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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

Ryegrass Control Options in Wheat

​Ryegrass continues to be a problem in wheat each year due to resistance to more... more

Moth Trap Catch Report and Insect Pest Update for Cotton and Soybean Producers (Sept 16, 2017)

During the period 9/6 – 9/12 moth trap catch numbers for cotton bollworm were lower... more

2017 Heat Unit Accumulation in Cotton

Many cotton fields in North Alabama have very few open bolls and are maturing later... more

Mid-late Season Weed Problem in Peanut

Since mid-July, I have received several grower inquiries regarding mid-late season weed control in peanut.  Most... more

Moth Trap Catch Report and Insect Pest Update

​ SEPTEMBER 1, 2017During the period August 22-28 the cotton bollworm (CBW) trap catch numbers were... 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

Microbial Control of Caterpillars in Crucifer Crops

Several species of caterpillars are common to leafy greens and brassica crops. Those include armyworms,... more

Register Today for the AFVGA Annual Conference and Tradeshow (Deadline Oct 23)

​The Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference and Tradeshow will be on Nov 16-17 at the Clanton Conference &... more

Evaluation of Pierce's Disease Tolerant Hybrid Bunch Grape Cultivars

Eleven Pierce's disease (PD) tolerant American and French-American hybrid bunch grape cultivars including 'Black Spanish',... more

Farmers Marketing Workshops; Get Ready for the 2018 Growing Season

​The Alabama Cooperative Extension System along with the Farmer's Market Authority and USDA SNAP will... more

ADAI Inspection Report for Mobile and Baldwin Counties

​Inspection Report Week of September 4, 2017  The pictures above show damage done to the... 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

Plinking on the Roof

​It began again this past weekend.  Like clockwork, in the middle of the night, before... more

Cool-Season Wildlife Plots

If you would like to improve the overall health... more

Getting A Grip On Wild Pigs

​There are two groups of landowners in Alabama….those who have wild pigs, and those who... more

Tropical Soda Apple (Solanum viarum) Identification and Control

Tropical soda apple (TSA) was nearly eradicated across the state during a recent federally funded... more

OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App

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

Got Gray Grass? Don't Worry!

​Our wet and humid summer may not have been the best for your garden, but... more

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