Environment, Forestry and Agriculture

Nature in Decatur, Neighbor to Arts

Getting rid of bugs has been a Cook family passion for three generations. Now the family has endowed a museum to put those little...

The Pollinator

“See those bumblebees on the sunflowers?” Dr. George Koulianos asks underneath a blue sky near the southernmost tip of Alabama. “This is what I...

Black Belt Green

Teaming with former first lady Marsha Folsom, this Seattle couple, who made bamboo a mainstay in home flooring in the U.S., are forging another bamboo coup — in Alabama’s Black Belt.

Creating the Perfect Tractor for Cuba

Horace Clemmons and Saul Berenthal are at a tradeshow in Cuba this month to promote an Alabama-based tractor company they plan to build near...

An Economic History of Family Farming

Despite encroaching residential and commercial development, Baldwin County’s Belforest community remains predominantly a patchwork of family farms, most rooted in the late...

Obama EPA Gets Heavy

When it comes to the environmental regulation landscape in the United States, one thing can be said with absolute moral certainty — uncertainty...

Higher Yields with Social Media

Not so long ago, the big idea was for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System to build a website and populate it with content...

100-Year-Old Farm Yields a New Crop

In 2007, Ernst Cebert, Ph.D., a research scientist at Alabama A&M University, visited Bridgeforth Farms in Tanner. He wanted to...

The Farmer’s Chief Executive

Jimmy Parnell grew up knowing what it meant to work literally until the cows came home. As a child at his family’s Chilton County...

Chicken a la Cubana

Americans love chicken — no surprise here — especially white meat, consuming an average of more than 80 pounds per person per year....

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