By: Matthew Webb, County Extension Coordinator
Jackson County Extension is excited to announce a series of winter meetings planned for February and March of various topics.
The Row Crop Meeting will be held Tuesday, February 7th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is a free program for row crop producers that includes a sponsored meal. Topics covered are wise fertilizer management for increasing yields and profits and corn and soybean tips for the 2023 growing season. As part of the Row Crop Meeting, there will be a farmer panel featuring Chad Henderson and Jared Wootten. Chad Henderson was the second-place winner in the 2022 National Corn Contest and a current Corn Warrior on RFD-TV. Jared Wootten is the 2020 Soybean Contest Winner. They will be sharing thoughts on corn and soybean production and the use of fungicides. For meal planning purposes, row crop producers need to RSVP to Extension Office by Friday, February 3rd. The meeting will be held at the Jackson County Rescue Squad (Old Armory) at 404 Cedar Hill Drive in Scottsboro.
The Private Pesticide Applicator Training will be held on Wednesday, February 15th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This meeting is open to anyone who is interested in obtaining a private pesticide applicator license for purchasing restricted use pesticides. The training will be held at the Jackson County Extension Office located at 27115 John T Reid Pkwy in Scottsboro. The cost is $20.00 per participant for training due the day of the training. Required paperwork and an additional $25.00 per participant for the license will need to be mailed to AL Dept of Ag & Industries. Make payment payable to ACES. Cash will not be accepted.
The Invasive Plant Management Workshop will be held Friday, February 17th from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This meeting will discuss strategies for the control and prevention of invasive plant species. Points for commercial pesticide applicator, forester and loggers will be available. Online pre-registration is required at https://www.aces.edu/go/3110. Cost for the workshop is $25.00 per participant. Limited to 50 participants. The workshop will be held at Goose Pond Colony located at 417 Ed Hembree Drive in Scottsboro.
The Beef Quality Assurance Training will be held Monday, February 27th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This training will present proper management techniques and welfare considerations for beef cattle. Additional topic will be the seven quality checks for making profitable culling decisions. This is a free program with a light meal. Please call to register for this meeting to the Jackson County Extension Office by Thursday, February 23rd. The meeting will be held at the Farmers Federation Building located at 23625 John T. Reid Pkwy in Scottsboro.
The Vegetable Production Meeting will be held March 10th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of vegetable production topics will be presented including crop rotation, soil fertility, insects, disease and irrigation. Free program with light meal. Please call to register for this meeting to the Jackson County Extension Office by Tuesday, March 7th. The meeting will be held at Section Town Hall located at 72 Dutton Road in Section.
The Sheep and Goat Production Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 16th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Current market outlook and production tips for sheep and goat producers will be presented. Free program with light meal. Please call to register for this meeting to the Jackson County Extension Office by Monday, March 13th. The meeting will be held at the Farmers Federation Building located at 23625 John T Reid Pkwy in Scottsboro.
If you have questions or need to register for programs, contact the Jackson County Extension Office at 256.574.2143. For programs requiring payment, please make checks payable to ACES. Cash will not be accepted. If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know. These programs like all AL Extension programs are open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or veteran status.