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Events for March 3 — March 9, 2019

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program Training & Certification

We invite local farmers’ market vendors to an educational session on cottage food laws & food safety, accounting advice for small flower/horticulture growers, pest management, and local opportunities for giving back to the community. Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) certification and grower’s permit renewal will take place at this training. THIS IS A TRAINING FOR FARMERS’ MARKET VENDORS TO CERTIFY/RE-CERTIFY IN ORDER TO ACCEPT SFMNP VOUCHERS!

Address:
802 Veterans Drive Florence, AL 35630

Contact:
Taylor Reeder
tav0001@auburn.edu
256-766-6223

Free to Public

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Shoals Master Gardener Course

A 14-week course that allows the opportunity to learn more about the natural world around you. Our classes will cover topics such as: plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, plant propagation, water conservation, soil science, and much more! Class members will have the opportunity to become certified Master Gardeners by taking part in this course.

Address:
802 Veterans Drive Florence, AL 35630

Contact:
Taylor Reeder
tav0001@auburn.edu
256-766-6223

150 Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

Auxin Herbicide Best Management Practices Training

E.V. Smith Research Center, Auburn University, 4725 County Road 40 Shorter AL, 36075

Auxin herbicide training for producers and their employees to become certified to use dicamba technology in cotton and soybean production. Training required by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

In October 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency issued new requirements for products containing 2,4-D or dicamba intended to be used in conjunction with 2,4-D or dicamba tolerant crops. The label requires specific mandatory training and wind speed restrictions not to exceed 10 miles per hour and will require special training in 2019 for new auxin herbicides applied on dicamba-tolerant and 2,4-D-tolerant cotton.

If you received training last year you still have to train this year. Due to the new requirements by EPA previous trainings are only valid for 1 year. Furthermore, purchasers of these products must have a commercial or private applicators permit in conjunction with training.

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 and person responsible for the application of these products on cotton and soybeans in crop must receive this training.

Registration is $15.00

15.00 Auxin Herbicide; Farming; Pesticides; Upcoming Training

DEEP – Chilton County

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering free diabetes
education classes in Alabama. You can receive eight hours of diabetes
self-management training in your community. These classes are designed to:
• Educate on how to best control blood sugar, blood pressure, and
cholesterol levels;
• Empower you to establish relationships with your primary care
provider;
• Encourage better nutrition and regular exercise;
• Encourage lifestyle changes that lead to the reduction in the number of diabetes complications ( heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, etc.) and limb amputations; and
• Express the importance of developing support networks of family,
friends, and existing community-based social services.
These six (6) classes present information in simple medical terms and
concepts using props and pictures in a way that is conducive to better
understanding and make learning fun. The classes are 60- 90 minutes long. If
you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, we invite you to contact us for more
information; or if you are an organization that wishes to become a
community partner and provide a location for diabetes education.
Helen H Jones -Regional Extension Agent at (334) 201-6775 or
herndhj@aces.edu

Address:
504 First Avenue North Clanton, AL 35045

Contact:
Helen H Jones
herndhj@aces.edu
(205) 280-6268

FREE Home & Family

Wiregrass Lunch and Learn

Wiregrass Lunch and Learn offered at the Dothan Library featuring timely topics for each month. January 15th – Honey Bees; February 19th – Yard Art: How to Plant a Chair and More ; March 5th – Vegetable Gardening with Ease; April 2nd – All About Blueberries; May 7th – Creating the Perfect Lawn; June 4th – Hostas; September 3rd – Tips for Designing Your Landscape; October 1st – What’s Bugging You?; November 12th – Growing Fall Bulbs & Making Grapevine Wreaths

Contact:
Lucy Edwards
lee0003@auburn.edu
334-794-4108

Free to Public Lawn & Garden

Estate Planning

Topics include:• What happens if you do not have a Will
• Documents in an Estate Plan
o Advance Directive for Health Care
o Power of Attorney
o Will
• Avoiding Probate
• What a Will does and does not do
• Why you might want a trust

Call 334-687-5688 by March 1 to register.

Address:
Eufaula Carnegie Library 217 N. Eufaula Ave. Eufaula Al 36027

Contact:
Allie Corcoran
corcoja@aces.edu
13346875688

FREE Farming; Home & Family

Barbour County WHEP

The Barbour County Extension Office is happy to announce that we are trying to start a Wildlife Habitat Education Program for our youth in the county. This program is recognized at the state and national level. It teaches our youth about plant and animal identification, land management, conservation, and much more. Our team plans to get a group together this winter and develop a team to take to the state competition in this summer. Teams are comprised of four youth that are selected from the group that will study throughout the spring in preparation for the contest. Forestry and wildlife is a huge part of the economy here in Barbour County. We see this as an outlet for our youth to learn about the industry and the different careers within this area. Please share this information with your students and parents. We hope to have a good group to introduce at the state competition this year! Please call Jill Wachs or Allie at 334-687-5688 for more information. The team will meet starting January 22 at 5:30 at the Extension office. We also a Facebook event for this event on our page!

Address:
525 SCHOOL STREET

Contact:
Jill Wachs
jmw0116@auburn.edu
13346875688

FREE Alabama 4-H; Home & Family; Youth Development

Fruit & Vegetable 6-Week Mini-Series

The Cullman & Morgan County Extension Offices have joined forces to offer a Fruit & Vegetable 6-week Mini-Series. Each county will alternate weeks hosting the classes.

Fee for individual classes is $10 each or $50 for the series; includes refreshments & materials.

Register & pay online at: http://www.aces.edu/go/932
*select Add to Cart; then Continue to the next page where you will be able
to select individual classes or the entire series & enter your information.)

Location: North Alabama Agriplex, 1714 Talley Ho Street SW, Cullman, AL 35055

Contact: Tony Glover, 256-737-9386, gloveta@aces.edu

$10/each or $50/course Lawn & Garden

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

RUP Training for Private Applicators

Tom Harbin Ag Center, 816 Airport Rd Luverne AL, 36049

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.

20.00 Extension Training; Farming; Pesticides; Private Applicator

Chilton County Master Gardener Course

The Alabama Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program by which the Alabama Cooperative Extension System expands its outreach mission to the citizens of Alabama. This program represents an effective partnership between the land-grant universities of this state and motivated volunteers interested in educating their communities with research-based information. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities

Address:
504 First Avenue, Suite A, Clanton, AL 35046-0030

Contact:
Nelson D. Wynn
wynnnel@aces.edu
205-280-6268

150 Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

VCCA Tax Assistance Program

Tax Assistance Program designed to help taxpayers complete their federal and state taxes.
Individuals and families can have tax prepared by a certified and trained tax professional. Program is free. However,
you must have an income of $54,000 or less and be less than 60 years old. If 60 years of age and older with any income can have their taxes prepared as well. For more
information contact, Coosa County Extension Office at 256-377-4713.

Address:
13999 AL Highway 22

Contact:
Sharon Haynes
sah0008@aces.edu
256-377-4713

Free Urban Extension

Get Dirty @ the Library

A series of three classes offered at the Russellville Public Library. This is free to the public and covers timely topics for spring. February 27th – Pruning Fruits & Ornamentals; March 6th – Spring Vegetable Gardening; March 13th – Weeds & Wildlife.

Address:
Russellville Public Library 110 Lawrence Street East Russellville, AL 35653

Contact:
Taylor Reeder
tav0001@auburn.edu
256-332-8880

Free to Public Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

Say NO to Sr Scams

Everyone must be on guard against scams, but seniors can be more vulnerable to fraud. Some seniors are trusting and willing to believe what people tell them. Many crooks—and even friends and family members—take advantage of the good nature of seniors to cheat them. Join Alabama Extension|Russell County for a workshop to help you Say NO to Senior Scams!
March 6, 2019 11:00am
at the Russell County Senior Center, Hwy 165 Fort Mitchell
Registration is FREE, but please pre-register by calling 334.298.6845

Address:
508 14th Street

Contact:
Jennifer Davidson
jenniferd@auburn.edu
334.298.6845

FREE

Get Dirty @ the Library

A series of three classes offered at the Weatherford Library in Red Bay, AL. This is free to the public and covers timely topics for spring. March 6th – Pruning Fruits & Ornamentals; March 13th – Spring Vegetable Gardening; March 20th – Weeds & Wildlife.

Address:
Weatherford Library – 307 4th Avenue SW Red Bay, AL 35582

Contact:
Taylor Reeder
tav0001@auburn.edu
256-332-8880

Free to Public Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Spring Tri County MG Class

The Alabama Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program by which the Alabama Cooperative Extension System expands its outreach mission to the citizens of Alabama. This program represents an effective partnership between the land-grant universities of this state and motivated volunteers interested in educating their communities with research-based information. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.

Address:
819 Cook Ave

Contact:
Rhonda Britton
rcb0003@aces.edu
2566908979

150.0 Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

Auxin Herbicide Best Management Practices Training

Wiregrass Research and Extension Center, 167 East Alabama Highway 134 Headland AL, 36345

Auxin herbicide training for producers and their employees to become certified to use dicamba technology in cotton and soybean production. Training required by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

In October 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency issued new requirements for products containing 2,4-D or dicamba intended to be used in conjunction with 2,4-D or dicamba tolerant crops. The label requires specific mandatory training and wind speed restrictions not to exceed 10 miles per hour and will require special training in 2019 for new auxin herbicides applied on dicamba-tolerant and 2,4-D-tolerant cotton.

If you received training last year you still have to train this year. Due to the new requirements by EPA previous trainings are only valid for 1 year. Furthermore, purchasers of these products must have a commercial or private applicators permit in conjunction with training.

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 and person responsible for the application of these products on cotton and soybeans in crop must receive this training.

Registration is $15.00.

15.00 Auxin Herbicide; Farming; Pesticides; Register for Training; Upcoming Training

Get Dirty @ the Library

A series of three classes held at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. This will be free to the public and cover timely topics for spring. March 7th – Pruning Fruits & Ornamentals; March 14th – Spring Vegetable Gardening; March 21st – Weeds & Wildlife.

Address:
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library 350 North Wood Avenue Florence, AL 35630

Contact:
Taylor Reeder
tav0001@auburn.edu
256-766-6223

Free to Public Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

Auxin Herbicide Best Management Practices Training

Ketchem Restaurant, 115 Main St Hartford AL, 36344

Auxin herbicide training for producers and their employees to become certified to use dicamba technology in cotton and soybean production. Training required by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

In October 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency issued new requirements for products containing 2,4-D or dicamba intended to be used in conjunction with 2,4-D or dicamba tolerant crops. The label requires specific mandatory training and wind speed restrictions not to exceed 10 miles per hour and will require special training in 2019 for new auxin herbicides applied on dicamba-tolerant and 2,4-D-tolerant cotton.

If you received training last year you still have to train this year. Due to the new requirements by EPA previous training’s are only valid for 1 year. Furthermore, purchasers of these products must have a commercial or private applicators permit in conjunction with training.

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 and person responsible for the application of these products on cotton and soybeans in crop must receive this training.

Registration is $15.00.

15.00 Auxin Herbicide; Farming; Pesticides; Register for Training; Upcoming Training

Farming 201 Session #1- Advanced Ag Business I

This topic will focus on agricultural business entities, tax considerations for agricultural producers and record keeping options for AG producers and presented by Ken Kelley. Cost is $70 for the entire session or $10 per session, including materials and refreshments. To pre-register or for more information call 334-875-3200 or email James Miles at milesjd@auburn.edu.

Location: Central Alabama Farmer’s Co-op 2519 US Hwy 80 W Selma, AL 36701

Contact: Callie N. Nelson, 334-875-3200, nelsoc3@auburn.edu

 

$10 per session or $70 entire series Farming

Friday, March 8, 2019

Grape and Blueberry Workshop–Cultivar Updates and Hands-on Demonstrations

Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center, 13112 AL-Hwy 68 Crossville AL, 35962

9:30 am – 9:45 am:  Welcome attendees: SMREC Director, Mr. Clements

9:45 am – 10:15 am: Blueberry cultivar selection and prevailing pest issues: Chip East, REA-Commercial Horticulture

10:15 am – 10:45 am: Grape cultivars for your vineyard: Dr. Elina Coneva, Professor and Extension Specialist Horticulture

10:45 am – 11:15 am: BMP for grapes: Dr. Elina Coneva, Professor and Extension Specialist Horticulture

11:15 am – 12:30 pm: Blueberry and grape pruning demo/hands-on: Eric Schavey, REA Commercial Horticulture

5.00 Blueberries; Farming

Auxin Herbicide Best Management Practices Training

Grace Fellowship Church, 1412 E. Nashville Ave Atmore AL, 36502

Auxin herbicide training for producers and their employees to become certified to use dicamba technology in cotton and soybean production. Training required by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

In October 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency issued new requirements for products containing 2,4-D or dicamba intended to be used in conjunction with 2,4-D or dicamba tolerant crops. The label requires specific mandatory training and wind speed restrictions not to exceed 10 miles per hour and will require special training in 2019 for new auxin herbicides applied on dicamba-tolerant and 2,4-D-tolerant cotton.

If you received training last year you still have to train this year. Due to the new requirements by EPA previous training’s are only valid for 1 year. Furthermore, purchasers of these products must have a commercial or private applicators permit in conjunction with training.

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 and person responsible for the application of these products on cotton and soybeans in crop must receive this training.

Registration is $15.00.

15.00 Auxin Herbicide; Farming; Pesticides; Register for Training; Upcoming Training

Master Gardener Course

The Tallapoosa County Extension Office will again offer the Master Gardener Volunteer Program in 2019, with a starting date on Friday, February 1st. 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, January 18th.The fee associated with this course is $140 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.

$140 Lawn & Garden

Saturday, March 9, 2019