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.
If so, then bring a sack lunch and enjoy Getting Dirty at the Library!
The Limestone County Extension Office is excited to be partnering with the Athens-Limestone Public Library to offer the Getting Dirty at the Library gardening series. Starting in March and going through July on the 2nd Tuesday of each month we will discuss a different topic.
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.
At 4-H Summer Camp, we encourage you to make new friends. In addition to making new friends, you will have the opportunity to try new things and be challenged to be the best you can be! Like all 4-H Programs, 4-H Summer Camp strives to instill the values of Head, Heart, Hands and Health through belonging, independence, generosity, and mastery in the lives of all who come to camp.
Just a few of the amazing activities at 4-H Summer Camp include:
Sports & Outdoors
Check out the summer camp flyer for more information on these awesome activities!
Summer Camp dates for Limestone County are June 14 – 16, 2017. Limestone County is limited to 15 campers and spots will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. We will keep a waiting list in case of cancellations or being awarded extra spots.
Alabama 4-H Summer Camp is open to children ages 9 to 14. The cost for summer camp is $110 per person, this does not include transportation to camp, parents are responsible for transportation.
Camp rate includes:
3 days/2 nights lodging
Summer camp t-shirt
Fun-filled learning opportunities
Contact your county or regional 4-H agent for registration and any additional questions.