Upcoming Events

Blue and White Prostate and Lung Cancer Awareness Luncheon

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the two most prevalent types of cancer occurring here in St. Clair County, just under breast cancer are prostate and lung cancer. The CDC sites prostate cancer as being the most common, non-skin cancer, among American men followed by lung cancer which is the leading cause of  cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. The goal of the St. Clair County Extension Office is to raise awareness of both of these types of cancer by hosting an awareness luncheon. Our Blue & White Prostate & Lung Cancer Awareness Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 10th from 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. at the Pell City Civic Center. Space is limited. Please register to attend by calling the St. Clair County Extension Office at 205-338-9416 no later than October 3rd. Click here for more details.


Fact or Fiction? The Truth Behind GMO’s & Other Food Myths Seminar Held

GMO Fruit Image


Fact or Fiction? The Truth Behind GMOs & Other Food Myths Seminar Held

GMO, Genetically Engineered, Bio Technology—What Does It All Mean?
Come join Alabama Extension professionals, researchers, and specialists from Auburn University and Alabama A&M University as we uncover the truth with non-biased & research-based information.
This seminar will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Moody City Hall, 670 Park Avenue, Moody, AL. Cost to attend is $5/person and you must call the St. Clair County Extension office at 205-338-9416 to pre-register no later than October 12th. A light meal will be provided.
Consumer concern and confusion over hormones, antibiotics, genetically modified (GM) foods, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been fueled by conflicting and untrue reports about the use, regulation, and safety of these products. GM foods and GMOs can be especially confusing because they are shrouded in a cloud of unfamiliar science. As a result, a lot of popular online information is often misinterpreted or completely fabricated.
The agriculture and food industries are the primary users of these products and with oversight and regulation by government agencies like the United States Department of Agriculture, including the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency, these products have been tested and determined safe for public introduction and use. With more products being developed and potentially introduced, consumers need to determine what is fact or fiction, and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System—Alabama Extension or ACES—is helping them to do just that!
Through this Food Myths Program Lecture Series, Alabama Extension has been on the forefront of educating consumers about the food they eat. The Food Myths Program Lecture Series was introduced in 2015 and is conducted with staff from the Alabama Extension’s Animal Science & Forages and Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests Teams. The concept for these lectures began with the hope of educating Alabama Extension staff about what’s really happening in regard to food. Now the scope has expanded beyond the walls of Extension to consumers seeking answers to the very same questions.
On the lecture roster is Dr. Lisa Kriese-Anderson, Extension specialist and associate professor in animal science and forages; Dr. Joseph Hess, Extension specialist and poultry science professor; Regional Extension Agent Alex Tigue who delivers education in the area of animal science and forages; Dr. Rudy Pacumbaba, an Extension horticulturist; and Janet Johnson and Angela Treadaway, Regional Extension Agents in the area of Food Safety and Quality. Each lecturer focuses on a specific topic, so when consumers leave the lecture, they have a broader understanding of what GM foods and GMOs are and how they affect our food supply. Most of the consumer questions stem from GMOs and animals.

Stay Informed with the Extension Newsletter

Image of Printed Extension Newsletters

The Extension Newsletter is published bi-monthly. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email Lee Ann Clark, County Extension Coordinator, or call our the St. Clair County Extension Office at (205) 338-9416.

Current Issues

September/October, 2017 Extension Newsletter

July/August, 2017 Extension Newsletter

May/June, 2017 Extension Newsletter

March/April, 2017 Extension Newsletter

January/February, 2017 Extension Newsletter

2016 Past Issues

November/December, 2016 Extension Newsletter

September/October, 2016 Extension Newsletter

July/August, 2016 Extension Newsletter

May/June, 2016 Extension Newsletter

March/April, 2016 Extension Newsletter

January/February, 2016 Extension Newsletter