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Upcoming Programs and Events

Interested in beef cattle programs coming to your part of the state? Check out the link above for information on upcoming events!


2018 Women In Ag Program

Follow the link above for registration, agenda and hotel information for this program scheduled fro September 7-8, 2018 at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Cneter in Fairhope, AL.


Alabama BCIA Fall Round Up Bull Sale

Program Nominations are Now Open - Follow the Link Above for More Info!

Nomination Deadline - August 15, 2018


Beef Basics Online Course and iBook

Follow the link above to enroll in this series of self-paced lessons for cattle production management strategies in the Southeast.

Apple iTunes Store - Beef Basics by Alabama Extension

Online Course


Animal Science and Forage Webinar Series

Held the second Wednesday of every month at 10:00 AM CST. Click the link above for full schedule and connection information.


2018 Alabama Armyworm Watch Map


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Weeds: They are important to everyone! Here is why

No matter where I go, whenever a conversation strikes up between someone and myself and they ask what my occupation is and I say that... more

Farming 101 in Autauga County

We receive many calls and visits at the Extension Office from people who have land and do not know what to do with it... more

Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa L.)

In the first week of November, I received four different calls regarding how to control wild turnip in forages …... more

Preemergence Control of Knotroot Foxtail – Preliminary Findings

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Disaster Preparation for Livestock Operations

Due to the vulnerability of Alabama to hurricanes and their potential to cause widespread damage due to high winds and flooding, disaster preparedness is essential for livestock operations... more

Preconditioning Beef Calves

This information sheet provides an overview of considerations for beef producers who may retain ownership or receive calves for a preconditioning phase prior to marketing... more

Evaluation of warm-season baleage in a cow-calf production system

This information sheet highlights the results from a recent winter feeding trial evaluating the use of warm-season baleage for supporting cow-calf production in a fall-calving... more

Stored Grain Workshops Scheduled in July

A series of workshops in Alabama will provide farmers with practical advice for managing stored grain pests … The... more

Culling strategies for beef cattle operations

Currently, much of Alabama is either abnormally dry, in a moderate drought, or in a severe drought … As... more

Pre-Conditioning Beef Calves with High-Moisture Forages and Co-Product Feeds

There has been an increasing interest in the use of baleage in beef cattle systems in Alabama … This... more