ACES Calendar

<< Thursday, April 6, 2017 >>
Event: Beef Quality Assurance Training Start: 4/6/17 9:00am
Fee: End: 4/6/17 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: Black Belt Research and Extension Center BQA Training Start: 4/6/17 9:00am
Fee: None End: 4/6/17 1:00pm
Calendar(s): Animal Science & Forages
Address: County: Dallas
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: Elmore Master Gardener Helpline Start: 4/6/17 9:00am
Fee: Free End: 4/6/17 1:00pm
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Commercial Horticulture
Address: County: Elmore
Contact Name: Master Gardener Helpline Phone: 1-877-ALA-GROW (toll free)
Event Website: Email: mgcahh@aces.edu
Description: Please call or email your gardening questions!

Event: Montgomery County Master Gardener Course Start: 4/6/17 9:00am
Fee: 150 End: 4/6/17 2:00pm
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Commercial Horticulture
Address: 5340 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery AL County: Montgomery
Contact Name: Mallory Kelley Phone: 334-270-4133
Event Website: Email: jones57@aces.edu
Description:

Event: Raised Bed Workshop Start: 4/6/17 9:00am
Fee: 5 End: 4/6/17 11:00am
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Commercial Horticulture; Food Safety & Quality
Address: Coffee County Extension Office 1055 East McKinnon St. New Brockton, AL 36351 County: Coffee
Contact Name: Lucy Edwards Phone: 334-894-5596
Event Website: Email: lee0003@aces.edu
Description: Raised bed gardening program covering the pro's and con's; drip irrigation, plant spacing, pests, proper soil filler, etc. Please call the Coffee County Extension office for more information and registration.

Event: Walker County Forestry Planning Committee Mtg. Start: 4/6/17 9:00am
Fee: End: 4/6/17 10:30am
Calendar(s): Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.; 4-H & Youth Development; Aquatic Resources; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.; Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.; Agronomic Crops; Animal Science & Forages; Aquatic Resources; Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Aquatic Resources; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.
Address: 1501 North Airport Road, Jasper, AL County: Walker
Contact Name: Andrew Baril Phone: 205-388-6893
Event Website: Email: ajb0012@aces.edu
Description: Monthly meeting where the County's Natural Resource Team discusses educational opportunities for our fellow citizens.

Event: Beekeeping Workshop 101 Start: 4/6/17 10:00am
Fee: Free End: 4/6/17 12:00pm
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Aquatic Resources
Address: 155 Reform Street, Room 300, Carrollton, AL 35447 County: Pickens
Contact Name: Nelson D. Wynn Phone: 205-367-8148
Event Website: http://www.aces.edu/pickens Email: wynnnel@aces.edu
Description: The workshop is for Individuals that are thinking about becoming a Beekeeper and the established Beekeepers who wants a refresher course.

Event: How to "SOW A GARDEN" Gardening Series Start: 4/6/17 10:00am
Fee: None End: 4/6/17 12:00pm
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Commercial Horticulture; Food Safety & Quality
Address: Beeland Park, E. Commerce Street, Greenville Al 36037 County: Butler
Contact Name: Mike McQueen Phone: 334.382.5111
Event Website: Email: mcquegj@aces.edu
Description: Come join us for this "How to" gardening series. In this series we will cover soil basics (building good soil, soil testing, composting), gardening basics (planning, site selection, variety selection), and managing pests using alternative pest control methods (integrated pest management).

Event: Autauga County Master Gardener Lunch and Learn Start: 4/6/17 12:00pm
Fee: FREE- Tea and Water Provided End: 4/6/17 1:00pm
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Aquatic Resources
Address: Christ Lutheran Church- 2175 Cobbs Ford Road, Prattville, AL County: Autauga
Contact Name: Autauga County Extension Office Phone: 334-361-7273
Event Website: http://www.aces.edu/Autauga Email: jones57@aces.edu
Description: LUNCH & LEARN 2017 1ST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH 12:00-1:00 P.M. FREE PROGRAMS Christ Lutheran Church 2175 Cobbs Ford Road, Prattville 36066 5 January Landscape Design -" Yard Re-Design 2 February Vegetable Garden Preparation 2 March Fire Ants and Other Home Invaders 6 April There's a Fungus On Our Tomatoes 4 May Lawn Care -" Smart Watering 1 June Blueberries in the Home Garden 6 July Color in All Seasons-Shrub & Perennial Beds 3 August Tough Native Wildflowers 7 September Container Gardening 5 October Keep Hummingbirds All Year Round 2 November Recycling Yard and Kitchen Waste 7 December Christmas Arrangements From Yard Plants

Event: NEAFCS Alabama Affiliate State Meeting Start: 4/6/17 1:00pm
Fee: End: 4/7/17 1:00pm
Calendar(s): General Administration
Address: Tuscumbia, Alabama County: Colbert
Contact Name: Kimberly Neloms Phone: 256.372.4585
Event Website: Email: burgeki@aces.edu
Description:

Event: Auxin Training Meeting Start: 4/6/17 1:30pm
Fee: End: 4/6/17 5:30pm
Calendar(s): Agronomic Crops; Commercial Horticulture; Farm & Agribusiness Management
Address: Wiregrass REC Headland, AL County: Barbour
Contact Name: William Birdsong Phone: 334-723-6299
Event Website: Email: birdswc@auburn.edu
Description: We have had several request to hold an additional Auxin training meeting for some farmers who may have missed attending one of the other locations. We have set an additional training meeting for April 6th at 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm (CST) to be held at the Wiregrass Research Station in Headland, Alabama. Please pass the word to those who need to attend this meeting. If you have any questions or need any additional assistance, please contact me on my cell at 334-723-6299 Sincerely, William Birdsong Extension Specialist - WREC

Event: Farmer 201: Vegetable Production Course Start: 4/6/17 6:00pm
Fee: $10 per or $25 for series End: 4/6/17 8:00pm
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Commercial Horticulture
Address: North Alabama Agriplex,1714 Tally Ho Street SW, Cullman, AL 35055 County: Cullman
Contact Name: Tony Glover Phone: 256-737-9386
Event Website: http://www.aces.e...ming201agenda.pdf Email: cullmancounty@auburn.edu
Description: March 23, 2017 Plasticulture vegetables and irrigation/fertigation program.  Speakers: Mr. Travis Kress, Cullman County Water & Soil Conservation District Project Coordinator;  Mr. Mike Reeves, Morgan County Extension Coordinator, and Mr. Tony Glover, Cullman County Extension Coordinator. March 30, 2017 Succession planting, rotation, composting and cover crops for maximum vegetable productivity. Speakers: Dr. Joe Kemble, Joe Kemble, Extension Specialist Professor, Horticulture, and Mr. Arnold Caylor, North Alabama Research Station Director. February 23, 2017 Controlling pest of vegetables with an emphasis on organic and soft chemicals. Focus will be on cucurbit and tomato pest but the speaker will take questions on all pest of vegetables.  Speaker: Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Alabama Cooperative Extension Specialist, Agronomic Crops & Commercial Horticulture.

Event: Farming 101 - Marketing Start: 4/6/17 6:00pm
Fee: $50 for the full course or $10 per class End: 4/6/17 8:00pm
Calendar(s): Agronomic Crops; Animal Science & Forages; Aquatic Resources; Commercial Horticulture; Farm & Agribusiness Management; Food Safety & Quality; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.; Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Poultry
Address: County: St. Clair
Contact Name: Henry Dorough Phone: 205-338-9416
Event Website: Email: dorouhd@auburn.edu
Description: This complete course will cover: Basic Soils, Small Scale Livestock Production, Small Scale Poultry Production, Vegetable Production, Small Fruit & Tree Fruit Production, Marketing 101, Farm Financial Management & Resource Agencies, and Value Added Products. This course is designed to help new and beginning farmers learn the basics of various farming enterprises, identifying government agencies for help, identifying which crops or livestock to grow, basics of marketing, how to manage farm finances and taxes, etc.

Event: Farming 101: Certifications, Regulations, Resources, Restrictions (GAP/Produce Safety, Pesticide Licenses, Growers Permits, Organics) Start: 4/6/17 6:00pm
Fee: $10.00 End: 4/6/17 9:00pm
Calendar(s): Food Safety & Quality
Address: Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center, 8300 State Hwy 104, Fairhope, AL 36532 County: Baldwin
Contact Name: Baldwin County Extension Office Phone: 251-937-7176
Event Website: Email: milesjd@auburn.edu
Description: The goal of this series is to help beginning or transitioning farmers make good decisions in agriculture. The farmers will choose which agriculture enterprise they are best suited and capable of developing. The classes will provide research-based information and other resources to help accomplish their goals.

Event: Feral Hog Management (Crenshaw Co. Forestry Planning) Start: 4/6/17 6:00pm
Fee: End: 4/6/17 8:30pm
Calendar(s): Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.; Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.; 4-H & Youth Development; Aquatic Resources; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.
Address: Tom Harbin Agricultural Center - 816 Airport Road, Luverne, AL 36049 County: Crenshaw
Contact Name: Bence Carter Phone: 334-389-4055
Event Website: Email: jbc0057@aces.edu
Description: This seminar will concentrate on wild pig history, biology and ecology in Alabama. The seminar will also provide participants with an overview of wild pig control methods and trapping of wild pigs, as well as demonstrations of discussed techniques.

Event: Mobile County 4-H Horse Club Start: 4/6/17 7:00pm
Fee: End: 4/6/17 8:00pm
Calendar(s): 4-H & Youth Development
Address: 1070 Schillinger Rd N Mobile, AL 36526 County: Mobile
Contact Name: Sherri Martin Phone: 2515748445
Event Website: Email: martin_sherri@bellsouth.net
Description: The Mobile County 4-H Horse Club is an educational and riding club open to all youth ages 9-18. The 1st Thursday learning meetings are for rider and non-rider. There are additional meeting for youth with horses to included the riding components of the club.