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Events for October 6 — October 12, 2019

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

ServSafe Class-Monroeville

Monroe Co. Board of Education, 109 Pickens Street Monroeville AL, 36460

Food Safety Certified Food Protection Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date.

Address:
Monroe Co. Board of Education
109 Pickens Street
Monroeville, AL 36460

Contact:
Alice Moore
amm0167@aces.edu
(334) 216-0738

Register Online

$130 Food Safety, Baldwin County, Butler County, Clarke County, Conecuh County, Escambia County, Monroe County, Wilcox County

ServSafe Class – Valley

Valley Sportsplex, 130 Sportsplex Drive Valley AL, 36854

Food Safety Certified Food Protection Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date.

Address:
Valley Sportsplex
130 Sportsplex Drive
Valley, AL 36854

Contact:
Janet Johnson
johns16@aces.edu
(334) 703-2237

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Chambers County, Lee County, Randolph County, Tallapoosa County

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

ServSafe Class-Monroeville

Monroe Co. Board of Education, 109 Pickens Street Monroeville AL, 36460

Food Safety Certified Food Protection Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date.

Address:
Monroe Co. Board of Education
109 Pickens Street
Monroeville, AL 36460

Contact:
Alice Moore
amm0167@aces.edu
(334) 216-0738

Register Online

$130 Food Safety, Baldwin County, Butler County, Clarke County, Conecuh County, Escambia County, Monroe County, Wilcox County

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

Bessemer Public Library, 400 19th Street North Bessemer AL, 35020

The 6 classes are designed to educate individuals on how to best control their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels; empower individuals to establish relationships with primary care providers; encourage better nutrition and regular exercise; encourage lifestyle changes that lead to the reduction in the number of limb amputations; express the importance of developing support networks of family, friends and existing community-based social services.

Address:
Bessemer Public Library
400 19th Street North
Bessemer, AL 35020

Contact:
Christina LeVert
Christina.Levert@aces.edu
(334) 292-1559

FREE Home & Family, Jefferson County

Bugs In and Around the Home

Dani Carroll, regional extension agent for Alabama Extension will be presenting the best management practices for insects in and around the home such as termites, roaches, fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and more!

Contact:
Elmore County Extension Office
334-567-6301

FREE- Tea and Water Provided Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Autauga County, Coosa County, Elmore County, Montgomery County, Tallapoosa County

Beef Systems Short Course – Blount County

Blount County Extension Office, 415 Fifth Ave East, Suite A Oneonta AL, 35121

The Beef Systems Short Course is a multi-night lecture series covering the fundamentals of beef production and is geared for new and limited experience producers. There is a $40 registration fee, and all participants will receive a copy of Extension’s recently updated Alabama Beef Handbook.
Topics Covered
• Forages and Nutrition
• Herd Health and Reproduction
• Record Keeping and Environmental Stewardship
• Economics and Meat Science

Address:
Blount County Extension Office
415 Fifth Ave East, Suite A
Oneonta, AL 35121

Contact:
Gerry Thompson
thompgl@aces.edu
(256) 508-2020

Register Online

$40.00 Crop Production, Farming, Livestock, Blount County, Statewide

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Alabama Extension Regional Master Gardener Training – Blount

629 County Road 7, 629 County Road 7 Hayden AL, 35079

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:
629 County Road 7
Hayden, AL 35079

Contact:
Bethany A. O’Rear
bao0004@aces.edu
(205) 612-9524

Register Online

$125.00 Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Blount County

Shelby County Master Gardener Course

56 Kelley Lane, 56 Kelley Lane Columbiana AL, 35051

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:
56 Kelley Lane
Columbiana, AL 35051

Contact:
Nelson D. Wynn
wynnnel@aces.edu
(205) 669-6763

$150 Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Bibb County, Chilton County, Shelby County

Pecan Workshop

279 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, 279 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Heflin AL, 36264

Have you ever wondered why the nuts on your pecan tree are undeveloped? There are several pests that pecan trees can get which decrease the productivity of the tree. Homeowners can not spray big pecan trees like the commercial growers. But, practices such as planting disease resistant trees, along with proper tree care, will help your pecan production.
On Wednesday, October 9th the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be teaching an educational pecan production workshop at the Community Arts Center in Heflin (279 martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Heflin). The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12 noon. Topics to be discussed at this meeting include site selection, cultivar selection, proper planting, fertility, weed control, irrigation, insects, disease, and pecan propagation. There is no registration fee for these meetings but you must pre-register to attend as seating is limited. For more information or to pre-register, please contact the Cleburne County Extension Office at (256) 463-2620.

Address:
279 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Heflin, AL 36264

Contact:
Chip East
eastwil@aces.edu
(256) 846-0314

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Lawn & Garden, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Lee County, Macon County, Randolph County, Russell County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

ServSafe Class – Valley

Valley Sportsplex, 130 Sportsplex Drive Valley AL, 36854

Food Safety Certified Food Protection Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date.

Address:
Valley Sportsplex
130 Sportsplex Drive
Valley, AL 36854

Contact:
Janet Johnson
johns16@aces.edu
(334) 703-2237

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Chambers County, Lee County, Randolph County, Tallapoosa County

Pecan Management Workshop

279 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Heflin, Alabama, 279 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Heflin AL

There is no registration fee but seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Please pre-register by calling the Cleburne County Extension office at 256-463-2620 by Monday, Oct. 7.

Topics to be discussed:

  • site selection
  • varieties for low input plantings
  • proper planting
  • fertilization
  • weed control
  • irrigation
  • grafting
  • insects
  • disease
FREE Farming, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Tree, pecans

Fall High Tunnel Vegetable Workshop

Blue Rooster Farms, 185 Leisure Lane Sterrett AL, 35147

Fall High Tunnel Vegetable Workshop for Small, Beginning, and Experienced Farmers: • Pest Detection & Management, Focusing on Exclusion and Bio-insecticides – Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Entomologist, Auburn University
• Observations with Organic Herbicides, Paper Mulch, Irrigation Monitoring, Cut-flower Production, Floating Row Covers and more – Kirk and Allison Creel of Blue Rooster Farms and Gary Gray, Regional Extension Agent. Lunch will be served so please call the Shelby County Extension Office (205) 669-6764 to Register by 1:00 PM Tuesday, Oct. 8 to register. LOCATION NOTE: 185 Leisure Lane, Sterrett, AL 35147 – Address works on Maps or use the Google Maps coordinates (33.4204561, -86.5799139).
From US 280 travel northeast on CR 43 /Bear Creek Rd. for 6.1 miles and gravel drive is on the right.

Address:
Blue Rooster Farms
185 Leisure Lane
Sterrett, AL 35147

Contact:
Gary Gray
graygar@auburn.edu
(334) 539-2128

FREE Lawn & Garden, Chilton County, Jefferson County, Shelby County

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Fall Preserving- Edible Landscapes & Food Preservation Workshop

Covington County Extension Office, 23952 AL Hwy 55 Andalusia AL, 36420

Will teach you how to preserve your late season fruits and roast pumpkin seeds. We will also cover how to prepare your garden area for the fall.

Address:
Covington County Extension Office
23952 AL Hwy 55
Andalusia, AL 36420

Contact:
Bridgette Brannon
huttobf@auburn.edu
(334) 222-1125

$10 Food Safety, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County

Fall Tri County Master Gardener Class

Tennessee Valley Research Station, 9494 Experimental Loop Road Madison AL, 35756

Learn how to grow a healthy landscape or your own vegetable garden, and serve the community. Become a certified Master Gardener volunteer with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Working together, we support projects like Lunch & Learn, Community Gardens, and Harvest for Health in the three county area.

Address:
Tennessee Valley Research Station
9494 Experimental Loop Road
Madison, AL 35756

Contact:
Rhonda Britton
rcb0003@aces.edu
(256) 532-1578

Register Online

$150.00 Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Limestone County, Madison County, Morgan County

Friday, October 11, 2019

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, Washington County

Food Preservation – Drying Workshop

Millbrook Civic Center, 3168 Park Cir, Millbrook, AL, 36054

Participants will learn the process and procedure for drying fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. They will also learn how to make fruit leathers from fresh fruit such as strawberries and pineapples. Samples will be available for tasting. And all participants will receive a Home Food Preservation Cookbook.

Address:
Millbrook Civic Center
3168 Park Cir,
Millbrook,, AL 36054

Contact:
Janice Hall
jehall@aces.edu
(334) 567-6301

Register Online

$10.00 Food Safety, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Coosa County, Dallas County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lee County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Mobile County, Montgomery County, Pike County, Shelby County St. Clair County, Tallapoosa County

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Beef Systems Short Course – Henry County

Wiregrass Researcg & Extension Center, 167 State Highway 134 E. Headland AL, 36345

The Beef Systems Short Course is a multi-night lecture series covering the fundamentals of beef production and is geared for new and limited experience producers. There is a $40 registration fee, and all participants will receive a copy of Extension’s recently updated Alabama Beef Handbook.

Topics Covered

Forages and Nutrition
Herd Health and Reproduction
Weed Control and Beef Quality Assurance
Record Keeping and Environmental Stewardship
Economics and Meat Science

Address:
Wiregrass Researcg & Extension Center
167 State Highway 134 E.
Headland, AL 36345

Contact:
Rickey Hudson
hudsorg@aces.edu
(334) 726-6814

$40 Crop Production, Farming, Livestock, Henry County, Statewide