Thursday, March 31, 2011

Event: 4-H Dairy Poster Contest Start: 3/31/11 8:00am
Fee: End: 3/31/11 4:00pm
Calendar(s): ACES 4-H & Youth Development
Address: 102 Liberty St County: Conecuh
Contact Name: Emily Brogden Phone: 251-578-2762
Event Website: Email: brogdeh@aces.edu
Description:

Event: 4-H Terrarium Start: 3/31/11 8:00am
Fee: End: 3/31/11 4:00pm
Calendar(s): ACES 4-H & Youth Development
Address: 102 Liberty St. County: Conecuh
Contact Name: Emily Brogden Phone: 251-578-2762
Event Website: Email: brogdeh@aces.edu
Description:

Event: Plasticulture & Drip Irrigation Workshop Start: 3/31/11 9:00am
Fee: Free End: 3/31/11 3:00pm
Calendar(s): ACES Commercial Horticulture
Address: Lawrence County Agriculture Center, Moulton, AL County: Lawrence
Contact Name: Jerry Chenault Phone: 256-974-2464
Event Website: http://www.aces.edu/counties/Lawrence Email: chenaje@aces.edu
Description: Workshop is FREE! We wil cover fertigation, field planning, seed and variety selection, plastic mulch application, drip irrigation, etc. There is also a hands-on component in the afternoon. Speakers include Mike Reeves, Regional Extension Agent, Dr. Joe Kemble, Horticulture Specialist with ACES at A.U., Harold McLemore of the State Dept. of Agriculture & Industries, and Jerry Chenault. Lunch is not included. Pre-registration required before March 26th.

Event: The Power to Prevent Diabetes Start: 3/31/11 10:00am
Fee: Free End: 3/31/11 12:00pm
Calendar(s): ACES Human Nutrition Diet & Health
Address: Central Ala Farmers Co-op - 2519 U S Hwy 80 W - Selma, AL County: Dallas
Contact Name: Callie Nelson Phone: 334-875-3200
Event Website: Email:
Description:

Event: NEAFCS - Alabama Affiliate State Meeting Start: 3/31/11 11:00am
Fee: End: 4/3/11 11:00am
Calendar(s): ACES General Administration
Address: Huntsville, AL County: Madison
Contact Name: Betty Ann Broman Phone: 256-232-5510
Event Website: Email: bromaba@aces.edu
Description: Annual Meeting of the Alabama Affiliate of National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences.

Event: Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Series Start: 3/31/11 6:00pm
Fee: $5 End: 3/31/11 8:00pm
Calendar(s): ACES Urban Affairs
Address: Suite G21, 424 Blount Ave. (County Agent's Auditorium) County: Marshall
Contact Name: Eddie J. Wheeler, Urban Regional Extension Agent Phone: 256-582-2009
Event Website: Email: wheeled@aces.edu
Description: The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is announcing the Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Series for the area. The series is designed for fruit & vegetable producers with an interest in increasing their marketing knowledge and skills. The topics to be covered include Farmer's Markets, Roadside Stands and Markets, Pick-Your-Own Marketing (PYO), Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Value Added Marketing, Organic Production, Season Extension Techniques, Record Keeping, USDA Programs for Fruit and Vegetable Products, Food Preservation and Food Safety. Personnel from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and other resource persons will provide relevant research -"based information designed to educate producers about best management practices to market their fruits and vegetables. Upon completion of this program, producers will be able to adopt these efficient and effective management practices. The entire series will require a commitment to attend all 4 sessions. Each applicant must be willing to make this commitment in order to receive the course materials and certificate of program completion. Registration for the 2011 Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Series is now being accepted at the Marshall County Extension Office; the fee for the series is $5. Enrollment is limited; therefore get your registration in early. The deadline to register is Thursday March 24, 2011. The program will be held in the County Agents auditorium located on the ground floor of the Marshall County Courthouse in Guntersville, AL. The schedule is: Thursday March 31, 2011 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday April 7, 2011 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday April 14, 2011 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday April 21, 2011 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Event: Horticulture Education Series - Vegetables Start: 3/31/11 6:00pm
Fee: $20.00 End: 3/31/11 9:00pm
Calendar(s): ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
Address: 1070 Schillinger Road North, Mobile County: Mobile
Contact Name: James Miles Phone: 251-574-8445
Event Website: Email:
Description: Horticulture Education Series - Vegetable Call to RSVP at 251-574-8445

Event: Horticulture Series: Edible Landscape: Vegetables Start: 3/31/11 6:00pm
Fee: $100/6 Series End: 3/31/11 9:00pm
Calendar(s): ACES Commercial Horticulture
Address: Jon Archer Agricultural Center, 1070 Schillinger Rd. N, Mobile County: Baldwin
Contact Name: James Miles Phone: 251-574-8445
Event Website: Email:
Description: Each meeting will start at 6:00 P.M. All classes will be held at the Jon Archer Agricultural Center, 1070 Schillinger Road North. The cost of the Series is $100.00 per person, or $20.00 per session per person, which includes a notebook of publications and refreshments during the meetings. You must register with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, 1070 Schillinger Road North by January 12, 2011. You may call 574-8445 and ask the receptionist for a registration form. Your fee must accompany your registration form. Maximum participation will be 100 people. Participation is on a first-come first-serve basis. Tell your friends!

Event: Spring Gardening Workshop Series Start: 3/31/11 6:00pm
Fee: free End: 3/31/11 8:00pm
Calendar(s): ACES Agronomic Crops
Address: Jackson City Hall County: Clarke
Contact Name: Kevan Tucker Phone: 251-275-3121
Event Website: Email: tuckjk@aces.edu
Description: Topics will include growing tips on popular vegetables, variety selection, soils, soil fertility, fertilizers, and water management, harvesting vegetables for quality and preservation techniques. The programs will be presented so that a beginner Gardener or a long time Gardener will benefit.

Event: Russell County 4-H Public Speaking Competition Start: 3/31/11 7:00pm
Fee: End: 3/31/11 9:00pm
Calendar(s): ACES 4-H & Youth Development
Address: Key Hall, Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Hgy 431 S, Phenix City County: Russell
Contact Name: Ted Gilbert Phone: 334-298-6845
Event Website: Email: gilbetb@aces.edu
Description: Russell County 4-H'ers will compete in this annual event. For competition rules and/or to register, please call the Russell County Extension office.

 
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