Pickens County 4-Hers had a wonderful time at 4-H Summer Camp 2017! These active 4-Hers participated in various activities including rock climbing, giant swing, golf, basketball, volleyball, archery, canoeing, paddle boarding, swimming, survival skills, art, rocketry, scavenger hunting, and much more!
For more information on Emergency Preparedness feel free to contact the Pickens County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).
The role of emergency management as a service is ever expanding in scope and increasing in its commitment to the citizens of Pickens County. This agency recognizes this commitment and will strive to parallel that service to the citizens of Pickens County to reduce or eliminate a threat to people, to property, and to the environment.
To effectively navigate this commitment, this agency must increase the partnership with our citizens, our local governments and private and public businesses. We must work together as a unit dedicated to preserving a lifetime achieved through the principals and practices of Prevention, Protection, Response, Recovery and Mitigation.
For more information contact Ken Gibson, Pickens County EMA Director at:
P O Box 459
155 Reform ST, RM 100
Carrollton, AL 35447
The 50th Annual Forestry Field Day event was held on April 21, 2016. Forestry Field Day is a local event organized by the Forestry Committee of the Aliceville Area Chamber of Commerce. The program allows local Future Farmers of America (FFA) clubs to compete in both individual and group events in order to see which school will receive the J.E. Sanders trophy for the year. Events include log rolling, pulp wood throw, tree identification, and cruising timber to name a few. This year Dean Lewis, Committee Chairman, was honored with a plaque for his many years of service. The guest speaker this year was Greg Pate, Alabama State Forester.
The Pickens County Extension Office plays a vital role in helping to organize and make arrangements for the event and the Forestry Committee.
Pickens County 4-H Cooking Club
On May 4th & 5th, 2016 the Pickens County 4-H Cooking Club kicked off its first ever club meeting. Twenty-one county youth enrolled in the club. Students participated in cooking meatloaf, creamed potatoes, sweet peas with carrots and chocolate cake. Along with learning the necessary skills to prepare the meal, students were introduced to table etiquette. A waiting list for future events has been formed. For more information please contact Carla Lewis, 4-H Foundation Regional Extension Agent.
“The Vision of A New Generation, Jeff Reznicek is rebuilding a nationally respected cattle business with lessons learned from his mentor, teacher—and uncle.” Read More
Article By: Dan Miller; Photos By: Meg McKinney;
“Farmers tasked with feeding a growing population continually look for ways to maximize yields. At Dee River Ranch in Pickens County, it starts from the ground up.” Read More
(Article from: Alabama Farmers Federation, by: A.J. Watson, published: March 02, 2015)
Every year the Pickens County Extension Office assists the Pickens County Forestry Planning Committee in putting together a Professional Log Managers Workshop (PLM). This workshop serves as a way for foresters and loggers to receive continuing education hours at a local venue. The workshop usually consists of an indoor teaching session, lunch, and an active outdoor learning experience. The annual PLM Workshop is held every fall.
Make sure to keep a lookout for this year’s upcoming PLM Workshop.
Nelson D. Wynn, Regional Extension Agent in the photo is doing a rain barrel workshop for Pickens County residents. Rain barrels are used to collect and store rainwater. Rainwater stored in the barrels can be used for domestic purposes and irrigation. The water is collected from rooftops, greenhouses, pool covers and other relatively clean surfaces. The harvest rainwater is not potable and requires extensive treatment for to be used as tap water. The rain barrel in the photo is a food grade olive barrel.