Fayette County Extension has a new marquee sign thanks to funds made available thru a Tombigbee RC&D grant. The sign is double-sided with room for 3 lines of 6″ letters. We would also like to thank the Fayette County Commission, Fayette County Engineer and the Fayette County Road Department for pouring the concrete footer and mounting the sign. The sign is located at the intersection of State Highway 43 and County Road 38 and will make it easier for local residents to see programming being offered by Extension.
Fayette County, like many other areas in Alabama, is under attack from an explosive population of feral hogs. The Extension Office, in partnership with the Soil and Water Conservation District and Tombigbee RC&D, held a feral hog program in 2011 and will hold another program on June 16, 2015. Experts on feral hogs provide education and training on control methods and prevention of hog populations. Hog trap gates are given away at these events. Participants use the gates to build traps on their property and participate in follow-up surveys on the program.
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.