ACES Publications
Etowah County Newsletter September 2016 Edition

September 2, 2016

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The Etowah County Extension Staff hope that you find the information in this newsletter helpful.  Please call with any questions you may have.

Extension Farm and Agribusiness Management Team Offers Farm Tax Seminar - Extension Daily

Extension’s newly formed Farm and Agribusiness Management Team will present a one-day workshop Tuesday, November 1st, for accountants who work with farmers and other agribusinesses. The Farm Tax CPE Seminar will be in Gadsden at the ALFA Farmers Federation Building at 125 Broad Street from 6-8 p.m. “The new tax seminar is developed to help Certified […]   Read More


4-H Ag Olympics to be held!

Etowah County 4-H will host an Ag Olympics event on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Norris Farms in Hokes Bluff. Ag Olympics will teach young people the importance of team work, leadership skills, hard work and determination. The events/contest include: Egg toss, canoe hop, t-post driving, hay bale rolling, pie eating, corn shucking, archery, […]   Read More


Northeast Alabama 4-H Chick Chain Show and Auction to be held!

The 2016 Northeast Alabama 4-H Chick Chain will be an event of Saturday, October 1, 2016 The show will begin at 11 a.m. with the auction to follow. The event will be held at the Dekalb County VFW fairgrounds in Fort Payne. 4-H members from Cherokee, Dekalb and Etowah Counties will be in attendance. […]   Read More


Houseplants That Do Double Duty Clearing Out Pollutants In Indoor Air - Extension Daily

Indoor houseplants fill spaces in your home or office just as much as they fill a person’s need to be surrounded by foliage. Humans have a psychological need to be surrounded by greenery as well as items representing nature. According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System article “Home Selection and Care of Indoor Foliage Plants,” studies show […]   Read More


And The Eating Games Begin - Extension Daily

Source: And The Eating Games Begin - Extension Daily Starting with football season in September and going through Easter in the spring, there’s one eating event after another. According to Helen Jones, an Alabama Extension regional agent in Human Nutrition, Diet and Health, many social gatherings with family and friends center around eating. Unfortunately, many of these […]   Read More


ForestHer A Workshop for Women Who Love the Land

ForestHER is a hands-on Alabama Extension workshop for women to help them learn about forests and forest resource management in a relaxed, fun setting. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to do things like read maps, measure and market timber and non-timber forest products, and create better wildlife habitat. This two-day event will […]   Read More


Informational 4-H Animal Science/Livestock meeting to be held

If your child has an interest in learning more about 4-H animal science and or livestock, they may want to attend the first 4-H animal science meeting of the year. This informational meeting will be held Tuesday, September 13th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Etowah County Extension Office at 3200 A West Meighan Boulevard, […]   Read More


Fall Armyworms Have Arrived

Landon Marks – Regional Extension Agent – Animal Science and Forages Eric Schavey – Regional Extension Agent – Home Grounds, Gardens and Home Pests Fall armyworms invade pastures, hayfields and lawns every summer in North Alabama. Some years, the damage is mild. Unfortunately during drought years the damage is usually worse and more widespread. […]   Read More


What is Gluten and why Should I Avoid It?

Have you noticed all the “gluten-free” labeling on foods when you’re shopping? Do you wonder if you should be avoiding gluten? The gluten-free diet was developed for the 1% of people in the US who have celiac disease, (a disease in which chronic failure to digest food is triggered by hypersensitivity of the small intestine […]   Read More


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