Outreach and Extension

While extension specialists are trained in specific areas, such as animal breeding, behavior, nutrition, reproduction or meats, all focus on global issues of management, environment, production and economics for all livestock species. Extension programs initiated from faculty members within the Department of Animal Sciences work to span across disciplines, other departments and universities. Agronomy, forages, economics, and environment play key roles in implementing all extension programs. Animal Sciences Extension is a part of a larger group, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), one of the nation’s largest, most scientific, and best-researched providers of information and education.

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Horse Publications

Find a variety of informational fact sheets, extension circulars, AAES publications, links and other resources on equine breeding, care, research, health and more.

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Learn how to get involved with a variety of 4-H animal science programs, including beef, dairy, sheep, horses and more.

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Beef Quality Assurance

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to United States beef producers and consumers.


Beef Basics

“Beef Basics”, a free online course from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, is an opportunity to further educate producers and supporters of the Alabama beef cattle industry.


Alabama Grazing Academy

Make plans to attend Alabama Extension’s Alabama Grazing Academy, a 1-day grazing school for producers looking to improve their grazing management program.


Alabama Forage Conference

State-wide Forage Conference

Boyd Brady
Administrator III, Outreach Programs
109 Upchurch Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
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Jason R. P’Pool
Extension Specialist
210 Upchurch Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
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Michelle F. Elmore
Extension Specialist
40 County Road 756
Clanton, AL 35045
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Leanne Dillard
Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist (Forage Agronomics)
229 Upchurch Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
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Kim Mullenix
Associate Professor & Extension Specialist
303A Upchurch Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
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Soren P. Rodning
Extension Specialist & Associate Professor
232 Upchurch
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
334-329-1665 cell