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2015 AFVGA Conference Highlights for Beginning and Experienced Farmers

​Online registrations end Feb 2. Walk-ins welcome on Feb 6 and 7 starting at 7:30 am! ... more

2014 Alabama Community Leadership Network Conference is Oct. 7-8 in Auburn

The Alabama Community Leadership Network (ACLN) will host its 2014 conference on Oct. 7-8 at the Hotel at Auburn University... more

Former NBA All-Star is keynote speaker at ACLN Annual Leadership Conference

Retired NBA All-Star Mark Eaton will serve as the opening keynote speaker for the 2014 Alabama Community Leadership Network (ACLN)... more

Autauga County School Bus Drivers Sign Up for Yellow Dot

When Autauga County Extension Coordinator Yvonne Thomas first received a call about the Department of Economic and Community Development Affairs/Law... more

NTFPs Please!

​Non-Timber Forest Products Fall Webinar Series … This series will be a great... more

Change Coming for State's Private Pesticide Applicators

Alabama farmers and producers sometimes must use pesticides to protect their crops and fields. Many of these are restricted-use... more

Alabama Extension Offering Alabama Cottage Food Law Training

​The first training aimed at helping Alabama entrepreneurs … comply with Alabama’s new Cottage... more


(NEW COMMERCIAL HORTICULTURE BLOG SERIES - SUBSCRIBE AT https://sites.aces.edu/group/commhort/blog/) … Many beginning or new... more

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System: Then and Now

May 8, 2014 marks the signing of the Smith Lever Act of 1914, considered by many to be one of... more

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

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...