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Outstanding Speakers at Mississippi-Alabama Rural Tourism Conference

By Casey Whitaker The 2014 Mississippi-Alabama Rural Tourism Conference is set for Oct. 20-22 in... more

​Forestry Field Days Improve Land Management

Forest lands cover more than 210 million acres in the southeastern United States, and there are... more

Auburn Basketball Head Coach to Give Keynote Address at ACLN Awards Luncheon

Auburn University Men's Basketball Head Coach Bruce Pearl will give the keynote address at the... more

Best-selling author to close 2014 ACLN Conference

Seasoned seminar and inspirational leader and two-time best-selling author Millicent St. Claire will give the... more

Alabama Wildlife Federation Offers Workshops on Outdoor Classrooms

The Alabama Wildlife Federation is offering two educational opportunities to advance your knowledge of and... more
The Grassroots - Local Extension news from around Alabama

ForestHER Workshop is Sept. 19-20 at Riverwood Farms in Cullman County

  ForestHER, a hands-on workshop for women who love the land, is set for Sept. 19-20... more

Alabama Extension 4-H Staff in Marengo County Recognized by County Commission

Alabama Extension 4-H Staff in Marengo County Recognized by County CommissionThe Marengo County Commission recently... more

Cullman County Commission Recognizes Alabama Extension 4-H Staff

The Cullman County Commission recently recognized Alabama Extension professionals for their outstanding service to the... more

Joshua Melson New County Extension Coordinator for Lawrence County

  Alabama Cooperative Extension has named Joshua Melson as the new County Extension Coordinator for Lawrence County.  He will... more

Alabama Extension Professionals in Lauderdale County Recognized by County Commission

​ The Lauderdale County Commission recently recognized Alabama Extension professionals for their outstanding service to the county’s... more

Topic Blogs

4-H Blog

Autauga County 4-H Horse Club Members Compete

​Autauga County 4-H Horse Club Members Compete at State and Regional 4H Horse ShowsSeveral members... more

Alabama 4-H Golf Classic

​The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation,the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and more than 120,000 Alabama 4-H... more

Alabama Competes in National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational

​  Tuscaloosa County 4-H Shotgun Team          The Tuscaloosa County 4-H Shotgun team represented Alabama at the... more

Birmingham Chef ‘Pays It Forward’ by Volunteering with Alabama 4-H

When you do what you love, it hardly seems like work, and for the last... more

Junior Master Gardner Program Teaches Youngsters Important Life Lessons

When you teach yourself to learn the finer points of something, it provides an enrichment... more
Agronomic Crops

EPA Approves Section 18 Exemption for Control of Sugarcane Aphid on Sweet Sorghum

​On June 12, the EPA granted an exemption for the use of  flupyradifurone (Sivanto Prime) insecticide... more

Cotton PGR Management in High Rainfall

The 2017 growing season is thus far a decidedly wet one. Rainfall throughout the state... more

Herbicide Injury on Crop Caused by Excessive Rainfall

In the last several weeks since the start of May, we had too much rainfall... more

Early season peanut insect activity in Alabama (June 15, 2017)

Below is a brief discussion of the seasonal activity of thrips and some major caterpillar... more

Stored Grain Workshops Scheduled in July

​A series of workshops in Alabama will provide farmers with practical advice for managing stored... more
Animal Science and Forages

Drought Preparedness for Horse Owners

​Drought conditions pose various healthcare and management challenges for horse owners and managers. Conditions associated... more

Weed of the Month: Verbena, vervain

​The following species of Verbena are present in Alabama, as documented in the Alabama Plant... more

Grazing Management Strategies During Drought in Tall Fescue Systems

​Grazing Management During Drought in Tall Fescue Systems - May 2017 - TI Sheet.pdfThis Timely... more

Pre-Conditioning Beef Calves with High-Moisture Forages and Co-Product Feeds

​There has been an increasing interest in the use of baleage in beef cattle systems... more

Slobber Syndrome in Horses

​Slobber syndrome ("slobbers"), or slaframine toxicosis, is a chemical irritation and mycotoxicosis resulting from the consumption... more
Aqua Blog

Assessing Disease in Farmed Oysters

​With a number of oyster farmers in Alabama reporting high oyster mortalities across the summer... more

Free Aquaculture 101 Workshop for Teachers

​ Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in conjunction with Gadsden State Community... more

Summer "Fish" Camp for Students

    The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and Auburn University Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures Department are... more

Aquaculture 101 - Workshop for Teachers

Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in conjunction with Gadsden State Community... more
CommHort Blog

Safe, Smart Pesticide Use

Summer has arrived in full force with rising temperatures, which means pests may start causing... more

Educational event in Alabama and the Southeast

Long-term ACES educational programs open to a wide range of audiencePrivate Pesticide Applicator Training Classes... more

Incorrect transplanting can be an expensive mistake

Specimen ball-and-burlap trees are popular options for new landscapes and landscapes that are being renovated... more

New educational resources for aquaponics

Over the past 10 years there has been a surge of interest on information on... more

Crop insurance listening session for proposed nursery growers

Nursery Listening Session Press Release w AL session.pdfGovernment Contractor Seeks Stakeholder Input on Proposed New... more
Food Blog

Planning the Garden to Preserve the Harvest

​Spring is on its way and now is the time to plan what produce you... more

Grilled Finger Foods

​Whether you are an Auburn or Alabama fan, Saturdays in are known for football and... more

Date labeling Confusion, Food Safety, and Food Waste

​ The United States Department of Agriculture estimates that about 133 billion pounds of food iswasted... more

Cottage Food Law Classes

Classes in Northwestern Alabama: Contact Susan Hill at 205-489-5376 August 12, 2014 Morning Class 10AM to 12:00 PM and... more

Alabama Cottage Food Law went into Effect June 1

​ Locally grown and produced food is becoming more and more popular across Alabama. Farmers markets... more
Forestry Blog

OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App

The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool is a useful resource for planning outdoor work activities based... more

AWW Celebrates 25 Years of Loving Our Downstream Neighbors!

On May 19-20th, volunteers and supporters of Alabama Water Watch gathered at the Living River... more

King Snakes, and Other Native Alabama Snakes Around the Home

Over the last week, I have received a couple of calls about using our native... more


​With springtime's warm weather, you're not the only thing wanting to dig in your yard,... more

Managing Pine Bark Beetles in the Urban Forest

​"Pine bark beetle" is a broad term used to describe several species of native Dendroctonus... more
Home Grounds Blog

Garden Talk: Preparing your Peach Trees for Spring

​Q. My peach trees struggled this year. The fruit set was very sparse, and the... more

Corn: Man's Best Crop

​"The History of Corn" probably sounds like a topic too esoteric to be anything but... more

Easy Ways Homeowners Can Reduce Water Use

How much water do you use a day? Would you believe 60-80 gallons is an... more

So Many Leaves, So Little Time

By Bethany A. O’RearQ. Autumn is my favorite time of year. The air is getting... more

Plinking on the Roof

By Andrew J. BarilIt began a week or so ago. In the middle of the... more