CULLMAN — On Nov 17, Suzy DesLauriers, guest artist from Brasstown, N.C., taught a cornshuck wreath-making class at the North Alabama Agriplex Heritage Center. DesLauriers is an art teacher at the Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. Fourteen participants made one of these fun wreaths to take home.
Cullman County’s Farm-City Committee earned Best Overall Farm-City Committee
Cullman County’s Farm-City Committee earned Best Overall Farm-City Committee in the state for the second year in a row during an awards luncheon on April 3, 2014 in Birmingham.
Beef brothers: Ethan and Heath Lake promote Cullman's beef industry
In 2000, ten-year-old Ethan Lake and his older brother, Heath, showed a Limousin heifer calf at the local fair. Heath had shown a calf the previous year.
USDA to measure economic well-being of US farms
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will spend the next several months gathering information about production practices from farmers and ranchers across the nation through the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). The results of this survey will serve as a primary source of information for numerous federal policies and programs that affect U.S. farms and farm families.
Master Gardener classes begin Jan. 29; registration deadline Jan. 27
The Cullman County Office of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in cooperation with the Cullman County Master Gardener Association is offering the Alabama Master Gardener Course beginning Jan. 29, and concluding April 23.
Corn pile biggest since 1994 as crop overwhelms use
Stockpiles of corn in the United States, the world's top grower, are rising at the fastest pace in 19 years as a record crop overwhelms increased demand for the grain used to make livestock feed and ethanol.
Horse slaughter in New Mexico temporarily blocked by court
Commercial horse slaughter operations scheduled to start Wednesday at a New Mexico plant were blocked by a judge until a Friday hearing on whether a longer halt is merited.
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
The upcoming Trigreen Farm Y’All Festival promises to be one of the season’s most interesting, enjoyable and educational events of the year.
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