ACES Calendar

<< Friday, April 21, 2017 >>
Event: Beef Quality Assurance Training Start: 4/21/17 9:00am
Fee: End: 4/21/17 1:00pm
Calendar(s): Animal Science & Forages
Address: See event website for locations County: Crenshaw
Contact Name: Phone:
Event Website: http://www.aces.e...omingPrograms.php Email:
Description: Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides education and training for cattle producers about good animal husbandry and management.

Event: E.V. Smith Beef Unit BQA Training Start: 4/21/17 9:00am
Fee: None End: 4/21/17 1:00pm
Calendar(s): Animal Science & Forages
Address: County: Macon
Contact Name: Soren Rodning Phone: 334-329-1665
Event Website: http://www.bamabeef.org/bqa Email: rodnisp@auburn.edu
Description: Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides education and training for cattle producers about good animal husbandry and management. The goal of BQA is to help producers raise cattle under the best management and environmental conditions possible. The training is practical and based on scientific knowledge. BQA guidelines are also designed to ensure all beef consumers can trust and have confidence in the entire beef industry. Participants in this BQA training will have the opportunity to engage in four interactive rotations to learn about: 1. different options for animal identification and record keeping, as well as how to most effectively manage the data recorded for improved herd production and profitability 2. how to evaluate brood cows every year based on 'Seven Quality Checks' 3. safe livestock handling and hauling 4. how to administer all animal health products to beef cattle

Event: Marengo Co. Canning Class Start: 4/21/17 9:00am
Fee: 5.0 End: 4/21/17 12:00pm
Calendar(s): Food Safety & Quality
Address: Marengo County Extension Office Linden, AL County: Marengo
Contact Name: Alice Moore Phone: 334 216 0738
Event Website: Email: amm0167@aces.edu
Description: We will cover when to use a water bath or a pressure canner, where to find canning recipes, and the equipment needed for canning. Bring your pressure canner cover and have your dial gauge checked for accuracy.

Event: Master Gardener Course Start: 4/21/17 10:00am
Fee: 130 End: 4/21/17 3:00pm
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
Address: Tallapoosa County Extension Office, 125 North Broadnax Street, Dadeville, Alabama County: Tallapoosa
Contact Name: Shane Harris Phone: 256-825-1050
Event Website: http://www.aces.edu/Tallapoosa Email: aharris@aces.edu
Description: The Tallapoosa County Extension Office will again offer the Master Gardener Volunteer Program in 2017, with a starting date on Friday, February 10th. All classes will be held during the day from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the County Extension office located in Dadeville. Applications are now being accepted and will be accepted through Friday, February 5th. The fee associated with this course is $130 per person. The Alabama Master Gardener training program will consist of 13 weeks of horticulture related classes and training. The course provides more than 50 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction in horticulture and related areas. Classes taught include soils and plant nutrition; composting, plant diseases; landscape design and plant selection; weed identification and control; entomology; pesticide education, fruit culture; plant propagation; home lawn care; vegetable gardening; wildlife control, care and maintenance of landscape plants; bedding plants, and more. Courses are taught by specialists from Auburn University, Extension agents from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, fellow certified Master Gardeners, and local horticulture professionals. If you are interested in participating in any of our courses or have any questions, please contact the Tallapoosa County Extension office at 256-825-1050 or visit us online at www.aces.edu/Tallapoosa.

Event: Cottage Food Law Start: 4/21/17 2:30pm
Fee: 25.0 End: 4/21/17 4:30pm
Calendar(s): Food Safety & Quality
Address: 23030 Wolf Bay Dr. County: Baldwin
Contact Name: Rebecca Catalena Phone: 251-234-1050
Event Website: http://www.aces.edu/foodsafety Email: rjc0026@auburn.edu
Description: Course meeting ADPH requirement to operate as a Cottage Food Operation. Course includes specifics about the AL Cottage Food Law, identify foods that can be sold, where foods can be sold, recognize labeling requirements and food safety recommendations for the cottage food operator.