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Seventh Annual Ruminant Conference & Field Day: The Basics

TSU’s Agricultural Research and Education Center, 1414 Temple Road- Nashville, TN … Join the Alabama Cooperative... more

Register now for the Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Tradeshow

​The Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association invites you to an exciting 2-day event. The AFVG Conference and Tradeshow will... more

Regional RC&D Council Recognizes Extension Specialist as Outstanding Educator

Alabama’s Mountains, Rivers and Valleys Resource Conservation and Development Council recently awarded Urban Regional Extension Specialist Robert Spencer with... more

Annie’s Project in Blount County Provides a Fun Way for Farm and Ranch Women to Learn and Make Better Decisions

What do you get when a group of farm and ranch women get together for several hours one night... more

Extension Providing Alabamians with Educational Resources on Affordable Care Act

One of the hottest topics in the news today is health care reform. But, if you are like many... more

Researchers Explore Silvopasture System with Black Belt Farmers

Co-authors: Dr. Ermson Z. Nyakatawa and Dr. Karnita Garner … Rural communities that are... more

Extension Partners with Rehab Center for Second E-Waste Recycling Drive

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) electronic waste (e-waste) is growing at three times the rate... more

ACES Efforts in TAA Program Result in Positive Economic Impacts for Participants and Communities

Alabama Cooperative Extension System-sponsored training targeting Alabama producers adversely affected by unfair trade practices generated an economic impact of almost... more

Certified Horticultural Retailer (CHR) Training in Birmingham on Nov 7

​The Certified Horticultural Retailer (CHR) program provides training and certification for employees of participating horticultural businesses, such as garden centers,... more

Andrew Young Inspired, Motivated and Challenged Leaders from Across Alabama at ACLN Conference

Community leaders from throughout Alabama, both young and old, were treated to two days of outstanding keynote speakers and workshops... more

New Ways to Meet CAFO Continuing Education Requirements

Animal Feeding

Managing an animal feeding operation (AFO) and using best management practices means staying informed regarding current regulatory requirements and the latest technology, equipment, management, and disposal methods relating to waste and wastewater. All personnel involved in managing AFOs or concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) need current information in order to make and manage plans that effectively safeguard groundwater and surface water quality and reduce odor. Continuing education training is one way to stay up to date. It is required by law in Alabama for CAFOs and, while not required for AFOs, is very worthwhile in helping AFO owners ensure that their operations continue to meet all requirements for waste management. This publication explains how the AFO/CAFO continuing education program works, how you can benefit from it, and what you should do to make sure you comply with the law.   more...