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Becky Barlow, an Alabama Extension assistant director for agriculture, forestry, and natural resources programs, is Down to Earth! Through the Down to Earth campaign, Barlow provides an administrator’s view of how Extension specialists and agents work to provide science-based information on sustainable agriculture and forestry practices.

A piece of history that you may not find written in the history books is the work that the Alabama Cooperative Extension System has done to improve sustainability. For decades, Alabama Extension professionals have worked–often behind the scenes–to help Alabama farmers and landowners implement sustainable management practices.

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Becky Barlow

Through work as an Extension forestry specialist, Barlow developed the ForestHER program. The program gives women landowners the opportunity to learn about forest management topics that are important to them in a relaxed, fun setting.

Alabama Extension is educating consumers about the sustainable conservation-minded practices of Alabama’s farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners.

The Science Behind Down to Earth

  • Science is behind all Alabama Extension research that improves sustainability in agriculture and natural resources.
  • This science-based research makes Extension a trusted source.
  • Extension works with farmers and landowners to become influencers in adopting sustainable practices.
  • Join Extension as we explore topics such as conserving natural resources, smart land use, sustaining for the future, and more.

Spread the word and get Down to Earth at www.aces.edu/go/DowntoEarth.

Sustaining for the Future

“Alabama Extension professionals develop and deliver programs to help move Alabama agriculture forward. We work together to understand and address the needs of tomorrow.” – Becky Barlow Associate Dean and Assistant Director for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources Extension Programs, Auburn University

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Rishi Prasad, an Alabama Extension nutrient management specialist, is Down to Earth! Through the Down to Earth campaign, Prasad highlights the works that farmers and landowners do to ensure they are using their land in a smart way.

Whether it be poultry litter or traditional fertilizers, Prasad’s research looks at the characteristics of applied nutrients to see how people can better manage their applications. This research helps farmers eliminate waste and overuse, improving both the farmer’s bottom line and the environment around them.

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Rishi PrasadAlabama Extension is educating consumers about the sustainable conservation-minded practices of Alabama’s farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners.

The Science Behind Down to Earth

  • Science is behind all Alabama Extension research that improves sustainability in agriculture and natural resources.
  • This science-based research makes Extension a trusted source.
  • Extension works with farmers and landowners to become influencers in adopting sustainable practices.
  • Join Extension as we explore topics such as conserving natural resources, smart land use, sustaining for the future, and more.

Spread the word and get Down to Earth at www.aces.edu/go/DowntoEarth.

Smart Land Use

“Alabama farmers implement the best nutrient management practices. They utilize research-based recommendations provided by Auburn University.” – Rishi Prasad, Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor Auburn University

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Wesley Anderson, an Alabama Extension forestry and wildlife sciences specialist, is Down to Earth! Through the Down to Earth campaign, Anderson uses his background to help tell the story of how farmers and landowners contribute to the sustainable practices that protect and enhance Alabama wildlife populations.

The research and science that Extension professionals work with everyday provides a road map for conserving and protecting wildlife. Through the campaign, Anderson works to show the public how everyone, not just scientists, has the ability to manage wildlife habitat and make a positive impact on the environment.

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Wesley AndersonAlabama Extension is educating consumers about the sustainable conservation-minded practices of Alabama’s farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners.

The Science Behind Down to Earth

  • Science is behind all Alabama Extension research that improves sustainability in agriculture and natural resources.
  • This science-based research makes Extension a trusted source.
  • Extension works with farmers and landowners to become influencers in adopting sustainable practices.
  • Join Extension as we explore topics such as conserving natural resources, smart land use, sustaining for the future, and more.

Spread the word and get Down to Earth at www.aces.edu/go/DowntoEarth.

Conserving Natural Resources

“Everybody in Alabama is a steward of the environment and its creatures— whether they want to be or not.” – Wesley Anderson, Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor Auburn University

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