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:
Each webinar is recorded and archived so you may watch at your convenience. Recorded webinars can be found below.
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.
Registration will begin at 8 AM at each location with a light breakfast provided. Presentations will conclude at 10:30 AM.
To attend one of these seminars please contact email@example.com
For more information on the new Farm and Agribusiness Extension Team, click here.
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.
To register contact the Limestone County Extension Office, registration closes November 18, 2016.
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For an in-depth look at the 4-H Pig Squeal Project, check out the Pig Squeal Production Manual by clicking on the Pig Squeal image below.
When: August 20, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Where: Calhoun Community College (Decatur Campus)
Classes and demonstrations will be available to suit the needs of beekeepers at every level of experience in addition to those individuals just wanting to learn more about an amazing group of insects.
As of June 1, 2014, the Alabama Cottage Food Law took effect. This law regulates the sale of edible products from a person’s home. The Cottage Food Law allows individuals to sell non-hazardous food products at state sanctioned farmer’s markets. The law regulates several aspects of selling home made food products including what can and can not be sold, where it can be sold, the total annual sales, labeling and more.
If you are interested in selling your products you will need to be certified. Come to our Alabama Cottage Food Law class June 6th and learn all you need to about the law to protect yourself and others.
When: June 6, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Limestone County Extension Office, 1109 W. Market Street, Athens, AL 35611
This is certification class, so there is a $25.00 charge.
For specifics on the class and the Cottage Food Law, contact Christy Mendoza, Regional Extension Agent for Food Safety & Quality.
Please register for the class by calling the Limestone County office at 256-232-5510.
The 4-H Market $teer Project is designed to teach 4-H members recommended management practices for growing and raising beef.
Your participation in the 4-H Market $teer project will help you:
This is a stand-alone beef project; not connected with the previously established Alabama Heifer & Steer project.
Please click the following hyperlink for additional pertinent information related to this project Alabama 4-H Market $teer Program.
Extension Horticulturists will cover many topics related to turfgrass including:
When: May 26, 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Limestone County Extension Office
Cost: There is a $7.00 charge for the class
To register please contact the Limestone County Extension Office
Intel: Veterans returning to the United States from active duty face many challenges, and the U.S. Department of Labor reports that as of May 2010, over 20 percent of young veterans are unemployed. Moreover, recent data shows that 45 percent of armed service members are from rural America, which positions the agricultural industry as a logical solution to fill the economic gap veterans face. (http://www.outreach.usda.gov/veterans.htm).
Mission:It is the intent of Operation Grow is to introduce and educate veterans in the various areas of small scale agriculture as well as explore related business and job opportunities. While there are many agricultural sectors, the Nursery and Horticulture Industry alone contributes 2.9 billion dollars, including 44,000 jobs, to Alabama’s economy annually. Additionally, more than 65 percent of Alabama’s farms produce vegetables crops grown on less than 5 acres. The success and popularity of local farmer markets are increasing and offer another avenue for veterans to get involved in agriculture. The Nursery and Horticulture Industry as well as commercial fruit and/or vegetable production are logical, viable, profitable and realistic options for veterans. Operation Grow’s definition of a veteran is any member of the U.S. Armed Forces, current or honorably discharged, including members of the National Guard, Reserves or Coast Guard.
Contact Chris Becker with any questions.
For more information related to the classes click here.
To register for Operation Grow click here. Registration