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Wildlife Scientist Chris Jaworowski and Alabama Extension a Good Match

AUBURN, Ala. – Growing up outdoors in Alabama, Chris Jaworowski, a regional forestry, wildlife and natural resource agent for Alabama Cooperative Extension System, knew he wanted to spend his life doing something he loved. “I started hunting at an early age,” Jaworowski said. “I knew I wanted to be outside. That’s how I got into wildlife science.” Jaworowski, an Auburn ... Read More »

Pickens County 4-H Forestry Team Wins State Competition

For the second year in a row and the third time in four years, the Pickens County 4-H Forestry Senior Team has won the Alabama State 4-H Forestry Invitational. The team will represent Alabama at the 2016 National 4-H Forestry Invitational  in Weston, West Virginia July 31 through August 4. Members of the team include Katie Poland, Chloe Abernathy, Camryn Randolph and Ethan ... Read More »

Forests in the City – Why Urban Forestry is Key

Auburn, Ala.—When most people hear the words city or urban, trees are likely not the first images that come to mind. Jack Rowe, an arborist, entomologist and horticulturist who works as an urban forestry agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, gave more information about the subject. What may be surprising to some is that trees are actually essential for cities ... Read More »

Alabama Team Earns Third Place at National 4-H Forestry Invitational

2015 National Forestry Invitational

AUBURN, Alabama—The Alabama 4-H Forestry Judging team placed third among 14 state teams at the 36th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational held recently. Ginny Grace Gibbs, Mollie Watkins, Lydia Abernathy and Amber Watkins from Pickens County earned the right to represent Alabama at the national contest by winning the State 4-H Forestry Contest in June. The Invitational was held at Jackson’s ... Read More »

Ambitious Strategic Plan to Expand Alabama’s Agriculture and Forestry Sectors

AUBURN, Ala.—Agriculture, forestry and related industries contribute $70.4 billion–nearly  40 percent—to Alabama’s gross state product. Proponents of a new strategic plan would like to see agriculture’s impact on the state’s economy grow even larger by 2020. The plan from the Alabama Agriculture & Forestry Steering Committee calls for a more cooperative relationship between business and government. Alabama Extension Director Gary ... Read More »

Cogongrass Research Offers Hope for Control

Cogongrass

Cogongrass, an aggressive invasive species, has been causing problems in Alabama’s forests and fields for more than 20 years, but research performed by Alabama Extension’s Dr. Nancy Loewenstein and former Alabama Extension specialist, Dr. Stephen Enloe, has proven successful against the invasive species. Because of its Asian origin, cogongrass is known to some as “Japan grass,” and the species found ... Read More »