Upcoming Events

Pig Squeal in Winston County 4-H

Registration is currently open for 4-H Pig Squeal. In this project, youth learn swine management and care, animal production, financing an animal project and showmanship. Participants pay $110 for two pigs which will arrive in January. After approximately 100 days, they will enter their best pig in a 4-H show. That pig will be auctioned off, but some proceeds go back to participants. The other pig is theirs to have processed or sell on their own. Entry forms and payment are due to the Winston County Extension Office by Friday, November 17. For more information contact 4-H Foundation Agent, Kerri Roberts at (205)-489-5376 Pig squeal 2017

Estate Planning Seminar

estateAlabama Cooperative Extension System is currently offering free seminars on estate planning. Many people may not know what estate planning is or why it is important. Estate planning is important for individuals who wish to have some control over transferring property before and after his/her death. With proper planning, families can avoid many of the problems associated with dividing a family member’s assets.

If you are interested in learning more about 1) How to Make an Informed Decision by Avoiding Investment Fraud; 2) Alabama’s Plan for Your Estate, 3) Documents in An Estate Plan, and 4) Should I make a Will or Trust. Please plan to attend this free seminar on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Traders and Farmers Bank Bernice Hilton Walker Building, upstairs room, located at 64 Main Street, in Double Springs.

Dr. Robert Tufts, Estate Planning Attorney and Auburn University Professor, will present information and answer questions relating to estate planning topics. Call the Winston County Extension Office at (205) 489-5376 to pre-register for this free seminar no later than noon on October 31st, due to limited seating. Refreshments will be provided for all participants. This program is being sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Traders and Farmers Bank. For more information, contact Pat W. Smith, Regional Extension Agent at 256-710-7706 or e-mail: smithp7@auburn.edu


Small Ruminant Workshops


At this workshop for producers interested in small ruminants such as sheep and goats, participants learned about forages, breeds of sheep and goats, animal welfare, fencing, and marketing. The workshop also included demonstrations on checking for parasites, body condition scoring, and electric fencing.

For more information about upcoming small ruminant workshops call Alex Tigue, Animal Science and Forages Regional Extension Agent, at (256) 974-2464.

Additional information on Sheep and Goats (small ruminants) is available on the ACES website.