CULLMAN — FCCLA members from Cullman County and City schools participated in the county wide beef cook-off. Students watched as Ben Haynes discussed the process that farmers go through from the birthing of their calves to the meat processing plant. He also talked about the various places from the steer that the cuts of beef come from. Shane Pinyan brought a 13-month-old steer for the students to observe while the discussion was going on. The event is sponsored by the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association with premiums for first through fifth place being donated by the Cullman Cattlewomen. The first place winner will now go on to compete in the state competition that will be held in Montgomery.
Ag, industry on display for Farm-City tour
Traveling from Experiment Station to Topre America, grabbing a bite to eat at Brandin’ Iron Steakhouse and finishing up the journey at Steele Orchard in West Point was a group of 40 participants in this year’s Farm-City tour.
Residential beekeepers upset that mosquito spraying kills their hives
The insecticide that targets mosquitoes in an effort to combat West Nile virus in communities north of Boston also hits an unintended target: honeybees.
‘Honoring the farmers’: Food and fun at Cullman’s Farm Y’all
Thousands turned out for Cullman’s inaugural Farm Y’all festival Saturday to celebrate the county’s agricultural heritage with local grown produce, gourmet cooking demonstrations, giant pumpkins and games.
Farm Y’all salute to farming, farmers this Saturday
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Smith exhibits the grand champion prospect steer
Payden Smith, Cullman, Alabama, exhibited the Grand Champion Prospect Steer, MLCO Sir Charles 42Z, at the 2013 American Junior Chianina Association (AJCA) National Junior Heifer Show (NJHS) June 20, in Grand Island, Neb. The steer, weighing 726 lbs, is an Aug. 16, 2012, Monopoly son out of MLCO MS Business 3P.
Cullman County 4-H Wildlife Judging Team captures state title
Cullman County 4-H Wildlife Teams just returned from a trip to Auburn where they competed with teams from all over the State of Alabama in the Wildlife Competition. Competition covered all areas of Wildlife Judging including: Identification, Aerial Photo Wildlife Management, Wildlife Food and on-site Wildlife Management practices. Participants were coached by Jay Conway, Regional Extension Agent, Beth Self, Extension Administrative Assistant and Raydonna Sims, Extension Agent Assistant. Individual Senior Competitive Awards are as follows:
If we didn't have California, what would we eat?
California, where cool coastal fog is perfect for growing standard broccoli, currently produces more than 90 percent of the broccoli grown in the United States. If California were to disappear, what would the American diet be like?
Alabama Poultry and Egg Association to offer scholarship to WSCC agricultural production students
A new Alabama Poultry & Egg Association Allied Industry scholarship has been established for Wallace State Community College students intending to transfer to Auburn University and major in poultry science.
VIDEO: Marijuana-fed pigs part experiment, part recycling
A farmer in Washington state has cooked up a Cannabis concoction for his pigs. Part flavor experiment, part green recycling, these 'pot'-bellied pigs are being sold at market.
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