Pike County Extension and 4-H

Pike County Extension and 4-H For more information, visit www.aces.edu/Pike or call 334-566-0985 About Pike County
Pike County was organized in 1821 and named for General Zebulon Pike of New Jersey.

The county first encompassed 1,100 square miles and was so large that it was referred to as the "State of Pike." After other counties were carved out, Pike County was left with 671 square miles. Green Beachamp was one of the first settlers in the area. Monticello was the first county seat. Troy became the county seat in August 1838. At that time, it was called "Deer Stand Hill." Pike County's popu

The county first encompassed 1,100 square miles and was so large that it was referred to as the "State of Pike." After other counties were carved out, Pike County was left with 671 square miles. Green Beachamp was one of the first settlers in the area. Monticello was the first county seat. Troy became the county seat in August 1838. At that time, it was called "Deer Stand Hill." Pike County's popu

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2021 Alabama Grazing Academy scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Newman Farms near Banks, Alabama (Pike County)...
08/20/2021

2021 Alabama Grazing Academy scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Newman Farms near Banks, Alabama (Pike County).

This is an intensive training for persons with a serious interest in producing and managing forages. The training will be limited to approximately thirty (30) persons on a first come – first served basis. There is a registration fee of $25.00 per person to participate in the school.

Interested persons should contact Rickey Hudson (334-726-6814) with any questions and to pre-register for the academy.

Please contact the Pike County Extension Office at 334-566-0985 with any needs or questions.

2021 Alabama Grazing Academy scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Newman Farms near Banks, Alabama (Pike County).

This is an intensive training for persons with a serious interest in producing and managing forages. The training will be limited to approximately thirty (30) persons on a first come – first served basis. There is a registration fee of $25.00 per person to participate in the school.

Interested persons should contact Rickey Hudson (334-726-6814) with any questions and to pre-register for the academy.

Please contact the Pike County Extension Office at 334-566-0985 with any needs or questions.

Timber Tax and IRS Reporting 9/17 at 8:00 AM | OnlineTopics covered will include the acquisition of timberland and the a...
08/17/2021
Timber Tax and IRS Reporting 9/17 at 8:00 AM | Online

Timber Tax and IRS Reporting 9/17 at 8:00 AM | Online

Topics covered will include the acquisition of timberland and the allocation of basis between the timber and the land (Form T, Part I), the use of separately identifiable properties, the calculation of depletion allowance (Form T, Part II), the reporting of timber sale income (Form T, Part III and Form 4797), the deduction of reforestation expenses (Form T, Part IV and Form 4562), and the treatment of other expenses (Schedule F).

Register NOW at https://secure.touchnet.net/C20021_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=4145&SINGLESTORE=true

Approved for 7 hours of Cat. 1 CFE. Income tax implications of forest operations and how to report them to the IRS

Choice of Business Entity 9/23 at 6:30 PM | OnlineThe business entities available in the State of Alabama will be discus...
08/17/2021

Choice of Business Entity 9/23 at 6:30 PM | Online

The business entities available in the State of Alabama will be discussed and compared based on characteristics, such as, liability of owners, participation in management, share of profits and losses and several others.

Register NOW at https://secure.touchnet.net/C20021_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=4292&SINGLESTORE=true

Choice of Business Entity 9/23 at 6:30 PM | Online

The business entities available in the State of Alabama will be discussed and compared based on characteristics, such as, liability of owners, participation in management, share of profits and losses and several others.

Register NOW at https://secure.touchnet.net/C20021_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=4292&SINGLESTORE=true

Using Trusts in Estate Planning 9/14 at 7:00 PM | OnlineDescription of trusts and their uses in estate planning includin...
08/17/2021

Using Trusts in Estate Planning 9/14 at 7:00 PM | Online

Description of trusts and their uses in estate planning including topics such as living or testamentary, revocable or irrevocable, grantor or non-grantor, joint or separate, funding, creditor protection, and more.

Register NOW at https://secure.touchnet.net/C20021_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=4291&SINGLESTORE=true

Using Trusts in Estate Planning 9/14 at 7:00 PM | Online

Description of trusts and their uses in estate planning including topics such as living or testamentary, revocable or irrevocable, grantor or non-grantor, joint or separate, funding, creditor protection, and more.

Register NOW at https://secure.touchnet.net/C20021_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=4291&SINGLESTORE=true

The fall edition of the BEEF SYSTEMS SHORT COURSE for our Southeast ACES SET region.  This educational series is targete...
08/16/2021

The fall edition of the BEEF SYSTEMS SHORT COURSE for our Southeast ACES SET region. This educational series is targeted toward new and beginning beef producers. However, even the most seasoned producer is welcomed to refresh their knowledge base. The program is a four (4) night event covering two (2) topics per night. The meeting dates are September 14th, 16th, 21st and 23rd from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The location of this educational series is the Covington County Extension Office in Andalusia, Alabama. The program registration fee is $40.00 (covers all four (4) of the meetings). No partial registrations are accepted ($40 to attend 1, 2, 3 or all of the meetings). Note – The flyer gives a link for persons to make on-line registrations. .

The fall edition of the BEEF SYSTEMS SHORT COURSE for our Southeast ACES SET region. This educational series is targeted toward new and beginning beef producers. However, even the most seasoned producer is welcomed to refresh their knowledge base. The program is a four (4) night event covering two (2) topics per night. The meeting dates are September 14th, 16th, 21st and 23rd from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The location of this educational series is the Covington County Extension Office in Andalusia, Alabama. The program registration fee is $40.00 (covers all four (4) of the meetings). No partial registrations are accepted ($40 to attend 1, 2, 3 or all of the meetings). Note – The flyer gives a link for persons to make on-line registrations. .

08/13/2021
Please see below the details of two (2) upcoming forage meetings in our region,  ACES –  Southeast SET.  The program con...
08/12/2021

Please see below the details of two (2) upcoming forage meetings in our region, ACES – Southeast SET. The program content and winter grazing information for both of these meetings are the same. The first meeting is Tuesday, August 31st at the Covington County Extension Office in Andalusia. The second meeting is Tuesday, September 7th at the Adams Angus Farm – Sale Barn in Union Springs. There is no program fee to participate. However, interested persons are asked to RSVP for the meeting of their choice.

08/04/2021

Ask your local Extension office for more information about the Golden Egg contest!

08/04/2021
08/04/2021

We kick off the 2021-2022 4-H Club Year TODAY!
Enroll or re-enroll at v2.4honline.com.
Step by step instructions can be found at www.alabama4h.com under "Join 4-H" or contact your local County Extension Office.
- If you don't remember your password please choose "Forgot My Password" - Don't start a new account if you already have one.
- For NEW members, you will choose Alabama 4-H at Auburn University.
Let the adventure begin!

https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/family-resources-4-h/enrolling-in-4honline/?fbclid=IwAR1AxKP6GCyi8tBQOkQ9tElE5U8MqKboy9Xuge7aOLj-jYE3rqoA0zlMqns&cn-reloaded=1

Forage Basics Online Course - Alabama Cooperative Extension System
08/03/2021
Forage Basics Online Course - Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Forage Basics Online Course - Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Forage Basics, a free online course from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, is an opportunity to further educate producers and supporters of the Alabama livestock and forage industry.

The Fall 2021 Master Gardener Intern Class will be August 12-November 18th. It will be either a hybrid of in person and ...
08/02/2021

The Fall 2021 Master Gardener Intern Class will be August 12-November 18th. It will be either a hybrid of in person and virtual, hosted in Coffee County, or all virtual. If interested please call or email me @ aces.edu/go/mastergardention
Registration is closing August 6th!

The Fall 2021 Master Gardener Intern Class will be August 12-November 18th. It will be either a hybrid of in person and virtual, hosted in Coffee County, or all virtual. If interested please call or email me @ aces.edu/go/mastergardention
Registration is closing August 6th!

Get Outside with Alabama Smart Yards continues weekly into August.
08/02/2021

Get Outside with Alabama Smart Yards continues weekly into August.

Get Outside with Alabama Smart Yards continues weekly into August.

We have one more month left of Alabama Garden Chat this year! Send us your gardening questions and have them answered ev...
08/02/2021

We have one more month left of Alabama Garden Chat this year! Send us your gardening questions and have them answered every Wednesday at 2:00! Send your questions to [email protected].
The program is in the same zoom room with Get Outside with Alabama Smart Yards! Please click on this link to register auburn.zoom.us/j/82398811386, and we will see you every Wednesday at 2:00 in August!

We have one more month left of Alabama Garden Chat this year! Send us your gardening questions and have them answered every Wednesday at 2:00! Send your questions to [email protected].
The program is in the same zoom room with Get Outside with Alabama Smart Yards! Please click on this link to register auburn.zoom.us/j/82398811386, and we will see you every Wednesday at 2:00 in August!

Pike County Extension Office and 4-H hosted its final Summer Day Camp this week. 4-Her’s enjoyed learning about Raptors ...
07/30/2021

Pike County Extension Office and 4-H hosted its final Summer Day Camp this week. 4-Her’s enjoyed learning about Raptors from Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center and all about “Skulls and Skins”!

We are still obsessed with conversations about fall armyworms making other insects very jealous!! Click https://www.aces...
07/30/2021

We are still obsessed with conversations about fall armyworms making other insects very jealous!!

Click https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/crop-production/2021-alabama-pest-report/ for an IPM Pest Report with new armyworm information.

When caterpillars are small, Bt insecticides (e.g., Xentari) are very effective against armyworms, and it can be tank-mixed or rotated with other organic insecticides containing natural pyrethrin, spinosad, or neem. Larger the caterpillars, more products you will need. Unfortunately, the weather has turned hot and some oils may cause plant burn - so be cautious! Conventional insecticides work well against armyworms in vegetable crops. Spray in the evening hours when it is cooler, and bees are less active.

We are still obsessed with conversations about fall armyworms making other insects very jealous!!

Click https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/crop-production/2021-alabama-pest-report/ for an IPM Pest Report with new armyworm information.

When caterpillars are small, Bt insecticides (e.g., Xentari) are very effective against armyworms, and it can be tank-mixed or rotated with other organic insecticides containing natural pyrethrin, spinosad, or neem. Larger the caterpillars, more products you will need. Unfortunately, the weather has turned hot and some oils may cause plant burn - so be cautious! Conventional insecticides work well against armyworms in vegetable crops. Spray in the evening hours when it is cooler, and bees are less active.

Join the Alabama Cooperative Extension System for a FREE, live, two-hour online program on basic estate planning.The cor...
07/27/2021
Basic Estate Planning Workshop - Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Join the Alabama Cooperative Extension System for a FREE, live, two-hour online program on basic estate planning.

The coronavirus pandemic has made many aware of just how important planning for their eventual death and possible incapacity is. Not having a will in place is not only more expensive than the cost to prepare one in advance, but it will also leave the administrative burden for a grieving family to deal with.

Tune in on Thursday, August 12 at 7 p.m.

https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/farm-management/basic-estate-planning-workshop/

Alabama Extension is offering a two-hour online worksop on basic estate planning. This workshop is being offered through Zoom, an online video platform

Chainsaw Safety Meeting August 12th at Eastgate Park (Dothan, AL). Call the Houston County Extension Office at 334-794-4...
07/27/2021

Chainsaw Safety Meeting August 12th at Eastgate Park (Dothan, AL). Call the Houston County Extension Office at 334-794-4108 to register.

Chainsaw Safety Meeting August 12th at Eastgate Park (Dothan, AL). Call the Houston County Extension Office at 334-794-4108 to register.

Abby Peters, Pike County Extension Coordinator, enjoyed a great week with GEDI at Auburn University.
07/23/2021

Abby Peters, Pike County Extension Coordinator, enjoyed a great week with GEDI at Auburn University.

The Intensive Economic Development Training course was a busy, and information packed week. Class participants were divided into 3 teams for their class project: Develop a plan to convince the fictitious company "2 Wheels and a Frame" to locate in your town. Presentations were judged by a team from Alabama Department of Commerce. All the groups gave fantastic presentations, but there can only be 1 winner.
Congratulations to "Team Eastburg" for winning this year's competition!🎉🎉🎉 #intensive #economicdevelopmenttraining #fueledbyspire

07/22/2021

Keep Troy Beautiful, Inc. is hosting Troy Recycles Day this year on Saturday, October 16, 2021, in the Troy Lowe’s Parking Lot from 8am to 12pm. As you know, this is a free recycling drop off for anyone in our community for our regular recyclables and a range of extended recyclable items which are not included in the City's regular recycling service throughout the year. A BIG thank you to our partners on this event – City of Troy, Alabama - Government, First Cahawba Bank - Troy, Interstate Batteries & Retech Recycling Technology, KW Plastics Recycling Division, Lowe's Home Improvement, Pike County Extension and 4-H, and Troy Bank & Trust!!!

Courtesy of First Cahawba Bank - Troy and Troy Bank & Trust, the shred-truck onsite again! Remember that shred drop off limited to ten (10) bags or boxes per household/organization - no exceptions.

List of acceptable items for Electronics Recycling at the event:
▪️Any and all electronics
▪️Lead acid, NiCad, nickel metal, lithium ion batteries only
▪️Appliances depending on how much room is available
▪️Any type of wire
▪️Florescent light fixtures (no bulbs)
▪️Office phones & cell phones
▪️Copper, aluminum, and brass
▪️LCD monitors
▪️Flat screen tv’s (no CRT, tube, or thick tv's accepted)

We will also be accepting the regular recyclables accepted by the City of Troy year-round. For a list of the regular recyclables accepted by the City of Troy visit https://www.troyal.gov/recyclingguide.

Rickey Hudson and The Program Priority Team has just released a Beef Systems Program Infographic to share with you and c...
07/20/2021

Rickey Hudson and The Program Priority Team has just released a Beef Systems Program Infographic to share with you and clients that fits the bill of communicating our Extension Animal Science & Forages programming.

Rickey Hudson and The Program Priority Team has just released a Beef Systems Program Infographic to share with you and clients that fits the bill of communicating our Extension Animal Science & Forages programming.

Join us on October 16, 2021 for Troy Recycles Day!!
07/15/2021

Join us on October 16, 2021 for Troy Recycles Day!!

We'd like to thank Pike County Extension for helping us on Troy Recycles Day this year on Saturday, October 16, 2021, in the Troy Lowe’s Parking Lot from 8am to 12pm. Make sure to save the date!

Sandor is a fermentation revivalist and has taught many fermenting classes over the world.  He will discuss the science ...
07/14/2021

Sandor is a fermentation revivalist and has taught many fermenting classes over the world. He will discuss the science behind fermentation and the safe way of doing it at home.
Please contact our office for more information.

Sandor is a fermentation revivalist and has taught many fermenting classes over the world. He will discuss the science behind fermentation and the safe way of doing it at home.
Please contact our office for more information.

SE Alabama 4-H Agents and volunteers host a 4-H Chick Chain Fun Day in Dothan🍀 🐓
07/14/2021

SE Alabama 4-H Agents and volunteers host a 4-H Chick Chain Fun Day in Dothan🍀 🐓

07/08/2021

Join us July 12th, Monday for our annual Wiregrass W**d Tour in Headland, AL @ 8:30 - 12:00PM. Our specialist will also give a short season update on what they are seeing in the area. Join us, lunch will be served! 🥩

#AUAgronomy #AUExtension #AUAgriculture 🐯🚜🥜

07/08/2021

The Pike County Extension Office would like to thank Blue Ribbon Farms for a wonderful and educational tour of their farm.

We would also like to thank Pike County 4-Her’s Maggie James Brown, Mary Clark Brown, and their younger brother Coggins for helping us make this video.

The Master Gardener Class 2021 will begin each Thursday from August 12th through November 18th. This course will be offe...
07/07/2021

The Master Gardener Class 2021 will begin each Thursday from August 12th through November 18th. This course will be offered ZOOM or you can join us each at the Pike County Extension Office. Please contact our office at 334-566-0985 for information to register.

Extension values your opinion and as a resident of Pike County, we need to hear from you! This is a time to voice your c...
07/01/2021

Extension values your opinion and as a resident of Pike County, we need to hear from you! This is a time to voice your concerns, ideas and desires for the County.

Please complete the following brief survey: https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dgHYnPuxSmAYNYq

Extension values your opinion and as a resident of Pike County, we need to hear from you! This is a time to voice your concerns, ideas and desires for the County.

Please complete the following brief survey: https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dgHYnPuxSmAYNYq

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