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FY 2014

2014 Farmers of the Year Issue of Minority Landowner Magazine. (.pdf) Four Alabama farmers featured:

  • Charles Adams, Notasulga, hoop house
  • James Childs, Sr., Boligee, Small Farmer
  • Thomas Freeman, Muscle Shoals – Alabama 2014 Farmer of the Year
  • Rose Hill, Camden, Small Farmer

Madison County Holds Annual Ag Tour (10-15-14, .pdf)
Madison County SWCD/NRCS Treats Students (10-31-14, .pdf)
Elementary School Students Make A Worm Bin for Their Classroom (10-28-14, pdf, Madison Co)
Tim Mullek Helps Protect the Gulf of Mexico (10-22-14)
Feeling at Home in South Dakota (Florence TimesDaily newspaper article about AL SWCD board member's trip to the state, 10-14, pdf)
Oklahoma Creek Indian Native Visits Alabama (10-14, pdf)
EQIP Funds Conservation Projects, Andalusia Star Article (9-14, pdf)
Mobile County Forestry Field Day (7-14, pdf)
Field Day Outreach/Demonstration on Micro-Irrigation and Plastic Culture in Mobile County (7-14, pdf)
Mobile County Women in Agriculture Day (7-14, pdf)
Cullman County SWCD Hosts 2014 Touring Farms For Kids (7-17-14, pdf)
The Earth is an Apple-Geography in Our Back Yard  (Madison County, 7-17-14)
Cullman County SWCD 2014 Environmental Education Teacher Workshop (7-17-14, pdf)
Limestone County Forms a New Watershed Partnership and Implements French Mill/Piney Creek Watershed Project (7-14-14, .pdf
Madison County SWCD Hosts “Changing Faces of Agriculture” Tour and Teacher Workshop (7-14-14, .pdf
USDA At-Risk After School Food Program in Macon County (7-14)
Land Judging Workshop Held in Lawrence County (6-14) 
Madison County Earth Team Volunteers Participate in Read Across America (3/14, .pdf)
Troy University Archeology Students Assist NRCS (12/13) 
Groundwater Festival in Dale County (11/13, pdf) 
Farm City Event in Montgomery County (11/13, pdf)
Forestry News by Tim Albritton (Summer 2013, pdf)
Changing Faces of Agriculture Tour (10/13, pdf)
Living Green Expo (Madison County) (10/13, pdf) 
Partnership Implements Hurricane Creek Watershed Project in  Madison County (10/13, pdf)
AWEP Irrigation Pond Implemented in Madison County (10/13, pdf) 


FY 2013

"Ag in Action" Mobile Lab Presented to Public (9/13)
NRCS Participates in Federation of Southern Cooperatives 46th Annual Meeting (8-13)

Outreach Efforts Benefit Rural Schools (8/13, pdf)  
2013 Cullman County 11th Annual Water Festival  (8-13, pdf)
NRCS/FSA Holds Food Drive in Limestone County (8-13)  
Teachers Workshop Held in Covington County  (8-13)  
Cullman County Earth Day at West Point Elementary School (7-13, pdf)
Grass Fed Beef Workshop Held in Selma, AL  (6-13, pdf)
Limestone County Holds Outreach Workshop (6-13, pdf)  
Madison County Environmental Education Teacher Workshop (6-13, pdf) 
Cullman County Environmental Education Teacher Workshop  (6-13, pdf)
Thornton and Outreach Services Through Growing Partnerships and Networks
Dry Creek: Installing Best Management Practices Reduces Ammonia Levels (EPA Website - you will leave this site)
16th Annual Drinking Water Festival Held in Madison County (5-13)
Annual Youth Day Held in Covington County (5-13) 
Sumter County Holds 14th Annual Ag Safety Day (5-13)
A Happy Heart at the Pond (EQIP success story-Morgan Co.) (5-13)
Forest Stant Improvement Training in North Team Area (5-13) 
Cullman County 2013 Poster and Essay Contest Winners (5-13)
Macon County Holds Outreach Meeting (5-13)
Cullman County Earth Day at West Point Elementary School
(4/19/13) PDF
Limestone County Earth Day (4-13)
Madison County Celebrates Earth Day (5-13)  (PDF)
Lee County Earth Day (4-13)  (PDF)
Earth Month at the Shoals (Lauderdale and Colbert Counties) (4-13)   
NRCS EWP Funds Help Restore Forest Lake (Tuscaloosa, AL) Following Tornado (5-13)
Partnerships Fueling an Outreach Movement (Coosa Valley RC&D) (4-13) 
Soil Health Through Conservation Tillage (Geneva Co) (4-13) 
Colbert County Holds Two Conservation Education Events (4-13)  
Nelson Receives Distinguished Engineer Award (4-13) 
Community Effort Rebuilds Sand Dunes at Ft. Morgan (4-13)

Water Festivals In Alabama 

University Holds 121st Annual Farmers Conference (3-13)
Annual Tri-State Farmers Forum (3-13)

Alabama NRCS State Conservationist Dr. William Puckett attends Water Conservation Workshop at Landmark Park in Dothan, AL (2-28-13, WTVY-Channel 4, Dothan - you will leave this site)
Read Across America in Celebration of Dr. Seuss Birthday, Madison County (3-1-13)
Building Quality Irrigation Reservoirs Through AWEP (2-13)
Baby Boomers” Return Home to Manage Family Farm (1-13)
North Region Forestry Field Day in Blount County (12-12)

USDA Hispanic and Women Farmer Claims Process Information Meeting in Montgomery (11-12)
North-South Institute Fall Regional Echo Workshop Series Held in Dale County (10-12)
NRCS Participates in Federation 45th Anniversary Meeting (10-12)
Lee County Earth Team Volunteers Promote Conservation (10-12)
Ninth Annual Lee County Water Festival (10-12)
Dale County Soil and Water Conservation District’s New Soil Tunnel (10-12)

Cullman County Holds Teacher Workshop (10-12)
Mid-South RC&D Holds Annual Meeting (10/12)
Cullman County Farmer Increases Production and Quality (10/12)

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