ACES Calendar

<< Tuesday, March 6, 2018 >>
Event: Alabama Livestock Sales Start: 3/6/18 8:00am
Fee: End: 3/6/18 12:00pm
Calendar(s): Animal Science & Forages; 4-H & Youth Development; 4-H & Youth Development
Address: 701 Hall Street Greensboro Alabama 36744 County: Perry
Contact Name: Tommie Teacher Phone: 3346248710
Event Website: Email: teachto@aces.edu
Description: Alabama Small Ruminants Sale/Auction on every Tuesday.

Event: Home Orchard Management Series- On-Farm Fruit Pruning Demonstration Start: 3/6/18 9:00am
Fee: $10 per class or $25 for entire Series End: 3/6/18 10:00am
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.; Urban Affairs
Address: Tallys Fruit Farm: 460 County Road 129 Crossville, AL County: DeKalb
Contact Name: Hunter McBrayer or Eric Schavey Phone: (256) 582-2009 or (256) 547-7936
Event Website: Email: rhm0015@aces.edu; ets0003@aces.edu
Description: This is the last meeting of a three part workshop series focused on home orchard management. This workshop will be held at Tallys Fruit Farm: 460 County Road 129 Crossville, AL. This will be a hands-on workshop demonstrating proper pruning techniques. Please contact the Marshall County or Etowah County Office to preregister.

Event: Private Pesticide Applicator Training Course and Testing Start: 3/6/18 9:00am
Fee: $20 End: 3/6/18 3:00pm
Calendar(s): Animal Science & Forages; Commercial Horticulture; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.
Address: 504 First Ave N., Clanton, AL 35045 County: Chilton
Contact Name: Elaine Densmore Phone: 205 280-6268
Event Website: Email: ezd0007@aces.edu
Description: These classes are designed for the farmers who need to take the private pesticide applicator test in order to purchase restricted use products. However, we will be discussing chemical safety and sprayer calibration at this class, so anyone who sprays pesticides on a large scale will benefit from this training even if a restricted pesticide license is not needed. If you would like to attend this training, call the Extension Office (205) 280-6268, as seating is limited, A fee of $20 will be charged for this training and testing. Bring a check or money order payable to ACES. An additional licensing fee of $25 will be sent to the Department of Agriculture and Industries by the applicant. The licensing fee is not included in the training and testing fee. Please call either Gary Gray (334) 539-2128 or e-mail: graygar@aces.edu or Rudy Yates (334) 422-1135 or email: yatesrp@aces.edu. if you have any questions.

Event: Private Pesticide Applicator Training for Farmers Start: 3/6/18 9:00am
Fee: Cost: $20 for training & testing payable to Extens End: 3/6/18 3:00pm
Calendar(s): Commercial Horticulture; Agronomic Crops; Animal Science & Forages; Aquatic Resources; Food Safety & Quality; Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Poultry
Address: Chilton Co. Extension Office, 504 First Ave. N., Clanton, AL County: Chilton
Contact Name: Gary Gray Phone: 334-539-2128
Event Website: Email: graygar@aces.edu
Description: Training and testing for farmers needing a private pesticide applicator's permit to purchase and apply restricted-use pesticides. Cost: $20 for training & testing payable by check or money order (No Cash Accepted) to Extension, plus $25 permit fee payable by check or money order to ADAI To Register: Call the Chilton County Extension Office, 205-"280-"6268. Note: Producers have three options to obtain/renew a private pesticide applicator permit: Option #1 -" Regional Extension Agent Training/Testing -" Cost $45 total Option #2 -" Self-study at home/schedule testing at the county Extension office - $35 total Option #3 -" On-line Course - $60 total

Event: SERVSAFE MARION COUNTY AT AROMAS CAFE WINFIELD AL Start: 3/6/18 9:00am
Fee: 125.0 End: 3/6/18 7:00pm
Calendar(s): Food Safety & Quality
Address: 990 St Hwy 43 Winfield, AL County: Marion
Contact Name: Susan Hill Phone: 205-489-5376
Event Website: Email: hillaps@auburn.edu
Description: SERVSAFE Manager Food Safety certification course for restaurant owners and managers

Event: What to Do With Degraded Hardwood Stands: Assessment, Potential Treatments, and Management Tradeoffs Start: 3/6/18 9:00am
Fee: 35 End: 3/6/18 4:00pm
Calendar(s): Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.; Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
Address: Friendship Baptist Church 19436 U.S. Hwy. 411 Springville, AL 35146 County: St. Clair
Contact Name: St. Clair County Extension office Phone: 205-338-9416
Event Website: Email:
Description: On Tuesday, March 6th the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, in partnership with University of Tennessee Extension, will host a timber management workshop in Pell City. The program, titled "What to Do with Degraded Hardwood Stands: Assessment, Potential Treatments, and Management Tradeoffs", will address the causes, issues, and management techniques to avoid and improve mismanaged or damaged hardwood timberlands. Stands which have repeatedly seen the most valuable trees removed, commonly known as high-graded or select cut forests, are left with poor quality trees and species of very low economic and wildlife value. Also, stands with logging damage, those with trees poorly suited for the site, and also grazing, insect, fire and weather related damage may also be considered degraded. However, with focused and deliberate management, these stands can be revived. This meeting will outline that process; discussing the causes and ways to avoid degrading or mismanaging hardwood stands along with presenting specific management options and techniques that landowners and managers should implement in order to reach their management objectives while maintaining healthy and productive hardwood timberlands.

Event: Today's Mom-Gateway WIC Start: 3/6/18 10:00am
Fee: FREE End: 3/6/18 12:00pm
Calendar(s): Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program
Address: 2905 East South Blvd. County: Montgomery
Contact Name: Jennifer Pinkard Phone: 334-270-4133
Event Website: http://aces.edu Email: jap0033@aces.edu
Description: To provide nutrition education to limited-resource moms-to-be, while contributing to their personal development, physical development and nutritional welfare of baby.

Event: Additional Auxin training on March 6 in Hollywood (Jackson County) Start: 3/6/18 11:00am
Fee: $15 End: 3/6/18 3:00pm
Calendar(s): Agronomic Crops; Farm & Agribusiness Management
Address: Mud Creek BBQ at 884 County Road 213 in Hollywood (Jackson County) County: Jackson
Contact Name: Eddie McGriff Phone: (256) 557-2375
Event Website: Email: dem0029@auburn.edu
Description: There are several growers in NE Alabama that were not able to attend the Auxin training in Centre or Cullman. Tyler Sandlin, Alabama Extension crop specialist, and I have scheduled another Auxin training on Tuesday, March 6 at 11am at Mud Creek BBQ at 884 County Road 213 in Hollywood (Jackson County). This will be a good opportunity to attend the required Auxin training if you have missed the training at the other locations. The registration fee is $15. You can pay the registration fee and register at the training. Lunch will be provided. In October of 2017, the EPA approved revised labels for Xtendimax, FeXapan and Engenia. All these products are now restricted use pesticides, meaning an applicators permit must be held in order to purchase and apply these products. The labels now also require applicators to attend an annual training. In addition to becoming restricted use, these revised labels have more restrictions outlining how the products should be applied. The language regarding buffers and applications near sensitive crops has also been rewritten. This training is intended to assist applicators with reducing incidents of herbicide drift to susceptible crops, technical application methods, tank cleanout, and information about the new chemistries. The certified applicator or person responsible for the application of these products must have a commercial or private applicators permit in conjunction with training.

Event: Wiregrass Lunch and Learn Start: 3/6/18 12:00pm
Fee: FREE End: 3/6/18 1:00pm
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.; Commercial Horticulture; Food Safety & Quality
Address: Dothan Houston County Library (445 North Oates Street Dothan, AL 36303) County: Houston
Contact Name: Lucy Edwards Phone: 334-329-1672
Event Website: Email: lee0003@auburn.edu
Description: The Wiregrass Master Gardeners are hosting a Lunch and Learn series featuring a different topic each month. Topics will include: January 2 A year of Gardening, February 6 A Year of Gardening Continued, March 6 Landscaping, April 3 Container Gardening, May 1 Succulents and House Plants, June 5 Home Pest Control, September 4 Herbs, October 2 Native Plants, November 13 Fruit and Citrus Trees. Bring a sack lunch (drinks provided) and enjoy a free program!

Event: Alabama Private Training Course in Region 6 Start: 3/6/18 1:00pm
Fee: 20.0 End: 3/6/18 5:00pm
Calendar(s): Agronomic Crops; Aquatic Resources; Commercial Horticulture; Food Safety & Quality; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.; Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
Address: PO Box 217 County: Dale
Contact Name: Jessica Kelton Phone: 3344050699
Event Website: Email: keltoja@auburn.edu
Description: These classes are designed for the farmers who need to take the private pesticide applicator test in order to purchase restricted use products. However, we will be discussing chemical safety and sprayer calibration at this class, so anyone who sprays pesticides on a large scale will benefit from this training even if a restricted pesticide license is not needed. If you would like to attend any of these classes call the Extension Office of the County you want to attend and make your reservation as seating is limited in some locations. A fee of $20 will be charged for this training and testing. An additional licensing fee of $25 will be sent to the Department of Agriculture and Industries by the applicant. The licensing fee is not included in the training and testing fee. Please plan to pay with a check (checks are preferred) made out the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in the amount of $20 or with the correct cash amount. If you need more information contact Jessica Kelton (334)405-0699 or Neil Kelly (334)714-6910.

Event: Right Bite Cooking Class Start: 3/6/18 1:00pm
Fee: End: 3/6/18 2:30pm
Calendar(s): Human Nutrition Diet & Health
Address: Frank J. Green Building 415 Fifth Avenue East, Suite A Oneonta, AL 3512 County: Blount
Contact Name: Donna Shanklin Phone: Blount Co. Office (205) 274-2129
Event Website: http://offices.ac...ealthier-options/ Email: drs0009@auburn.edu
Description: Right Bite Cooking Class: * Portion Control * Reading the Nutrition Label * Choosing the Right Fat: Controlling Risk for Cardiovascular Disease * Carbohydrate and Fiber: Friend or Foe? * Seven Ways to Control Your Blood Pressure Throughout the four sessions, we will incorporate some fun ways to look at calories and learn how portion sizes have changed through the years. There will be some food preparation and food tasting.

Event: Robotics Club Start: 3/6/18 4:30pm
Fee: none End: 3/6/18 6:30pm
Calendar(s): 4-H & Youth Development
Address: 410 North Jackson Avenue, Courthouse Bsmnt 1 County: Franklin
Contact Name: Janet Lovelady Phone: 2562843572
Event Website: http://www.alabama4h.com Email: lovelj1@auburn.edu
Description: Join us as we learn more about computers and engineering while building and programming Lego robot kits. Members also work on projects they can use in 4-H and UNA robotics competitions. February 24 - UNA competition March 8 - 4-H competition

Event: Pasture Weed Management Meeting Start: 3/6/18 5:00pm
Fee: None End: 3/6/18 7:00pm
Calendar(s): Animal Science & Forages; Agronomic Crops
Address: County: Franklin
Contact Name: Paul Vining Phone: 256-214-9630
Event Website: Email: tpv0001@aces.edu
Description: Dr. Joyce Tredaway will speak regarding spring weed control in pasture systems.

Event: Infectious Diseases of Concern for Equine Owners Start: 3/6/18 5:30pm
Fee: Free End: 3/6/18 7:30pm
Calendar(s): Animal Science & Forages; Agronomic Crops; Aquatic Resources; Commercial Horticulture; Farm & Agribusiness Management; Food Safety & Quality; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.; Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Poultry
Address: Farmer's Federation Building (Behind ALFA) 21332 HWY 59 Robertsdale, AL County: Baldwin
Contact Name: Kelly Palmer Phone: (251) 937-7176
Event Website: Email: ridleka@auburn.edu
Description: Dr. Soren Rodning will discuss infectious diseases of concern for horse owners. This will be a virtual interactive meeting. This meeting is FREE to attend. Dinner will be provided and is sponsored by Boehringer Ingleheim. Please email: ridleka@auburn.edu or call (251) 937-7176 to register by Friday March 2, 2018.

Event: 4-H Rocket Club Start: 3/6/18 6:00pm
Fee: 0 End: 3/6/18 8:00pm
Calendar(s): 4-H & Youth Development
Address: Colbert County Courthouse, Basement County: Franklin
Contact Name: Janet Lovelady Phone: 256-284-3572
Event Website: http://www.alabama4h.com Email: lovelj1@auburn.edu
Description: Open to 7th - 12th graders. Participants will explore their interest in the science behind rocket flight, then use that knowledge to design and build a model rocket - without using a kit! What size body tube? What shape fins, and how many? How will the payload return to Earth safely? The group project will be entered in UNA's Rocketry Challenge on March 24 in Russellville.