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.

Marengo Shooting Stars Fundraise at Tractor Supply

Youth at Tractor Supply

During the Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign, the Marengo Shooting Stars BB Team raised money for their upcoming trip to Rogers, Arkansas for the Daisy National BB Championships in July.  The 4-H Rifle team qualified for this honor when they came in 3rd place at the Dixie Challenge and the 4-H State Championships this year.  These youth and coaches have worked extremely hard for the opportunity to represent 4-H and Marengo county in this final match of the season.  Any youth ages 9-18 can join the Marengo Shooting Sports program. The new 4-H Shooting Sports year begins in September.  For more information, contact the Marengo County Extension Office or Beth Yates.

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.

Classroom in the Forest

Natural-Resources

Classroom in the Forest is a wonderful program that goes into the school to teach 5th graders about the forest. Not only do we take forest education to the school, but the youth get to go on a field trip to the forest. Forestry volunteers actually show them what they learned about at school.

For more information on forestry and other related topics, to find agent contact information, or to view our calendar of upcoming seminars and events, please visit the Marengo County Extension office’s Natural Resources page. For more about 4-H and youth programs in Marengo county, or to view our calendar of upcoming events, please visit the Marengo County 4-H page.

Soil Sam

Home-&-Garden

The Marengo Rangers club learned about seed germination through a “Soil Sam” activity. They put grass seed in a stocking, covered it with soil and decorated their creation. Then they took care of them and watched them grow!

For more information on this and other related topics, to find agent contact information, or to view our calendar of upcoming seminars and events, please visit the Marengo County Extension office’s Home & Garden page.

ELEVATE Retreat

Family-&-Health

Several couples from Marengo county were able to take their relationship to the next level by attending the ELEVATE retreat at First Missionary Baptist Church in Linden. ELEVATE is a couples education curriculum that blends practical skills with an understanding of the physiology of human interaction to enhance healthy relationship knowledge and skills.

For more information on this and other related topics, to find agent contact information, or to view our calendar of upcoming seminars and events, please visit the Marengo County Extension office’s Family & Health page.

Disaster Decisions

Disasters-Tree-Damage

Disasters can come in different ways: tornado, flooding, etc. The effects of strong winds during a severe thunderstorm can result in oak limbs falling on buildings. The Extension System is a source for information that can aide the public in making preparation and recovery decisions regarding disasters.

For more information on preparing for, or recovering from, disasters, to learn about local resources, or to view our calendar of upcoming seminars and events, please visit the Marengo County Extension office’s Disasters page. For additional information, visit the Alabama Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) site, or check out our Weather site for your local forecast and more.