first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “Extension professionals will be right there to answer questions and show tips and shortcuts,” Page said.Area farmers and producers who plan to attend the Jan, 14 meeting in Headland are asked to call the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center at 334-693-2363 and register for the morning session, the afternoon session or both sessions. During the afternoon hands-on exercises, seating will be limited so that all participants will have access to a computer.Page said those who plan to enter data related to their farms should complete a crop information work sheet available on the www.AlabamaFarmBill.com website.“The work sheet will help farmers gather the necessary data about their farms that will be required to use the online decision tools as well as to apply for programs,” Page said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Dr. Paul Brown, Alabama Extension associate director, said the upcoming meetings will help producers evaluate the options provided by the 2014 Farm Bill.“Alabama producers grow many different crops,” Brown said. “Because the decisions producers make now will be valid until the Farm Bill expires in 2018, it is imperative that we do everything we can to ensure they make the best choices possible.”Lyons said each Farm Bill program has specific criteria that must be met and demands different levels and types of documentation. The programs also have different deadline and implementation dates.For more information, contact the Pike County Extension Office at 334-566-0985. Extension offers Farm Bill training Print Article Published 3:00 am Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Next UpThe Wiregrass Research and Extension Center in Headland will host a training workshop on Wednesday, January 14.The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with an overview of the 2014 Farm Bill and a comprehensive presentation on using online decision tools. In the afternoon, producers will be able to work in the computer lab beginning at 1 p.m.  To use the online tools, producers must set up a user identity with a password.Robert Page, an economist with Alabama Extension, said once producers learn how to use an online decision tool, they will have a chance to familiarize themselves with the program websites and have the opportunity to enter their data using a computer from Extension’s mobile computer lab. Email the author Alabama farmers and producers are facing some challenges in navigating the complexities of the 2014 Farm Bill.The Alabama Extension Service is offering assistance to area farmers and producers through training workshop that will include a computer lab that will instruct farmers and producers on how to work with Extension and Farm Service Agency professionals, said Grant Lyons, Pike County Extension coordinator.“The days of using a simple one-page worksheet and a pencil to determine which programs are a farmer’s best option are gone,” Lyons said. “Farmers now need a computer to determine which programs are the best option. The Alabama Extension’s next round of training will show farmers and producers how to use an online decision tool that will help them make more informed choices about the Farm Bill program options available to them.” You Might Like Organization still calling for public apology More than a week after a mass email was sent out by Troy University Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., American Atheists… read morelast_img read more