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Cold Weather and Forage Considerations for Cattlemen (pdf)

Determing Forage Demand and Animal Intake (pdf)

Understanding Stocking Rates in Grazing Systems (pdf)


Collecting Forage Samples for Laboratory Analysis (pdf)

2014* Budgets for Fall and Winter Forage Crops

*2013-2014* Performance of Ryegrass Varieties in Alabama

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A Quick Guide to Grazing Methods (F 2014-5)


Proceedings from the 2013 Alabama Forage and Grassland Conference

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*2016* Fall Armyworm Watch Map

*2016* Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Maps

Quick Guides for Pasture Management

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Last day to bushhog your woody perennials

Be sure and tell your forage growers that if they have woody perennials​ (like blackberry) that after August 31, they do not need to mow... more

Don Ball Awarded 2015 Grasslander Award

The American Forage and Grassland Council awarded Dr. Don Ball, alumni professor in the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Soils at Auburn University, the 2015 Distinguished Grasslander... more

Standby Generators for Emergency Power

Standby generators are powered by tractors or engines and may be either portable or stationary … Engine-driven units available... more

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance and Information on Disaster Programs

USDA issued a press release September 2 encouraging livestock producers who suffered eligible disaster-related losses to enroll in the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) by... more

Save the Date: Farm and Home Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

By Robert Spencer​, Urban Regional Extension Specialist ​​    The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs Unit is partnering with the Alabama …... more

Fall Armyworm Invasion Continues

Fall armyworms invade pastures, hayfields and lawns every summer in Alabama … Some years, the damage done by these... more

New Rainwater Catchment System Installed at SROC

By Robert S. Spencer, Urban Regional Extension Specialist ​ The Alabama Mountains, Rivers, and Valleys Resource, Conservation, and Development Council … https://sites.aces.edu/group/comm/newsline/Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=820... more

Alabama BCIA Announces the 2013 Outstanding Extension Educator

The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) named the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Extension Educator during their 50th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Meeting held... more

Extension at Work in Southeast Asia

By Robert Spencer, Urban Regional Extension Specialist​ From mid-April to May 2014, Urban Regional Extension Specialist Robert Spencer spent three weeks in the Republic of... more

Registration Open for 2014 Regional Beef Cattle Conference Set for June

Registration is now open for the 2014 Regional Beef Cattle Conference … Sponsored by the Auburn University Department of... more