Upcoming Events

Estate Planning Workshop for Farmers and Other Landowners

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The Pike County Extension Office will be hosting a farm and landowner estate planning workshop on  Thursday, June 15th from 6:15 PM until 9:00 PM.  Dr. Robert Tufts, from Auburn University, will be covering topics such as succession planning, basic documents in an estate plan, issues specific to landowners, avoiding probate, estate (death) taxes, and several other areas that would be of specific interest to farm and landowners.

If you are a farm or landowner, and it is important to you for your farm and land to stay in the family and that your farming-children will have use of your land, consider signing up for this informative workshop.  The cost of the workshop is $10 which includes dinner.  To register, call the Pike County Extension Office at 566-0985 by 4:00 PM on Monday, June 12th.

All About Salsa Workshop

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If you want to learn how to plant your own salsa garden and preserve the produce from it, this workshop is for you! Each participant will receive a free Home Food Preservation book from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and a jar of the salsa we can at the workshop. Pressure canner testing will also be available and all you need to do is bring your lid to be tested. The cost of the workshop is $5.  The workshop will be held Thursday, June 22nd from 1:00-3:00 at the Colley Senior Complex located at 715 Elm Street in Troy. Please call the Pike County Extension Office at 334-566-0985 to register and for more information.

Agri-Tourism in Alabama

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Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with growers. Farms may open to the public for wildlife watching and hunting. Ag tours, on farm bed-and-breakfasts, and dude ranches give tourists the fresh air, open space, and relaxation of country life.

U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, hay mazes, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, ag heritage museums, festivals, and fairs all attract visitors.

Find your Agri-Tourism destination today!

Alabama Master Naturalist Program

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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.

Learn more about how you can participate today!