Upcoming Events



4-H Chick Chain Show and Auction

4-H Youth showing chicken at show and auction
4-H youth from seven West Alabama counties will participate in the Chick Chain Show and Auction on October 8, 2016. They have worked hard caring for their chickens and keeping up to date records. This show and auction serves as the culmination of 6 months of hard work. Please join us at the Marengo County Extension Office for the Chick Chain Show and Auction. Show time will be at 10:00 a.m. with the auction following at 12:00 p.m. The 4-H youth will receive all profits from the auction.Come support our West Alabama youth.

2016 4-H Chick Chain Begins

Child holding chick

The 2016 Chick Chain project begins today for youth in Marengo county.  At a meeting in April, the 4-H’ers learned about all that was needed to care for their baby chicks.  The project “took flight” today as the participating youth picked up their chicks at the Marengo County Extension Office.  During the summer months, each participant will be visited by extension staff to evaluate the status of their Chick Chain Project.  The project ends on October 8, 2016 with a Regional Chick Chain Show and Auction at the Marengo County Extension Office.

Grass Masters

Horses in the pasture

Grass Masters is a comprehensive four-day study (two hours) on basic topics from Soil Fertility and Weed Control to Plant Physiology and Grazing Systems. The cost of the program will be $40.00 and this will provide the power point presentations in a manual, light refreshments and a Grass Masters cap. This program is designed for beginners and long time forage growers who want to understand more about the management of forages for profitability.

weeds-of-the-southGreene County ALFA Office
Eutaw, Alabama
6:30 – 8:30
October 27 and November 3, 10, 17

firage-focusSpeakers:

October 27:
Josh Elmore, REA—Grazing Management Jonathan Gladney, REA – Soil Fertility
November 3:
Dr. Kathy Flanders, AU Specialist – Entomology Jonathan Gladney, REA—Plant Physiology
November 10:
Dr. Ben Character, Poisonous Plants & Parasites Jonathan Gladney, REA – Variety Selection
November 17:
David Rich, Do AgroSciences –Weed Control Jonathan Gladney, REA—Clovers

Registration form and flier.