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Project WILD Workshops Scheduled for May and June

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AUBURN, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System in partnership with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is hosting a series of Project WILD workshops this summer for educators. Alabama 4-H will provide opportunities for new faces to get involved, and will also update volunteers and other educators with prior WILD experience on revised curriculum. Changes will include revisions to the Project WILD K-12 and ... Read More »

Alabama Extension Offers Tax Bill Workshops for Farmers

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AUBURN, Alabama—Alabama farmers can learn more about how the new tax law affects them individually and their farming operation at tax bill workshops from Alabama Extension’s Agribusiness Management Team. After the training, farmers will be better equipped to navigate the new tax provisions. Dr. Robert Tufts, an Alabama Extension farm management specialist and attorney, will conduct the workshops at 13 ... Read More »

Backyard Beekeeping Workshop Set for Nov. 14 -15

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Beekeeping is gaining in popularity, but it is a hobby that requires training and skills. A backyard beekeeping workshop, set for Nov. 14 – 15 at the Jon Archer Agricultural Center in Mobile, is geared toward hobbyist beekeepers along with people interested becoming a beekeeper. The workshop will provide up-to-date information, practices and the opportunity to connect new keepers with experienced ... Read More »

ACLN Conference- Getting leaders in the game

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Leaders from across the state joined together at this year’s Alabama Community Leadership Network Conference to learn the most effective ways to give back to their organizations and communities and to “get in the game.” The keynote speakers,  Mark Eaton, Bruce Pearl and Millicent St. Claire, shared their knowledge and gave their tried-and-true leadership advice at the two-day event at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference ... Read More »

Peanut Pod Blasting Offers Farmers Better Yields And Bigger Paychecks

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With the peanut harvest underway, peanut farmers are hoping for good yields and strong paydays. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System‘s Peanut Pod Blasting workshops offer farmers a chance to get larger returns on their investments. Peanut pod blasting is a testing technique where peanuts are pressure washed in order to remove the outer shell covering. The peanut’s color, in its purest ... Read More »

Bioretention Workshop Set for Nov. 4

A bioretention design, implementation and vegetation workshop is set for Nov. 4 near Birmingham.  It is part of a low impact development series geared towards design and engineer professionals, landscaping professionals and local, state and federal government agency representatives interested in learning about current engineering and design calculations, maintenance practices and vegetation selection. The workshop will be located at the Alabama ... Read More »