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Events for June 23 — June 29, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

SerPIE-ASEMP 2019

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

SerPIE-ASEMPSynergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program for Undergraduates.

Program DateJune 3–July 15, 2019

Program LocationsAlabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL (5 weeks) and Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN (1 week)

Application DeadlineApril 20, 2019

Stipend$1500 for six weeks (travel, meals, and lodging will be provided)

Support: USDA-NIFA grant #2017-38821-26426.

 

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Alabama A&M University (AAMU), and Tennessee State University (TSU) are pleased to announce the second Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program (ASEMP). This summer undergraduate mentorship program is a six-week program that offers students a unique opportunity to explore science and Cooperative Extension-related professions that focus on concepts like pharmaceutical impacts on the environment (PIE). Participants will be placed with mentors from diverse backgrounds to participate in experiential learning activities that enhance their understanding of the impacts that pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) have on animal, human, and environmental health and the best management practices necessary to minimize the risk posed by these hazardous bioactive chemicals.

Apply Online

FREE SerPIE; SerPIE; Urban Extension

Monday, June 24, 2019

SerPIE-ASEMP 2019

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

SerPIE-ASEMPSynergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program for Undergraduates.

Program DateJune 3–July 15, 2019

Program LocationsAlabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL (5 weeks) and Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN (1 week)

Application DeadlineApril 20, 2019

Stipend$1500 for six weeks (travel, meals, and lodging will be provided)

Support: USDA-NIFA grant #2017-38821-26426.

 

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Alabama A&M University (AAMU), and Tennessee State University (TSU) are pleased to announce the second Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program (ASEMP). This summer undergraduate mentorship program is a six-week program that offers students a unique opportunity to explore science and Cooperative Extension-related professions that focus on concepts like pharmaceutical impacts on the environment (PIE). Participants will be placed with mentors from diverse backgrounds to participate in experiential learning activities that enhance their understanding of the impacts that pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) have on animal, human, and environmental health and the best management practices necessary to minimize the risk posed by these hazardous bioactive chemicals.

Apply Online

FREE SerPIE; SerPIE; Urban Extension

Diabetes Support Group Meeting

Dallas County Health Department, 100 Samuel O. Moseley Drive Selma AL, 36701

“Managing Diabetes through Meal Planning” will be the topic for this month’s meeting and will focus on the power that food and nutrition have in diabetes prevention and management. We will also share recipes and have a taste testing where we will sample diabetic friendly recipes. The program is FREE and open to the public.

Address:

Dallas County Health Department

100 Samuel O. Moseley Drive

Selma, AL 36701

Contact:

For more information, contact the Dallas County Extension office at 334-875-3200.

FREE Home & Family

State 4-H Poultry Week: Avian Bowl

Charles C. Miller Poultry Farm, 1088 Auburn Lakes Road Auburn AL, 36832

Alabama 4-H Poultry Week is Monday, June 24 through Wednesday, June 26. Registration is through 4HOnline.

Monday, June 24, is the Avian Bowl. Avian Bowl is a double elimination contest for state teams patterned after other knowledge bowls. Contestants must have a comprehensive knowledge of subject matter for several species of poultry, food safety, physiology, nutrition, eggs, and other related subjects.

Agenda

  • 1 p.m.: Check-in and take the Avian Bowl seeding test
  • 2 p.m.: 4-H Avian Bowl, Juniors will start first

Contact Brigid McCrea for more information.

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$ Alabama 4-H

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

SerPIE-ASEMP 2019

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

SerPIE-ASEMPSynergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program for Undergraduates.

Program DateJune 3–July 15, 2019

Program LocationsAlabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL (5 weeks) and Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN (1 week)

Application DeadlineApril 20, 2019

Stipend$1500 for six weeks (travel, meals, and lodging will be provided)

Support: USDA-NIFA grant #2017-38821-26426.

 

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Alabama A&M University (AAMU), and Tennessee State University (TSU) are pleased to announce the second Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program (ASEMP). This summer undergraduate mentorship program is a six-week program that offers students a unique opportunity to explore science and Cooperative Extension-related professions that focus on concepts like pharmaceutical impacts on the environment (PIE). Participants will be placed with mentors from diverse backgrounds to participate in experiential learning activities that enhance their understanding of the impacts that pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) have on animal, human, and environmental health and the best management practices necessary to minimize the risk posed by these hazardous bioactive chemicals.

Apply Online

FREE SerPIE; SerPIE; Urban Extension

State 4-H Poultry Week: Poultry Judging Contest

Charles C. Miller Poultry Farm, 1088 Auburn Lakes Road Auburn AL, 36832

Alabama 4-H Poultry Week is Monday, June 24 through Wednesday, June 26. Registration is through 4HOnline.

Tuesday, June 25, is the Poultry Judging Contest. The Poultry Judging Contest teaches participants to make decisions in an orderly manner, use reasoning skills, and to communicate decisions. They also learn to use USDA grading criteria to determine quality of ready-to-cook poultry and eggs.

Agenda

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Check-in
  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Poultry Judging Contest
  • 3 p.m.: Winners announced

Contact Brigid McCrea for more information.

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$ Alabama 4-H

Home Food Preservation Course – Talladega

Lincoln High School Family and Consumer Science Department, Lincoln High School Family and Consumer Science Department Lincoln AL, 35096

This is a 2 day class that will cover preserving foods in the home using a water bath canner for high acid foods and using a pressure canner for low acid foods. We will also cover freezing, drying, pickling and fermenting foods. Please contact Angela Treadaway at atreadaw@aces.edu or Dani Reams at acr0087@auburn.edu for a schedule of items we will preserve each day.

Address:
Lincoln High School Family and Consumer Science Department
Lincoln, AL 35096

Contact:
Angela Treadaway
atreadaw@aces.edu
(205) 410-3696

50 Food Safety

Canning Workshop – Montgomery

Montgomery Extension Office, 5340 Atlanta Hwy Montgomery AL, 36109

Food preservation workshop designed to teach participants safe canning methods through use of waterbath canning, pressure, freezing, drying, and pickling canning methods. The water bath canning method will be demonstrated. Participants learn the principles of proper selection and washing of all fruits and vegetables; proper equipment selection for canning type to prevent botulism; selection of products and gadgets used for canning; importance of using USDA approved recipes; techniques that will yield high quality and safe products. Upon completion, the participants are given an evaluation to assess knowledge. Participants were given an Extension Food Preservation Cookbook to enforce safe use of approved recipes.
Samples will also be given.

Address:
Montgomery Extension Office
5340 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL 36109

Contact:
Janice Hall
jehall@aces.edu
334-270-4133

Register Online

$10 Food Safety

ServSafe Training/ Pike

Pike County Extension Office, 306 South Three Notch Street Troy AL, 36081

This is a food safety course for food permit holders that is required by law. The certification is good for 5 years.

Address:
Pike County Extension Office
306 South Three Notch Street
Troy, AL 36081

Contact:
Bridgette Brannon
huttobf@auburn.edu
334-714-1248

Register Online

$130 if pay online with credit card or $140 if pay Food Safety

Autauga – DEEP – Living with Diabetes

Doster Community Center, 424 S. Northington Street Prattville AL, 36067

Got Sugar? Help control your diabetes with FREE classes.
Who? Participants with diabetes or pre-diabetes, family members, and caregivers
What? Free diabetes education classes
Find out about:
• Diabetes and its risks
• Healthy eating and exercise
• Talking with your health care team
• Managing medications
Where? Doster Community Center, 424 S. Northington St.Prattville , AL
When? 10:00 -11:30am June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th

Address:
Doster Community Center
424 S. Northington Street
Prattville, AL 36067

Contact:
Helen H Jones
herndhj@aces.edu
(334) 201-6775

FREE Home & Family

Backyard Beekeeping Basics

211 1st St, 211 1st St Decatur AL, 35601

Beekeeping is a growing hobby in Alabama. This workshop will show you what it takes to keep bees before you invest in equipment and bees. Topics will include bee biology, hive parts, equipment, when to expect honey, when and how to purchase bees, how much time you will need to devote to beekeeping, and how to prevent hive problems. There will be an observation hive on hand to get a look inside a beehive (weather permitting) as well as hive parts and equipment to see. The class is free, but please pre-register.

Address:
211 1st St
Decatur, AL 35601

Contact:
Allyson Shabel
ams0137@aces.edu
(256) 612-6766

FREE Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden; Urban Extension

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

SerPIE-ASEMP 2019

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

SerPIE-ASEMPSynergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program for Undergraduates.

Program DateJune 3–July 15, 2019

Program LocationsAlabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL (5 weeks) and Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN (1 week)

Application DeadlineApril 20, 2019

Stipend$1500 for six weeks (travel, meals, and lodging will be provided)

Support: USDA-NIFA grant #2017-38821-26426.

 

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Alabama A&M University (AAMU), and Tennessee State University (TSU) are pleased to announce the second Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program (ASEMP). This summer undergraduate mentorship program is a six-week program that offers students a unique opportunity to explore science and Cooperative Extension-related professions that focus on concepts like pharmaceutical impacts on the environment (PIE). Participants will be placed with mentors from diverse backgrounds to participate in experiential learning activities that enhance their understanding of the impacts that pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) have on animal, human, and environmental health and the best management practices necessary to minimize the risk posed by these hazardous bioactive chemicals.

Apply Online

FREE SerPIE; SerPIE; Urban Extension

State 4-H Poultry Week: Egg Cookery & Poultry Que

Auburn University Beef Teaching Unit, 500 Shug Jordan Parkway Auburn AL, 36849

Alabama 4-H Poultry Week is Monday, June 24 through Wednesday, June 26. Registration is through 4HOnline.

Wednesday, June 26, is Egg Cookery and Poultry Que. In Egg Cookery, contestants must prepare an egg dish, demonstrate presentation skills, and incorporate knowledge of the egg industry, food safety, egg quality and nutrition.

The Poultry Que contest involves skills in barbecuing and preparation of a product. Senior level participants give a presentation that demonstrates knowledge of the subject industry, food safety, and product attributes.

Agenda

  • 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Check-in; Setup grills and cookery equipment
  • 9 a.m.: 4-H Pledge and general announcements
  • 9:15 a.m.: Egg Cookery Prep Room Closes
  • 9:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Poultry Que at Auburn University Beef Teaching Unit
  • 1 p.m.: Give presentations; All Senior I and II BBQ members
  • 3 p.m.: Awards and Clean-up

Contact Brigid McCrea for more information.

Alabama 4-H social media icons

$ Alabama 4-H

Home Food Preservation Course – Talladega

Lincoln High School Family and Consumer Science Department, Lincoln High School Family and Consumer Science Department Lincoln AL, 35096

This is a 2 day class that will cover preserving foods in the home using a water bath canner for high acid foods and using a pressure canner for low acid foods. We will also cover freezing, drying, pickling and fermenting foods. Please contact Angela Treadaway at atreadaw@aces.edu or Dani Reams at acr0087@auburn.edu for a schedule of items we will preserve each day.

Address:
Lincoln High School Family and Consumer Science Department
Lincoln, AL 35096

Contact:
Angela Treadaway
atreadaw@aces.edu
(205) 410-3696

50 Food Safety

Canning Workshop – Autauga

Autauga County Extension Office, 2226 Hwy 14 West (Auditorium) Autaugaville AL, 36003

Food preservation workshop designed to teach participants safe canning methods through use of waterbath canning, pressure, freezing, drying, and pickling canning methods. The water bath canning method will be demonstrated. Participants learn the principles of proper selection and washing of all fruits and vegetables; proper equipment selection for canning type to prevent botulism; selection of products and gadgets used for canning; importance of using USDA approved recipes; techniques that will yield high quality and safe products. Upon completion, the participants are given an evaluation to assess knowledge. Participants were given an Extension Food Preservation Cookbook to enforce safe use of approved recipes.Samples will also be given.

Address:
Autauga County Extension Office
2226 Hwy 14 West (Auditorium)
Autaugaville, AL 36003

Contact:
Janice Hall
jehall@aces.edu
334-361-7273

Register Online

$10.00 Food Safety

ServSafe Training/ Pike

Pike County Extension Office, 306 South Three Notch Street Troy AL, 36081

This is a food safety course for food permit holders that is required by law. The certification is good for 5 years.

Address:
Pike County Extension Office
306 South Three Notch Street
Troy, AL 36081

Contact:
Bridgette Brannon
huttobf@auburn.edu
334-714-1248

Register Online

$130 if pay online with credit card or $140 if pay Food Safety

Calhoun Co. Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn is a series of free gardening programs sponsored by the Calhoun County Master Gardeners & the Calhoun County Commission. Held the 4th Wednesday of each month, April through September. Bring your lunch & learn with us!June 26th: A Guided Walk Through Cane Creek Community Gardens” with MGs Linda McDaniel & Skeeter Sims

Location: Cane Creek Gardens, 77 Justice Ave, McClellan

Contact: David West, 256-237-1621, westdah@aces.edu

 

FREE Lawn & Garden

Vegetable Workshop and Farm Demonstration

Rural Heritage Center, 133 Six Avenue, Rural Heritage Center, 133 Six Avenue Thomaston AL, 36783

Plasticulture and Drip Irrigation
• High Tunnel Management and Profitability
• Small Farm Budgeting
• Produce Safety
• NRCS Updates
• Demonstration Farm at Rural Heritage Center

Address:
Rural Heritage Center, 133 Six Avenue
Thomaston, AL 36783

Contact:
Sam Boring
stb0042@aces.edu
(205) 609-7771

FREE Lawn & Garden

Thursday, June 27, 2019

SerPIE-ASEMP 2019

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

SerPIE-ASEMPSynergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program for Undergraduates.

Program DateJune 3–July 15, 2019

Program LocationsAlabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL (5 weeks) and Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN (1 week)

Application DeadlineApril 20, 2019

Stipend$1500 for six weeks (travel, meals, and lodging will be provided)

Support: USDA-NIFA grant #2017-38821-26426.

 

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Alabama A&M University (AAMU), and Tennessee State University (TSU) are pleased to announce the second Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program (ASEMP). This summer undergraduate mentorship program is a six-week program that offers students a unique opportunity to explore science and Cooperative Extension-related professions that focus on concepts like pharmaceutical impacts on the environment (PIE). Participants will be placed with mentors from diverse backgrounds to participate in experiential learning activities that enhance their understanding of the impacts that pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) have on animal, human, and environmental health and the best management practices necessary to minimize the risk posed by these hazardous bioactive chemicals.

Apply Online

FREE SerPIE; SerPIE; Urban Extension

IPM Scout School and Field Day: Cucurbit Production

Snow’s Bend Farm 1719 Ridgedale Drive, Snow’s Bend Farm 1719 Ridgedale Drive Tuscaloosa AL, 35401

Discussion topics: Insect pest identification & scouting; pest exclusion, trap crop, and microbial control practices; general farm tour

Address:
Snow’s Bend Farm 1719 Ridgedale Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Contact:
Sam Boring
stb0042@aces.edu
(205) 609-7771

FREE Lawn & Garden

Basic of Irrigation for Fruit, Vegetable and Lawns Meeting

Elmore County Extension Office 340 Queen Ann Road, Elmore County Extension Office 340 Queen Ann Road Wetumpka AL, 36092

Topics: Basic of Drip Irrigation
Crop Water Requirements
Plasticulture and Turfgrass Irrigation

Address:
Elmore County Extension Office 340 Queen Ann Road
Wetumpka, AL 36092

Contact:
Katrina Mitchell
mitchk1@aces.edu
(334) 567-6301

FREE Crop Production; Farming; Lawn & Garden

Back 2 Basics Food Myths & Food Labels

Extension Professionals will be on hand to provide educational information on the use of Bioengineering in developing our food. The workshop will address the safety of this technology, what is a GMO, how many are there, and what the USDA is asking the food industry to identify as “Bioengineered”. Workshop begins at 1:00pm, arrive early for registration. Seating is limited, call for registration.

Address:
Agribition Center 4925 Moores Mill Rd. Huntsville, AL 35811

Contact:
Nancy McCrary
mccrann@auburn.edu
256-372-4937

No Fee: Seating is limited, please call to registe Food Safety; Lawn & Garden; Livestock; Poultry; Urban Extension

Wild Pig Management Seminar

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.

Please contact the Wiregrass Research and Extension Center (334-693-3800) to register for this event.

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

Contact:
Bence Carter
jbc0057@auburn.edu
334-389-4055

FREE Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

Friday, June 28, 2019

SerPIE-ASEMP 2019

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

SerPIE-ASEMPSynergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program for Undergraduates.

Program DateJune 3–July 15, 2019

Program LocationsAlabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL (5 weeks) and Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN (1 week)

Application DeadlineApril 20, 2019

Stipend$1500 for six weeks (travel, meals, and lodging will be provided)

Support: USDA-NIFA grant #2017-38821-26426.

 

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Alabama A&M University (AAMU), and Tennessee State University (TSU) are pleased to announce the second Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program (ASEMP). This summer undergraduate mentorship program is a six-week program that offers students a unique opportunity to explore science and Cooperative Extension-related professions that focus on concepts like pharmaceutical impacts on the environment (PIE). Participants will be placed with mentors from diverse backgrounds to participate in experiential learning activities that enhance their understanding of the impacts that pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) have on animal, human, and environmental health and the best management practices necessary to minimize the risk posed by these hazardous bioactive chemicals.

Apply Online

FREE SerPIE; SerPIE; Urban Extension

Farmers Market

13486 St Stephens Ave, 13486 St Stephens Ave Chatom AL, 36518

Starting May 1st through November 1st, farmers from all over will be stationed at 13486 St. Stephens Ave. for the annual Washington County Farmers’ Market! Please come out and shop local as well as learn more about your local Extension office and what it has to offer!

Address:
13486 St Stephens Ave
Chatom, AL 36518

Contact:
Sabra Johnson
sej0025@aces.edu
251-847-2295

FREE Crop Production; Farming; Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden; Livestock; Poultry

Saturday, June 29, 2019

SerPIE-ASEMP 2019

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

SerPIE-ASEMPSynergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program for Undergraduates.

Program DateJune 3–July 15, 2019

Program LocationsAlabama A&M University, Huntsville, AL (5 weeks) and Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN (1 week)

Application DeadlineApril 20, 2019

Stipend$1500 for six weeks (travel, meals, and lodging will be provided)

Support: USDA-NIFA grant #2017-38821-26426.

 

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Alabama A&M University (AAMU), and Tennessee State University (TSU) are pleased to announce the second Agricultural Science Extension Mentorship Program (ASEMP). This summer undergraduate mentorship program is a six-week program that offers students a unique opportunity to explore science and Cooperative Extension-related professions that focus on concepts like pharmaceutical impacts on the environment (PIE). Participants will be placed with mentors from diverse backgrounds to participate in experiential learning activities that enhance their understanding of the impacts that pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) have on animal, human, and environmental health and the best management practices necessary to minimize the risk posed by these hazardous bioactive chemicals.

Apply Online

FREE SerPIE; SerPIE; Urban Extension