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The Down to Earth: Agriculture Sustains Alabama campaign is designed to educate consumers about the sustainable, conservation-minded practices that Alabama’s farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners implement on their operations. Down to Earth provides a platform to answer questions about sustainability in Alabama.

These graphics highlight Alabama Extension professionals that work through science-based research to educate the residents of Alabama.

 

Alabama Extension Down to Earth Graphics

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"Cotton is extremely important to our economy. There is nothing more sustainable and there is nothing more down to earth than cotton in Alabama." – Steve Brown, Extension Cotton Specialist"Cotton is extremely important to our economy. There is nothing more sustainable and there is nothing more down to earth than cotton in Alabama." – Steve Brown, Extension Cotton SpecialistPlant & Animal EfficiencyJPG
“There are many things producers do every day to promote sustainability, not just of forages, but of the entire ecosystem in which they are in.” – Leanne Dillard, Extension Forage Specialist“There are many things producers do every day to promote sustainability, not just of forages, but of the entire ecosystem in which they are in.” – Leanne Dillard, Extension Forage SpecialistPlant & Animal EfficiencyJPG
The Science Behind Plant & Animal Efficiency (Twitter Cover Photo)The Science Behind Plant & Animal Efficiency (Twitter Cover Photo)Plant & Animal EfficiencyJPG
The Science Behind Plant & Animal Efficiency (Facebook Cover Photo)The Science Behind Plant & Animal Efficiency (Facebook Cover Photo)Plant & Animal EfficiencyJPG
"Our role as Extension professionals is to take science-based information that's generated within the universities and put it in a format where the general public can use it to improve their lives." – Becky Barlow, Extension Interim Assistant Director"Our role as Extension professionals is to take science-based information that's generated within the universities and put it in a format where the general public can use it to improve their lives." – Becky Barlow, Extension Interim Assistant DirectorCarbonJPG
"At the end of the day, cattle are not adding new carbon to the atmosphere, but rather utilizing and repurposing what is there for their own growth and benefit to consumers." – Kim Mullenix, Extension Beef Specialist"At the end of the day, cattle are not adding new carbon to the atmosphere, but rather utilizing and repurposing what is there for their own growth and benefit to consumers." – Kim Mullenix, Extension Beef SpecialistCarbonJPG
"Each segment of the poultry industry has made improvements to reduce carbon emissions. We are producing more meat, using less resources." – Wilmer Pacheco, Extension Poultry Specialist"Each segment of the poultry industry has made improvements to reduce carbon emissions. We are producing more meat, using less resources." – Wilmer Pacheco, Extension Poultry SpecialistCarbonJPG

Alabama’s Forestland 94 percent of Alabama forests are privately owned. 23.1 million acres of forestland, some of the most productive in the world. 1.16 billion metric tons of carbon stored in Alabama forests.

Alabama’s Forestland – 94 percent of Alabama forests are privately owned. 23.1 million acres of forestland, some of the most productive in the world. 1.16 billion metric tons of carbon stored in Alabama forests.CarbonJPG
"It is hard to overstate just how efficient our forests are at removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere." – Adam Maggard, Extension Forestry Specialist"It is hard to overstate just how efficient our forests are at removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere." – Adam Maggard, Extension Forestry SpecialistCarbonJPG
"Agriculture is the only industry where a by-product of daily operations can offset some of its greenhouse gas emissions." – Jessica Kelton, Regional Extension Agent"Agriculture is the only industry where a by-product of daily operations can offset some of its greenhouse gas emissions." – Jessica Kelton, Regional Extension AgentCarbonJPG
"Increasing soil carbon storage is one step that we can take to reduce carbon in the atmosphere and mitigate climate change." Audrey Gamble Extension Soil Scientist"Increasing soil carbon storage is one step that we can take to reduce carbon in the atmosphere and mitigate climate change." – Audrey Gamble, Extension Soil ScientistCarbonJPG
The Science Behind Carbon Twitter Cover PhotoThe Science Behind Carbon (Twitter Cover Photo)CarbonJPG
The Science Behind Carbon Facebook Cover PhotoThe Science Behind Carbon (Facebook Cover Photo)CarbonJPG
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