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    ‘Grow More, Give More’: Local gardeners can help feed those in need

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Home gardeners can now use their passion for gardening to make a difference in their communities through the Alabama Cooperative Extension’s Grow More, Give More project.  Cullman County is very blessed to have many organizations helping feed those in need in...

    Wallace State offering Young Farmer Entrepreneur Camps 

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State Community College will host two three-day camps for teens and young adults interested in learning about building their own farming business. The Young Farmer Entrepreneur Camps will be held June 1-3 on the main campus in Hanceville and the other June 15-17 at the Oneonta campus. Wallace State...

    Food safety top priority in Alabama produce industry

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. - With Alabama’s growing season in full swing, produce growers are working to ensure continuing food safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC, USDA and FDA agree that there is no indication the virus can infect consumers through food or food...

    Upcoming virtual field trips to feature honeybees, catfish

    Alabama farmers will keep their Virtual Field Trips buzzing with an upcoming tour of Auburn University’s Bee Lab. The Virtual Field Trips are offered through Facebook Live on the Alabama Farmers Federation Facebook page every Friday at 10 a.m. through May 22. Honeybees will be...

    Federation president says farmers working hard to keep food, fiber flowing

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama farmers and forest industry personnel continue working to ensure a steady supply of food, fiber and timber during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jimmy Parnell, president of the Alabama Farmers Federation, said farmers, like other small businesses, are adapting to weather the economic...

    2020 plant considerations for Alabama producers

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—These are unprecedented times. Large companies are closing doors and sending their employees home to work. Small businesses are shipping inventory out of home garages. Despite the myriad of hardships faced as a result of COVID-19, the world keeps turning. While demand...

    Beef Quality Assurance training March 24 in Cullman

    CULLMAN, Ala. - A Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training will take place Tuesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. at the North Alabama Agriplex, 1714 Tally Ho St. in Cullman. This event is a joint effort of the Cullman County Cattlemen’s Association and the Cullman...

    Agriplex Heritage Skills: Raised bed gardening

    CULLMAN, Ala. –  It was on the frigid side Tuesday night, but that didn’t stop avid gardeners dreaming of spring from turning out for the North Alabama Agriplex’s Heritage Skills class on raised bed gardening. Agriplex Director Rachel Dawsey led the lecture, which allowed participants...

    Annual meeting in review for Cullman County Farmers Federation

    The Cullman County Farmers Federation received the Award of Excellence Dec. 9. during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 98th annual meeting in Montgomery. To earn the distinction, counties must score at least 80 points out of 100 on the award application, which...

    Irrigation tax credit for farmers

    AUBURN, Ala. – Some Alabama farmers could see a break on their taxes thanks to a new tax credit. This credit allows farmer to count certain costs associated with irrigation, including fuel conversions, equipment and reservoirs, on their income taxes. Qualification Only qualified irrigation systems or...

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