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    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...

    Participation encouraged in COVID-19 Agriculture Impact Survey

    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – COVID-19 has impacted the agriculture industry; however, the full extent of the impact is currently unknown. Professionals with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University's College of Agriculture are working to better understand these impacts. A study is underway...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Growing hemp in Alabama: Informational meeting set for Nov. 4

    The latest United States Department of Agriculture Farm Bill allows for the production of hemp throughout the United States.  Historically, hemp was grown as a fiber crop for thousands of years and was once grown on large acreages in the United States.  During this...

    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...

    Unsolicited seed packages from China delivered to Alabama residents

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has received multiple reports of “unsolicited” China origin seeds being delivered to residents across the state through the United States Postal Service (USPS).  The packing is often mislabeled as “jewelry.” So far, residents from...

    Cullman County student’s Farm-City poster wins statewide award

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Young artists and storytellers were honored during the Alabama Farm-City Awards livestream May 12 for showcasing how farmers “Keep Alabama Growing.” Students from Autauga, Houston, Lawrence and Shelby counties took home top honors in the state Farm-City poster, essay and video contests....

    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...

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