Extension providing classes through fall months

Published 10:15 am Friday, December 8, 2023

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By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

The Chilton County Extension Office has been hosting numerous events and workshops throughout the fall to get the community more involved with, and to answer any questions they may have, about horticulture and other areas.

The office hosted its annual Strawberry Production Meeting in Jemison on Nov. 8 that was free to the public and hosted by Regional Extension Agent David Lawrence. The meeting featured strawberry growers and producers from across the state of Alabama and guest speakers from the University of Arkansas.

“The meeting was a very informative and educational one that will benefit producers as they look forward to another successful year of strawberry production,” Brandy Childress, Extension Administrative Support Associate, said.

On Nov. 14, Extension hosted an economic development session with Leadership Chilton. It was constructed by Connie Bainbridge, manager of Community and Economic Development for Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, and Judy Benson, human resources manager for Adient.

“The agenda was packed with speakers and educators who stressed the importance of economic development in rural Alabama, especially Chilton County,” Childress said. “Each tour and lesson were very insightful as the class obtained much knowledge from the day’s events and speakers. Thank you to everyone who attended or contributed to this great session of Leadership Chilton.”

The group traveled to Adient and were given a tour of the facility to see how it works firsthand. The group also visited Sugar Hill U-Pic Farms where they learned the important role that farmers and agriculture have in economic development.