Upcoming Events

QuickBooks for Farmers – Two Classes

The QuickBooks for Farmers Course Fee is $25.00.  To register, call the Tuscaloosa County Extension Office at 205-349-4630 and let them know if you prefer the morning or afternoon class.

NOTE:  Class size is limited to 10 students for the 10 ACES laptops provided for class use.  Student’s spouses are welcome to observe the class or share a laptop.

QuickBooks 2014 Logo

QuickBooks Pro software from Intuit is widely used by farmers and small business employers of all types.  In this two-day class, we will be reviewing how farmer typically set up and use QuickBooks Pro for keeping track of farm financial transactions.  The Tuesday session will cover file set up, chart of accounts, data entry and reconciling a sample monthly bank statement.  The Thursday session will review a sample farm with a completed year of data entry.  This second session is intended to show students a range of year-end reports, analysis and forms that can be completed using QuickBooks Pro Software.

Our textbook for this class is QuickBooks 2014: the missing manual, shown to the left.  It is a free Intuit manual that can be downloaded for personal use as desired.

QuickBook for Farmers 2017 will have two separate classes in Tuscaloosa (morning and afternoon).

Class I – (Max. 10 participants) 

Time:         9:00 – 11:00 am

Date:          Oct. 31 & Nov. 2

Location:  Tuscaloosa County Extension Office 

Address:   2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


Class II – (Max. 10 participants)                                                                

Time:         2:00 – 4:00 pm      

Date:          Oct. 31 & Nov 2

Location:  Tuscaloosa County Extension Office

Address:    2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


Tuesday Session:  File setup, chart of accounts, data entry, reconciling a sample monthly bank statement.

Thursday Session:  Review of a sample farm with completed year of data entry demonstrating a range of year-end reports, analysis, and forms completed using QuickBooks Pro Software.


If you have any questions about this program, please contact Jonathan Gladney, Regional Animal Science and Forage Agent – West Alabama at 334-341-1674 or gladnjb@aces.edu.

More info…

Fixed-Knot Fence Clinic

Fixed-Knot Fence Clinic

What is the best type of perimeter fence for all types of livestock?

Location:           Tuscaloosa County Extension Office (for classroom portion)

Date:                  Thursday, September 22, 2016

Begins:              Registration at 8:00 am/ Program at 8:30 am

Hands-On:         Neal Hargle Horse Farm

Fence Building:  Mid-morning until 2:00 pm

Program Fee:     $20.00 per person

Topics will include:  Making Cross Braces; Fixed-Knot Fence Anatomy; Tension, Splicing & Trim out, Tools & Fasteners of the Trade; and, Pointers on How to Avoid Most Common Mistakes

Please RSVP by 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 14th to Jonathan Gladney at 334-341-1674.

Make checks payable to ACES and mail to: Tuscaloosa ACES, 2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL  35401

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2016 West Alabama Chick Chain

The 4-H Chick Chain project is designed to teach 4-H members recommended management practices for growing and raising chickens. Your participation in the 4-H Chick Chain project will help you….

  • Develop poultry management skills
  • Learn to produce healthy chickens
  • Develop an awareness for business management
  • Develop record keeping skills (income and expenses)
  • Realize the pride of accomplishment

Both youth and a parent must attend a mandatory training on May 5th @ 6:00 P.M. at the Tuscaloosa County Extension Office.

During the month of May you will receive 18 chicks that are 1-2 days old and are all pullets (females). You will receive 6 individual chicks from each of the 3 breeds you choose. They will all come from a reputable hatchery and will be properly vaccinated. You will care for these pullets for approximately 20 weeks. After this time, you will bring the 3 best pullets to the West Alabama 4-H Chick-Chain Show and Auction on October 8, 2016 at the Marengo Co. Extension Office.

If you bring your 3 pullets to the show and auction, you will receive the auction profits from your birds, prize money for top winners and ribbons. If you have successfully raised all 18 pullets, you will have 15 left. These pullets belong to you.

Registration forms and check must be received at your local Extension Office by Friday, February 26, 2016.

For more information and registration form, click here.


Grass Masters

Horses on the Pasture

Grass Masters is a comprehensive four-day study (two hours) on basic topics from Soil Fertility and Weed Control to Plant Physiology and Grazing Systems. The cost of the program will be $40.00 and this will provide the power point presentations in a manual, light refreshments and a Grass Masters cap. This program is designed for beginners and long time forage growers who want to understand more about the management of forages for profitability.

weeds-of-the-southGreene County ALFA Office
Eutaw, Alabama
6:30 – 8:30
October 27 and November 3, 10, 17


October 27:
Josh Elmore, REA—Grazing Management Jonathan Gladney, REA – Soil Fertility
November 3:
Dr. Kathy Flanders, AU Specialist – Entomology Jonathan Gladney, REA—Plant Physiology
November 10:
Dr. Ben Character, Poisonous Plants & Parasites Jonathan Gladney, REA – Variety Selection
November 17:
David Rich, Do AgroSciences –Weed Control Jonathan Gladney, REA—Clovers

Registration form and flier.

Beef Production Basics


The Tuscaloosa County Extension Office will be hosting a four night series for cattle and land owners called Beef Production Basics. This program is designed for the many land owners that have had a recent interest in raising cattle due to the high prices this industry is currently experiencing.

The program will cover forage (grass) and weed management, nutrition, genetics and marketing. This program will be taught on Monday night’s beginning on September 28th.

For information contact Jonathan Gladney at the office at 205-349-4630 or cell 334-341-1674.