Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Upcoming Events

01/21/2018

North Alabama Canine Cruiser Dog Agility Trial

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: 4925 Moores Mill Road, Huntsville, Al 35811

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Dog Agility Trial
01/22/2018

Scale Back Alabama

8:00 AM -

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Scale Back Alabama
01/22/2018

ForestHER ON FIRE

8:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center - 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia, AL 36420

ForestHER is designed for women who love nature and learning about the natural world. You don't have to own a lot of land. If you have even one acre, this workshop is for you! ForestHER is a hands-on workshop will focus on teaching women landowners about Alabama's historic fire regimes and how prescribed fire can and should be used as an effective land management tool. Come dressed and ready to go to the woods! Most of day one, you will be indoors learning about fire behavior, safety, and management techniques. The remaining portion of the class will be spent in the woods applying what you learned in the classroom. Weather permitting, students will see a prescribed fire.
01/22/2018

Scale Back Alabama Weigh In

9:00 AM -

Location: 13999 AL Hwy 22, Rockford, AL 35136

Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a free statewide weight-loss program designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. You must have a team member and be at least 18 years of age. To participate come by Coosa County Extension Office. You must weigh in the week of January 22- 26 and weigh out the week of April 2-6.
01/22/2018

Diabetes Support Group Meeting

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Location: Selma Dallas Public Library, 1103 Selma Ave., Selma, Alabama

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"Losing Weight When You Have Diabetes" will be the topic. It will be presented by a trained Extension Educator and discussions will be held on how to make healthy selections when eating out as well as share recipes and have a taste testing of diabetic friendly recipes.
01/22/2018

RUP Training Workshop WREC

5:30 PM -

Location: WREC in Headland

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RUP Training to renew private applicator permits. Training $25 to include testing to get pesticide permit renewal for 3 years
01/22/2018

RUP Training WREC

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: WREC in Headland on Highway 431 at US Hwy 134 E

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RUP Training for private applicators to receive their testing for Restricted use pesticide permit. Permits good for 3 years. Renewals for permits only expiring in 2018. Sponsored meal at 5:30 PM with meeting starting promptly at 6 pm. in WREC Auditorium in Headland.
01/23/2018

Servsafe - St Clair County

8:00 AM -

Location: St Clair County Extension Office 1815 Cogswell Ave Pell City AL 35125

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Food Safety Certification (Servsafe) course that meets the regulations of the state health department that states each food service establishment will have 2 people working with food that is Servsafe certified.
01/23/2018

ForestHER ON FIRE

8:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Location: Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center - 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia, AL 36420

ForestHER is designed for women who love nature and learning about the natural world. You don't have to own a lot of land. If you have even one acre, this workshop is for you! ForestHER is a hands-on workshop will focus on teaching women landowners about Alabama's historic fire regimes and how prescribed fire can and should be used as an effective land management tool. Come dressed and ready to go to the woods! Most of day one, you will be indoors learning about fire behavior, safety, and management techniques. The remaining portion of the class will be spent in the woods applying what you learned in the classroom. Weather permitting, students will see a prescribed fire.
01/23/2018

Scale Back Alabama Weigh In

9:00 AM -

Location: 13999 AL Hwy 22, Rockford, AL 35136

Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a free statewide weight-loss program designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. You must have a team member and be at least 18 years of age. To participate come by Coosa County Extension Office. You must weigh in the week of January 22- 26 and weigh out the week of April 2-6.
01/23/2018

4-H GigaKids Club (computer science/programming)

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Colbert County Courthouse, Basement

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This Regional Computer Science Club is open to 4-H'ers ages 9-18 in Colbert, Franklin, and Lauderdale Counties. We will explore the principals of computer science through both "unplugged" activities and online programming with lessons from CS First and using MIT's Scratch software. Activities will have a different theme each month - animation, art, fashion, friends, gaming, music, sports - members can join the fun any time!Contact Information:Colbert - Leslie Moore (256-275-5701)Franklin & Lauderdale - Janet Lovelady (256-284-3572)
01/23/2018

beekeeping workshop

5:00 PM -

Location: andalusia al

basic beekeeping course
01/23/2018

How Does a Lender Determine Whether to Renew My Line of Credit?

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Wiregrass Research Farm, 167 Hwy 134E, Headlands

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A review of financial statements and how lenders use that information to assess financial health of borrowers. Lenders will be present to answer questions.
01/23/2018

Right Bite Cooking Class

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: 402 Arnold St. NE, G-1

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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.
01/23/2018

Beginning BeeKeeping Course 2018

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: 600 S 7th ST Opelika, AL 36801

Beginners Beekeeping Course 2018 The Saugahatchee Beekeepers Association and Claybird Bee Education Association, in cooperation with the Lee County Cooperative Extension System, will be conducting the 12th annual Beginners Beekeeping Course, beginning Tuesday, January 9, 2018 and continuing weekly, ending on Feb 27. We will meet weekly, on Tuesday, beginning at 6:00 PM at the Lee County Cooperative Extension System, 600 S. 7th Street, Opelika, Alabama. Each session will last about 1hr 30 minutes. Cost of the course is $55.00, which includes course fee, the textbook and a 1-year membership in the Saugahatchee Beekeepers Association. This course will enable the aspiring beekeeper to have honeybees this spring. You will need to bring note taking materials with you. Registration will be at the door. We expect to have honeybees available on Mar 28. Bees are not included in the course fee.The course will be taught by Damon Wallace, Master Beekeeper, along with Greg and Sam . For more information, or to pre-register (not required), please contact Damon Wallace at 334-745-5312 or email Damonwallace.beeman@gmail.com.
01/23/2018

Farming 101

6:00 PM -

Location: 525 SCHOOL STREET

FARMING 101: FOR BEGINNING FARMERSBARBOUR COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE6:00 TO 8:00 P.M.Speakers and Topics:' January 9 Basic Soils - Management and Improvement: Brandon Dillard, Regional Extension Agent, Agronomic Crops' January 11 Small Scale Vegetable Production: Dr. Wheeler Foshee, Dwight and Ruth Bond Endowed Professor, Auburn University' January 16 Overview of Major Vegetable Insect Pests and Management Options for Market Gardens and Small Farms: Dr. Ayanava, IPM Extension Specialist, Auburn University' January 18 Small Fruit Production - Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries and Grapes: Neil Kelly, Regional Extension Agent, Commercial Horticulture' January 23 Protected Production-Getting Started with Your High Tunnel: Dr. Joe Kemble, Extension Specialist Professor, Auburn University' January 25 Farm Management and Financial Planning: Jessica Kelton, Regional Extension Agent, Farm and Agribusiness Management
01/23/2018

Farming 101 - For Beginning Farmers

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: 525 School Street, Eufaula, AL 360217

01/23/2018

Small Scale Swine Production Meeting

6:00 PM -

Location: 2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

A small scale swine production meeting to cover the following topics - vaccinations, genetics, nutrition, finishing, locating processors, farrowing, baby pig management, housing and etc.
01/23/2018

Beginner Beekeeping Course

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Dadeville Recreation Center, 116 Kids Ct. Dadeville AL

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During the 6 classes, participants will learn basic knowledge to begin keeping bees, acquire and assemble the necessary equipment for the bees, and have the opportunity to obtain bees to go in the equipment. The series will be conducted by Tallapoosa County Extension and the Tallapoosa River Beekeepers Association. Cost is $45, and includes two books. To sign-up or for more information, contact the Tallapoosa County Extension office at 256-825-1050.
01/24/2018

Alabama Private Training Course in Region 2

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Randolph County Ag Center

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 Dr. Chip East (256) 846-0314, Dani Carroll (256) 458-6043, or Christy Hicks (334) 704-3370.