Upcoming Events:

  • Diabetes Right Bite Series (Dallas County)

    Time: 10:00 AM -
    Location: Edmundite Missions Senior Activity Center on 1428 Broad Street in Selma
    Calendar: ACES Human Nutrition Diet & Health
    12/02 - Diabetes Right Bite Series (Dallas County)
  • "Grow It, Groove It, Gobble It"

    Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Oxmoor Valley Comm. Cntr, 1992 Wenonah-Oxmoor Rd., B'ham AL 35211
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety, Preparation & Preservation
    12/10 - "Grow It, Groove It, Gobble It"
  • Right Bite-Healthy Cooking School

    Time: 1:00 PM -
    Location: Presbyterian Oaks Community Rm 1, 408 South 5th Street, Talladega, AL
    Calendar: ACES Human Nutrition Diet & Health
    12/15 - Right Bite-Healthy Cooking School
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Home Environments

Maintaining a healthy environmet in your home is essential to the physical health, mental well being, and safety of you, your family, and pets.

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Save the Date: Farm and Home Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

By Robert Spencer​, Urban Regional Extension Specialist … Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and... more

Forest Farming webinar today!

David Fuller will  present information on "The incredible edible Ostrich Fern fiddlehead" today from 1-2 pm central time.  To register... more

NTFPs Please!

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

Alabama Extension: Storm Recovery Resources

Alabamians are cleaning up after violent storms raked the state just days after the anniversary of the deadly April... more

Kudzu Control

​​​New Kudzu Control in Residential Areas Publication - Kudzu control is often a frustrating problem in residential settings. it frequently grows... more

The best test for potting mixes

A.U. Soil Testing Laboratory is encountering more and more gardeners (yes, some … Master... more

Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes and Other Vegetables—Causes and Prevention

Tomato growers must take care to avoid … blossom-end rot (BER), a disorder that... 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

Don't miss this final 2013 Webinar - Online Mapping and Spatial Resources for the Private Forest Landowner

​Thursday, November 21, 2013 11:00 am Central … Mr. John Gilbert,  Research Associate, Longleaf... more

Hypoxylon Canker of Oak: A common problem for Alabama Landowners and Homeowners by Dr. Scott Enebak

​Water and Red Oaks have been hit particularly hard over the past 3-4 years from Hypoxylon atropunctatum, or Hypoxylon Canker... more


Elements of Surprise: Don't Get Caught Off Guard by E-Waste Contaminants

old computer monitors When you replace your electronic devices have you ever wondered what happens to unused or discarded items? Essentially, they exist as electronic waste (e-waste). By definition, e-waste is electronic products used for data processing, telecommunications, or entertainment in households and businesses that are outdated, broken, or cannot be fixed. Materials used in these products are often toxic because they are made with harmful chemicals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, brominated flame retardants, and hexavalent chromium. If misused or mishandled, these chemicals can create serious health hazards. Learning about these hazardous substances and how they contaminate our environment and food and water supplies will help prepare you to recycle or to properly dispose of these products.   more...