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FY 2014

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)

FY 2012

Agroforestry Review in Perry County (9-12)
Madison County Holds Drinking Water Festival (9-12)
Celebrating the First Generation of Alabama Soil Survey (9-12)
Increasing Gopher Tortoise Habitat Through Working Lands For Wildlife Initiative (9-12)
Al Hooks Produce Expands Beyond Local Market (8-12)
Soil Scientists Probe For The Past At Archeology Site (8-12)

Alabama NRCS Scholars Succeed (6-12)
Hobson City - Expanding Conservation Technologies to Urban Communities (6-12)
Sandra Simone of Huckleberry Hills Farm 2012 Small Farmer of The Year (6-12)
Earth Team Volunteers Honored in Madison County (6-12)
Gopher Tortoise Shows Off in Mobile County (6-12)
Black History Month Celebrated in State Office (5-12)
Wiregrass RC&D Hosts a Farmer Workshop (3-12)
Madison County Holds "Read-Across-America" Event in Memory of Karen Hayes (3-12) (.pdf)
Assisted Living Soil Babies Project Successful in Madison County (2/12) (.pdf)
Garden Project Unites Hobson City Community (12-11)
Improvements Visible in Dry Creek Watershed
Changing Face of Agriculture Tour Held in Madison County (11-11)

Three Counties Participate in Energy Expo (11-11)
Lawrence County SWCD/NRCS Conducts Agriculture Tour (11-11)
Madison County SWCD Helps With Children's Garden at Public Library (10/11)
Covington County Envirothon Teams Prepare for Competition (10/11)
DeKalb County Gardener Strives for Organic Certification (10/11)
Conservation Tour Helps Educate State Commissioners About Conservation in Covington County (9-11)

Dale County Students Benefit From Education Grant (9/11)
Smiths Station Elementary Celebrates Earth Day in Lee County (9/11)

FY 2011

Dale County SWCS/NRCS Host Field Day at Camp Oz (8-11)
Pam Mason Receives Top Conservation Achievement Award (8/11)
NRCS Retiree Mike Roden Sparks Food Drive  (8/11)
NRCS Staff Help Producers in North Alabama With Fencing Supplies (7-11)
2011 Blount County Groundwater Festival - Water: Make Every Drop Count (7/11)
And I Thought RCA Was A Stereo...Discovering RCA-From My Eyes (Blount County 7-11)

Tribal Elder attends AACD Legislative Reception (6-11)
Water Festival Held in Lee County (6/11)
Kids Day on the Farm Event Held in Blount County (6/11)
Annual Spring Poster Contest in Covington County (5/11)
Earth Day and Outdoor Classroom Celebrated in Madison County (5-11)

Earth Team Volunteers Dig the Farm (5-11)
Classroom in a Forest in Perry County (4-11)
Lookout Mountain Farmer Committed to Conservation (3/11)
Forestry Training Retreat at Enon & Sehoy Plantations (3/11)
Recycling and NRCS Becomes A Way of Life For Morgan County Producer (3/11)

Hoop House Installed in Madison County (3/11)
Organic Conservation Activity Plan Brings Life To An Organic Idea in Morgan County (3/11)
Conservation Partnerships: Making a Difference (Thomaston Hoop-House Outreach Workshop) (2/11)
Puckett Tours Dewberry Farm in Clay County (2-11)
Dallas County Farmers Experience Hoop House Success (2-11)
NRCS Conservation Innovation Grant Helps Rural Producer Install Solar Power (12-10)
McRae Farms Hosts Regional Forestry Field Day Held In Eutaw, AL (12-10)
Agronomist Exploring Clover Overseeding Options in Coastal Plains Soils (Eddie Jolley and Don Ball, (11-10, American Dairyman) (will open in new window)
Clover Advantages in the Coastal Plains (Eddie Jolley and Don Ball, Beef Magazine, 12/10)  (will open in new window)

FY 2010

Plasticulture/Drip Irrigation Demonstration Held in Macon County (7/10)
Alabama NRCS Hosts Land Judging Workshop for Agriscience Teachers (7/10)
Alabama Chapter of SWCS Holds Annual Meeting in Huntsville (7/10)
Poarch Band of Creek Indians Receive Forestry Honors (6/10)

Seventh Annual Lee County Water Festival (6/10)
NRCS Chief Dave White Visits Alabama (6/10)
Alabama NRCS Receives Resolutions From Alabama Legislature (6/10)
Black History Month Celebrated Across the State (5/10)
Shoals Earth Month (Colbert and Lauderdale Cos.)  (5/10)(.pdf, 449 KB)
NRCS Celebrates Earth Day With Selma School in Dallas County (5/10)
Coffee County Forestry and Wildlife Field Day (5/10)

A Warm Christmas to All (Mobile Co. donates blankets) (5/10)
Little Shades Creek Enhancement Cawaco RC&D Project (4/10)
"New Life for Women" Receives Funding from Coosa Valley RC&D (4/10)
Montgomery County SWCD hosts Educational Farm Tour (4/10)
TREASURE Forest Field Day Held in Cullman County (4/10)
Merle Wallace Purvis Center Receives Wiregrass RC&D Grant (4/10)
Outreach Meeting Held Across the State (4/10)
Alabama Mountains, Rivers and Valleys RC&D Provides Assistance to the Echota Cherokee (4/10)
Dale County Silvopasture Field Day (9-09)  (4/10)
Cullman County Fair (9-09)  (4/10)
Coosa Valley RC&D Funds Lake Martin Assessment Project  (3/10)
Black History Month and National Women's History Month in Lawrence County and Auburn State Office (3/10)
Rivercane - Sacred Roots: Saving a Piece of History (PBCI NRCS Tribal Office, Atmore, AL)  (3/10)
Wallace State Unveils Nutrient Recycling Project (Cullman Co. SWCD/NRCS, AMRV RC&D)  (3/10)
Mobile County Natural Resources Council Helps Prichard with Arbor Day Celebration  (3/10)
Geneva County Holds Field Demonstration (3/10)
Cawaco RC&D Grant Helps Walker County Students Monitor Water (10-09)  (3/10)
Kids Making Better Choices DVD Garners National Spotlight at RC&D Meeting (NW AL RC&D)  (3/10)
Wiregrass Farmer's Coop Tour (Geneva County)  (3/10)
Coosa Valley RC&D Sponsors Outreach Computer Lab Expansion  (3/10)

Coosa Valley RC&D Sponsors “Ponds for Kids Project”  (2/10)
Coosa Valley RC&D Council Sponsors Poster Contest (2/10)
NRCS State Conservationist Visits Blount County (2/10)
Soil Tunnel Peaks Student Curiosity in Blount County (2/10)
Ice-Cream or Is It? - Making Edible Aquifers in Blount County (2/10)

Ohatchee Elementary School Receives RC&D Funds for Playground (Anniston Star, January 16, 2010, pdf)


Soil Erosion Stopped In Its Tracks in Lee County (11/09)
Doing Your Part - Enviroscape Lee/Russell Counties (11/09)
Grazing Clinic Held in Blount County (10/09)
Mobile County NRCS Employees Assist Alabama A&M With Workshop (10/09)
Morgan County Hosts National EEO/CR Review Team (10/09)
Coosa Valley RC&D Grant "Reachs-Out" To Assist Talladega Residents (10/09)
Morgan County Completes State’s First Organic Farming Application (10/09)
Terrapin Creek Watershed Increases Quality of Living in Cherokee County (10/09) (Cherokee County Herald - you will leave this site)

Cullman County SWCD Holds A Teacher Workshop (9/09)
Washington County Landowner Works to Save Natural Resources (9/09)
RC&D Council Helps Sponsor Art Mural Project in Colbert County (9/09)
Partnership Field Day A Big Success in Mobile/Washington County (9/09)
Community Outreach...A Success At Local Market (Mobile/Washington Counties) (9/09)
Mobile County Cattleman "Surviving" Using Prescribed Grazing (9/09)
Mobile County SWCD Beach Restoration Field Trips (9/09)
Mobile County’s First Water Festival (9/09)
Alabama Representative Attends Youth Field Day and Tours Co-op in Geneva County (9/09)
Clovers Benefit Coastal Plain Grazing Systems (9/09)
Rehabilitation of Choccolocco Creek Watershed Site 11 (8/09)
One Man's Vision Helps Community with Plasticulture Demonstration in Talladega (8/09)
2009 State Land Career Development Event in Coosa County (7/09)
Randolph County Forestry and Young Farmers Field Days
Ozark in Dale County Uses EWP Funding to Repair Road (7/09)
2009 Lauderdale County Beef Field Day (7/09)
What’s In the WFC Garden In Geneva County (7/09)
Washington County Annual Tree Giveaway (7/09)
Youth Entrepreneurial and Agribusiness Development Day in Wilcox County (7/09)
Water Awareness Training in Montgomery County (7/09)
Never Too Old To Farm in Geneva County (7/09)
Water is Life - Groundwater Festival Held in Blount County (7/09)
Geneva County Holds Area WRP Workshop
Micro-Irrigation Workshop Held in Geneva County
Earth Day Events Across Alabama
Cogongrass: The Unwanted in Conecuh County
Talladega County Landowner Shares Gardens of Huckleberry Hill (Coosa Valley RC&D)
MLRA Staff Develop Soil Monolith For George Washington Carver Museum
Coosa Valley RC&D and Talladega SWCD/NRCS Assists with Local Community Garden
Urban Students Learn About Agriculture in Madison County
Coffee County SWCD Presents "Classroom in the Forest"
Blount County SWCS/NRCS Helps Host Groundwater Festival
Clover Demonstration Tour Held in Coffee County
Jack N. Reynolds Memorial Forestry Field Days in Dale County

Cullman, Madison, and Marshall Counties Team Up To Celebrate Earth Day
Coffee County SWCD Celebrates Earth Day with Holly Hill Students
Coffee County SWCS/NRCS Hosts 4th Annual Coffee County Ground Water Festival
FAWN in Lauderdale County
Madison County SWCD Sponsor Awards at Science Fair
Wilcox and Marengo Counties Staff Present WRP Program to Local Landowners
Covington County SWCS/NRCS Staff Visits Ag Classrooms
Lola’s Dream - The Lola Boyd Wildlife Education Area (AMRV RC&D Council)
Choctaw County Initiates Classroom in the Forest
Alabama NRCS Recognizes Partnership with Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Blount County Land Judging  
Sumter County SWCD/NRCS Educates Students About Cogongrass 
Johnson Named Southeastern Wildlife Biologist of the Year 
Clear Water Alabama Field Day in Bessemer
Alabama NRCS Small Farmer of the Year Award 2008 - Roy and Barbara Shipman, Alabama Cooperative Farming News, April 2009, (text only)
Soil Tunnel Unveiled at Blount County Fair  
Grazing Management System Working in Chambers County  
EQIP Program Helps Farmer Maximize Her Farm in Madison County  
Diamond "S" Farm Demonstration Tour (Morgan County)
Regional Forestry Field Day Held in Clay County 
Students Experience Classroom in the Forest in Coffee County  
Fort Payne’s Kitty Curington Includes Conservation Projects in Her Busy Schedule (DeKalb-Sand Mountain/Lake Guntersville Watershed Conservation District)   

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