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<< Thursday, March 1, 2012 >>
Event: Ohatchee Elementary 4-H Club Meeting - 5th grade Start: 3/1/12 7:30am
Fee: End: 3/1/12 2:35pm
Calendar(s): 4-H & Youth Development
Address: Calhoun County County: Calhoun
Contact Name: Stephen Faughn Phone: 256-237-1621
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Event: 4-H Health Rocks Lineville Elementary 6th Grade Start: 3/1/12 8:00am
Fee: End: 3/1/12 2:00pm
Calendar(s): 4-H & Youth Development
Address: Lineville County: Clay
Contact Name: Kim Good Phone: 256-252-9029
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Event: 4-H Health Rocks Start: 3/1/12 8:30am
Fee: End: 3/1/12 12:30pm
Calendar(s): 4-H & Youth Development
Address: South Dale Elementary School County: Dale
Contact Name: Doug Summerford Phone: 334-750-1573
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Event: North Alabama Vegetable Production Meeting Start: 3/1/12 8:30am
Fee: End: 3/1/12 12:30pm
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Commercial Horticulture
Address: North Alabama Agriplex, 1714 Talley Ho St. SW, Cullman, AL 35055 County: Cullman
Contact Name: Mike Reeves Phone: 256-612-7588
Event Website: http://www.aces.e...egMeeting2012.pdf Email:
Description: This is a vegetable production meeting offered to north Alabama producers. This same meeting is offered on February 29th in Limestone County.

Event: Master Gardener Volunteer Training Start: 3/1/12 9:00am
Fee: End: 3/1/12 3:00pm
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
Address: 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, 35223 County: Jefferson
Contact Name: Bethany O'Rear Phone: 205-879-6964 x15
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Description: The Jefferson County Extension office (located at the C. Beaty Hanna Horticulture and Environmental Center) will be hosting a Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course on Thursdays, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, beginning January 12th and going through April 12, 2012. The purpose of this nationwide Extension education program is to train volunteers to be community educators by providing science-based information on growing and caring for plants in their landscapes and gardens. The training course will provide numerous hours of instruction in plant science and horticulture subjects. Specialists from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University, and local gardening experts will be the instructors for the course. The topics to be covered include Plant Biology, Soils and Fertility, Herbs and Perennials, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Plant Propagation, Woody Plant Selection, Plant Care and Pruning, Lawn Care and Weed Control, Vegetable Gardening and Composting, Invasive Plant ID and Control, and Landscape Design. After completing the course, Master Gardener interns will be required to give 50 hours of volunteer service to Extension and their communities through beautification projects, horticultural workshops and demonstrations, helping neighborhood schools and churches, and much more. The 2012 class is already full. For information regarding future classes, please contact Bethany O'Rear, REA for Jefferson County, at 205-879-6964 or

Event: ServSafe Food Safety Certification Course Start: 3/1/12 10:00am
Fee: $125.00 End: 3/1/12 4:00pm
Calendar(s): Food Safety & Quality
Address: 1070 Schillinger Road, North Mobile, AL 36608 County: Mobile
Contact Name: Amelia J. McGrew Phone: 251-574-8445
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Description: ServSafe is a food safety training and certificate program administered by the National Restaurant Association. The program is accredited by ANSI and the Conference for Food Protection. A ServSafe certificate is a basic credential required by many restaurants for their management staff.

Event: Urban Nutrition Education Program Start: 3/1/12 10:00am
Fee: N/A End: 3/1/12 12:00pm
Calendar(s): Urban Affairs
Address: Prichard S.A.I.L. Center County: Mobile
Contact Name: Bernadine M. Ransom Phone: 251-574-8445
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Event: Webinar: Using Alternative Enterprises & Recreational Development to Bolster Farm Incomes Start: 3/1/12 11:30am
Fee: Free End: 3/1/12 12:30pm
Calendar(s): Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.
Address: 2226 Hwy 14 West, Autaugaville, AL William Howard Smith Agriculture Center County: Autauga
Contact Name: Yvonne Thomas Phone: 334-361-7273
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Event: 4H Demonstrations workshop Start: 3/1/12 3:00pm
Fee: End: 3/1/12 7:00pm
Calendar(s): 4-H & Youth Development
Address: 3200-A West Meighan Blvd County: Etowah
Contact Name: Miranda Watson Phone: 256-547-7936
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Event: 4-H Health Rocks Start: 3/1/12 4:00pm
Fee: End: 3/1/12 5:00pm
Calendar(s): 4-H & Youth Development
Address: West Blocton Elem. County: Bibb
Contact Name: Joy Maxwell Phone: 205-926-3117
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Description: Youth Drug awareness program

Event: Health Rocks, Various 4-H Programs and 4-H Club Meetings Start: 3/1/12 4:30pm
Fee: Free End: 3/1/12 5:30pm
Calendar(s): 4-H & Youth Development
Address: 869 Jensen Rd, Prattville, AL County: Autauga
Contact Name: Josine Walter Phone: 334-750-2032
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Description: Health Rocks, Various 4-H Programs and monthly 4-H club meeting

Event: Hale County Extension Office Start: 3/1/12 5:00pm
Fee: $ 125.00 End: 3/1/12 9:00pm
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
Address: 701 Hall Street,Hale County Ag Center, Greensbor, Al. 36744 County: Hale
Contact Name: Tyrone Smith Phone: 334-624-8710
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Description: Hale County Master Gardener class will begin on March 1, 2012 and last through May 17, 2012. Anyone who would like to attend should contact their local County Extension Office or the Hale County Extension Office for an application for the class.

Event: Timber Tax and Return Preparation Start: 3/1/12 5:30pm
Fee: $15 per person plus an additional $15 for continui End: 3/1/12 9:30pm
Calendar(s): Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.
Address: County: Lee
Contact Name: Robert Tufts Phone: 334.844.1011
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Description: TIMBER TAX AND RETURN PREPARATION Locations and Dates: Auburn, AL February 16th; Livingston, AL February 21st; Huntsville, AL February 23rd; Tuscaloosa, AL March 1st; Fairhope, AL March 15th PROGRAM OBJECTIVE AND SPEAKER This program is designed to help landowners complete their income tax return for owning and/or selling timber. Basic items of income and expenses will be discussed and categorized for income tax purposes. Handouts will include copies of completed IRS forms. Dr. Robert A. Tufts is an attorney and Associate Professor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. He earned B.S. and M.S degrees in forestry from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. in forestry from Virginia Tech. He also earned a J.D. from Jones School of Law, Faulkner University and a Master of Laws (in Taxation) from the University of Alabama. Dr. Tufts teaches estate planning, property law, environmental law, surveying, forest roads, and low-volume road design courses at Auburn University. His current research focuses on tax and property issues affecting forest land owners.

Event: Home Grown Series "Raised Bed Gardening" Start: 3/1/12 6:00pm
Fee: $5.00 End: 3/1/12 8:00pm
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
Address: North Alabama Agriplex Education Center County: Cullman
Contact Name: Rachel Dawsey Phone: 256-297-1044
Event Website: http://www.aces.e...ingsandEvents.php Email:
Description: Home Grown Gardening Workshop Series will be held at the North Alabama Agriplex Center which adjoins Peinhardt Farm. Fee will be $5.00 per class or $20.00 for the series. Please check the website for registration forms. Thursday, February 2, 6-8pm: #1 Starting Vegetable Transplants from Seed Thursday, March 1, 6-8pm: #2 Raised Bed Gardening/Composting Thursday, April 5, 6-8pm: #3 Growing Squash,Cucumbers,Melons&Giant Pumpkins Saturday, April 14,1-4pm: #4 Organic Gardening & Small Scale Farming Thursday, May 3, 6-8pm: #5 Raising Backyard Poultry