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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.
Time/Date: May 4th, 2017, 6 pm – 7 pm
Location: Limestone County Extension Office
There is no charge for this workshop, pre-register for this workshop by calling our office @ 256-232-5510.
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.
Snakes are one of those animals that get a bad rap! There are not many animals that strike fear into people more than snakes, unfortunately most of that fear is unnecessary and unwarranted. Snakes are very beneficial to humans in that they are very efficient at controlling rodents. Some of the most harmless snakes actually will feed on other snakes including the venomous species.
The only good snakes is a dead snake statement could not be more wrong and it is a shame that many people think this to be true. Although some snakes can present a danger to humans, if left alone most snake encounters occur without incident.
It is important to be able to distinguish between the venomous and non-venomous snakes. There are 42 different species of snakes that call Alabama home, six of which are venomous. Tune in to the September All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar for tips on identifying them.
The webinar is scheduled for Friday, September 3rd at 12:00pm
For more information and how to participate, click here
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.
Limestone County 4-H is excited to announce our newest community club the 4-H Hunting and Outdoor Skills community club. We plan to start offering this after school club in August of 2016 to any youth in our community that are between the ages of 9-18. Our team of instructors are compromised of certified 4-H volunteers that are also hunter education and youth shooting team coaches, with 20-40+ years of experience in the field. Two of our instructors will be traveling to Bryant Pond, Maine in June to become National level instructors for 4-H Hunting and Outdoor Skills.
The curriculum for this program begins with an introduction to hunting. Youth will learn the history of and why we hunt; hunting ethics; laws and regulations; landowner relations; wildlife management; and careers in hunting, shooting sports & wildlife management.
After this we move to learning about the different types of hunting through learning about different types of firearms as well as archery and camera. Lastly, we will get ready for the hunt by planning, making camp, and more firearm safety and survival. Youth will also learn about techniques including types of hunting from stalking, to tree stands, blinds, and dogs, followed by recovering, field care, and processing of game.
We concentrate mainly on specific species such as rabbits, squirrels, white-tailed deer, pheasants, waterfowl, and turkeys.
We are very lucky to have a wonderful set of instructors in our county that want to teach our youth about safe hunting practices.
If your child is interested in participating in this program please contact the Limestone County Extension Office at 256-232-5510.
This course will cover a wide range of topics including:
2016 All Bugs Good and Bad
Help Pollinators Cope with Pesticides
April 1, 2016
2:00 PM EDT
Learn practical tips for preventing pollinator deaths from pesticides by Jack Rowe, Dr. James Tew, Sallie Lee and Dani Carroll from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
The moderators will be Mallory Kelley, Ellen Huckabay and Denise Heubach from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Connection link: http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant
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.