Upcoming Events



Farming 101 – RUSSELL COUNTY

Small scale fruit and vegetables, high tunnel production, IPM, farm management and more!  Come join the Alabama Extension staff along with experts from across Alabama for an interactive training on vegetable production, small business marketing, pest management, and much, much, more.  Build for farmers, open to everyone.  Training will be held on December 5, December 12, December 19, January 9, January 16, January 23, January 30, February 6, February 13, February 20 and February 27 from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm EST at the Russell County Extension Office, 508 14th Street, Phenix City, AL  36867.  Class fee a la carte is $10.00 per session.  All classes is $100.00, including materials and refreshments.  Topics to be covered are:

December 5 – Livestock Management – Small scale beef production, sheep and goats – Josh Elmore

December 12 – Introduction to Beekeeping – Paul Berry

December 19 – Farm management:  Budgets and cash flow – Jessica Kelton

January 9 – Large fruit production – Chip East

January 16 – Site selection and basic soils – Soil management, improvements and cover crops – Audrey Gamble

January 23 – Protected production – Greenhouse, high tunnel – Dr. A or Dr. Kahn

January 30 – Vegetable production – Chip East or Dr. Kemble

February 6 – Value added – Janet Johnson

February 13 – Pond install and management – Jordan Graves/Bruce Boswekk

February 20 – Forage management – Josh Elmore or Steve Morgan

February 27 – Local resources – FSA, NRCS, ACES, UGA Extension

Pre-registration is required by November 28.  Contact the Russell County Extension Office at 334-298-6845 for registration or any questions.