Upcoming Events

Farming 201 Course

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Farming 201 Course

Last year we offered a Farming 101 course for those of you who were interested in making your hobby farm profitable. Due to its overwhelming success, this year we are offering a more advanced course. Class times, topics to be covered, and presenters are as follows:

  • Tuesday, March 27th: Plasticulture vegetables and irrigation/fertilization program,      Dan Porch, Blount County Extension Coordinator
  • Thursday, March 29th: Introduction to Sustainable Insect Pest Management Using Trap Crops and Pest Exclusion Tactics, Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Entomologist
  • Tuesday, April 10th: Advanced forage management for livestock producers, Alex Tigue, Regional Extension Agent
  • Thursday, April 12th: Intensive pest management using organic insecticide rotations and tank mixes, Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Entomologist

March 27th & 29th

April 10th & 12th

6:00–8:30 p.m.

Cost is $25/person for all 4 classes or $10/person, per class. Dinner will be provided. To register, please call the St. Clair  County Extension Office at (205) 338-9416. Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 13th. Funding and support provided by Alabama Extension’s St. Clair County Office, ALFA Farmers—St. Clair  County, and Alabama Farm Credit.




What to do with Degraded Hardwood Stands: Assessment, Potential Treatments, And Management Trade-offs


Degraded Timber Stands

What To Do With Degraded Hardwood Stands–

Assessment, Potential Treatments, And Management Trade-offs

Tuesday, March 6th 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Friendship Baptist Church
19436 US Hwy 411
Springville, AL 35146

Registration Fee: $35 (must pre-register to attend by calling the St. Clair County Extension Office at (205) 338-9416

Degraded or low quality hardwood stands are often a result of repeatedly harvesting the largest and best trees and leaving smaller, inferior trees. This workshop will summarize management techniques for managing and regenerating hardwood stands, as well as retaining oak trees and managing upland hardwoods for wildlife. The afternoon portion will include demonstrations at a nearby farm.

-Retaining oak trees

-Manage or regenerate?

-Wildlife in hardwoods

-Field demonstrations

5.5 PLM Credits

4 CFE Credits

Refreshments, lunch, and materials included!


Extension Featured in Discover St. Clair Magazine

Discover St Clair Magazine Article

Alabama Extension’s St. Clair County Office featured in Discover St. Clair magazine this month!

If you haven’t seen the latest edition of Discover St. Clair—The  Essence of St. Clair County magazine yet, be sure to pick up a copy and read the feature article about our office on pages 8-14. It is also available online at www.discoverstclair.com. We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to editor and publisher Carol Pappas, journalist Elaine Hobson Miller, and photographer Mike Callahan, who all made this wonderful article possible. Y’all did a great job putting it all together! Click here to see our story: Discover St Clair Feb 2018 web friendly

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