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Alabama Extension Hosts Business Entity Workshop

AUBURN, Ala. – Do you know if your operation should be a business entity? If so, do you know which one it would fall under? The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is here to help answer these questions. Alabama Extension is now offering a program on business entities at 14 locations across the state. Dr. Robert Tufts, an Alabama Extension farm ... Read More »

Which Bodies of Water Present an Elevated Health Hazard?

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama has many lakes, rivers and streams. This makes fishing a popular sport and recreational activity. Sometimes certain toxic chemicals find their way into some bodies of water. Fish in these areas may have levels of these chemicals in their system. The Alabama Department of Public Health publishes an annual fish consumption advisory booklet to inform people ... Read More »

Odd Weather Conditions Leave Cotton Producers Concerned

AUBURN, Ala. – Weather this spring disrupted planting for cotton crops in south Alabama, leaving farmers across the Wiregrass concerned. Weather Difficulties Cool temperatures in April halted planting until early May. Hot temperatures and low rainfall in May made for difficult planting. Many growers stopped planting because of the dry conditions. When rain did arrive in late May, it rained ... Read More »

Alfalfa Mixtures Helping Extend The Growing Season

AUBURN, Ala. – Alfalfa was once a dominant forage in the Southeast. Several factors eliminated many productive alfalfa stands. Insects and the harsh environment found in the Southeast were a contributing factor in the decline in production of alfalfa. Recent work with alfalfa mixtures has revealed new opportunities for this forage. Growing Alfalfa in Alabama This legume contains high levels ... Read More »

Register For 2018 State 4-H Horse Show

AUBURN, Ala. – Calling all Alabama 4-H members! Registration for the 2018 Alabama 4-H State Horse Show is now open. The show is set for July 24-28 at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville, Alabama. The state horse show offers a variety of events for 4-H members to participate in. There are numerous riding classes including hunt seat, western ... Read More »

Register for The 2018 Stocker Conference

AUBURN, Ala.—Registration for the 2018 Deep South Stocker Conference, co-hosted by Alabama Extension, is now open. The conference is set for July 13 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Hale County College and Career Academy in Greensboro, Alabama. Mississippi State University Extension and the University of Georgia Extension will also be co-hosting the ... Read More »

Watch Out For Snakes

AUBURN, Ala. – With warmer weather upon us, snakes and other wildlife are more active. It is not uncommon to run across a nonvenomous snake during the summer months. While venomous snakes are known as the bigger threat, nonvenomous snakes can still pose a health risk to people. They do not have venom to harm people, but a snake bite ... Read More »

Successful Food Plots Begin with Soil Testing

AUBURN, Ala. – Many hunters and outdoor enthusiasts plant food plots to help manage deer habitats. Today, more and more deer hunters implement warm and cool season food plots for a variety of purposes. When planting food plots, soil tests are crucial to a plot’s success. Extension professionals discuss the importance and the benefits of soil testing. Soil Testing is ... Read More »

Loewenstein Wins National Award for Leadership in Environmental Education

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama Extension specialist Dr. Nancy Loewenstein received the 2018 Leadership in Education award presented by Project Learning Tree® (PLT). Loewenstein was one of five people awarded at the PLT’s 32nd International Coordinators’ Conference, in Cody, Wyoming. Project Learning Tree is an environmental education program that educates teachers and youth about forests and the environment. This award recognizes people and ... Read More »

Drying Out After a Flood

AUBURN, Ala. — Some Alabama counties received large amounts of rainfall over the past few days. Subtropical Storm Alberto is expected to bring large amounts of rainfall to South Alabama. Some areas are under an extreme, significant or elevated threat of flooding for this weekend and early next week. Flooding can cause major damage to buildings and homes. After severe ... Read More »