds, Gardens and Home Pests Agent at our upcoming workshop and learn what you can add to your garden for pollinators.
Join us for the 2017 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar series
Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects. We used your feedback to bring topics that you suggested. We will discuss troublesome insects such as invasive ants, landscape pests, vegetable pests, and house dwellers as well as arachnids too. Not all insects are bad, though, come and meet some of our native pollinators!
This year, topics will include:
Don’t Let Tramp Ants Take Over Your Home, February 3.
Protect Your Veggie Harvest From Hungry Insects, March 3.
This year has been exceptionally dry for Alabama. Conditions in every county range from abnormally dry to exceptional drought. The east and northeast portions of Alabama have been hardest hit by this year’s drought. Between drought conditions and other uncontrollable factors, nearly every segment of agriculture has been impacted in some way.
Please join Alabama Extension, College of Agriculture and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station at one of the upcoming seminars for 2017 Alabama Agriculture Outlook.
These seminars are for producers and agribusinesses to learn more about the new Farm and Agribusiness Extension Team and be updated on the current situation in Alabama agriculture and expectations for 2017.
Currently most of North Alabama is experiencing severe drought conditions. Being able to collect and save rain water is extremely helpful during drought. Attend this upcoming rain barrel/harvesting workshop to learn how to maximize your rain water collection and use.
When: February 7, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $50.00 for each completed rain barrel
Location: 1109 W. Market Street, Athens, AL 35611
Space is limited, so please register by January 31st by calling the 256-232-5510.
The 4-H Pig Squeal Project teaches young people recommended management practices for growing and raising swine. Youth receive two barrow hogs and raise them for 100-120 days. At the end of the 120 days, 4-H’ers will then bring one of their hogs to auction where they compete among 6 counties in two different categories, showmanship and market class. 4-H’ers keep the proceeds from the sale of their hogs.
4-H’ers learn many important life skills through this educational program.
Develop swine management skills
Learn to produce healthy pigs
Develop awareness of business management
Develop record-keeping skills (income and expenses)