AUBURN – The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation has named its environmental science education building at the Alabama 4-H Center near Columbiana after longtime Alabama Cooperative Extension System Director W. Gaines Smith.
Smith’s Extension leadership has spanned 45 years, and he has held leadership positions at the county, district, regional and state levels. He has led ACES through times of tight budgets, organizational downsizing and the redesign of the programming process. He currently serves on the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees.
BELLE MINA – Ground was broken May 25 for a new administrative building at the Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center, made possible by a $1 million donation from the Alabama Farmers Federation.
The Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center is one of 15 research facilities operated across the state by the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University’s agricultural and natural resource research arm. Established in Belle Mina in 1927, the center has always focused on helping area farmers increase their profits while reducing agriculture’s environmental impact.
AUBURN – An Auburn University professor wants today’s Alabamians to experience what Native Americans used as a mainstay in daily life and what 18th century naturalists saw as prime wildlife habitat.
Mark Smith, assistant professor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and a specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, is developing ways to restore river cane that once covered floodplains throughout the state.
AUBURN – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Auburn University School of Nursing in cooperation with the Lee-Russell Council of Governments are offering an intensive three-day workshop for caregivers including family member, friend and professional caregivers in Barbour, Bullock, Elmore, Lee, Macon, Montgomery and Russell counties.
Entitled “Alabama Home Caregiver: Caring for Caregivers,” the free workshop will be at Lakeview Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Auburn, March 13, 14 and 28. The church is located on the corner of East University Drive and East Glenn Avenue.