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<< Friday, May 4, 2018 >>
Event: 4-H Camp- Counselor in Training (CIT) Training Start: 5/4/18 8:00am
Fee: End: 5/6/18 6:00pm
Calendar(s): 4-H & Youth Development
Address: 4-H Center County: Shelby
Contact Name: Amy Walker Phone: 205-440-5308
Event Website: http://www.aces.e.../AL4-H/events.php Email:

Event: 2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: What You Must Know About Fleas Start: 5/4/18 1:00pm
Fee: End: 5/4/18 2:00pm
Calendar(s): Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Commercial Horticulture
Address: County: Online
Contact Name: dani carroll Phone:
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Description: Fleas have you down? A pest of both homes and our pets, populations can quickly get away from us. Running and grabbing a pesticide generally doesn't work unless you understand their biology and life cycle. Join us as TBA gives a webinar filled with information to help us get flea populations under control BEFORE they escalate. Moderated by Bethany O'Rear and Evan Ware, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Extension. The link to the event will be added asap. Note: on May 4, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you try to log in earlier, you will get an error message. For more webinars in this series, see 2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series. The webinars are brought to you by the following eXtension Communities of Practice: Ant Pests, and Urban IPM; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Clemson Cooperative Extension and University of Georgia Extension.

Event: 2018 Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals National Conference Start: 5/4/18 1:00pm
Fee: End: 5/10/18 1:00pm
Calendar(s): Urban Affairs; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.
Address: Biloxi, MS County: external
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Description: ANREP conferences are offered on a biennial basis and offer abundant opportunities for professional growth and development. Presentations, field tours, workshops, poster displays and informal networking provide a variety of options for skill building, knowledge sharing, collaboration and idea generation in a welcoming atmosphere. ACES will provide poster and oral presentations on the Urban Electronic Waste Program and Synergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in the Environment.

Event: Bull Calf Evaluation and Marketing Workshop Start: 5/4/18 1:30pm
Fee: 0.0 End: 5/4/18 4:30pm
Calendar(s): Animal Science & Forages
Address: 9494 Experimental Loop County: Cullman
Contact Name: Gerry Thompson Phone: 2565082020
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Description: The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is holding a hands-on workshop geared toward purebred beef producers on Friday, May 4, 2018. A Bull Calf Evaluation and Marketing workshop will be held at the North Alabama BCIA Bull Evaluation Center in Cullman from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. According to Gerry Thompson, Animal Science and Forages Regional Extension agent, the workshop will teach producers how to evaluate bull calves and how to effectively market these bulls once they have been developed into breeding bulls. The workshop will focus on teaching producers how to evaluate a bull calf's skeletal and foot structure, muscling and reproductive potential. These physical attributes are very important in how long the bull can remain in the herd. Once these physical characteristics have been evaluated and combined with genetic potential indicators, the work of marketing can begin. "It is important producers understand bulls can have different breeding purposes and this affects how they should be marketed," says Dr. Lisa Kriese-Anderson, beef cattle specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Some bulls excel in many areas, such as calving ease, growth and the ability to produce good daughters. Other bulls may excel in only one or two areas. Each quality bull has his place in the breeding herd. Kriese-Anderson also adds "Not all bull calves should be developed as breeding bulls." The North Alabama BCIA Bull Evaluation Center is located at 1471 County Road 781 in Cullman. Please RSVP to Gerry Thompson ( or 256-508-2020) by Friday, April 27th.