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Events for November 10 — November 16, 2019

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

Commercial Aquaponics Workshop

E.W. Shell Fisheries Research Center AL

Auburn University’s Aquaculture and Fisheries Business Institute is proud to announce their newest workshop series, which focuses on commercial aquaponics. Our team of highly successful presenters are planning a jam-packed 3-day schedule of practical information that can be used to implement a successful addition to your existing aquaculture facility or create a completely new operation. The Workshop will be held November 11-13, 2019 at the E.W. Shell Fisheries Research Center (two days at E.W. Shell Fisheries Station and a one-day field trip to a commercial aquaponics facility). For additional detailed information, please visit the AFBI website or contact Amy Stone or Dr. Terry Hanson.

Topics that will be covered include

  • Water Quality
  • Fish Production
  • Plant Production
  • Production Management
  • Marketing
  • Food Modernization Safety Act Procedures
  • System Design
  • Pest Management

Registration is limited to the first 30 people so secure your spot early. The registration fee is $1000 and includes a notebook with speaker presentations, hands-on activities, snack breaks and a USB drive with additional digital content. The deadline to register is midnight on November 4th but to secure your spot register today.

Cancellation Policy

If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original registration payment will receive:

  1. a full refund, less an administrative fee of $25, if the cancellation request is received in writing more than 15 days of the start of the session;
  2. a refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received in writing less than 15 days of the start of the session, but before 48 Hours out;
  3. no refunds within 48 hours of the workshop start date or after the session is in progress.

Note: A registration may be transferred to another person. Auburn University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment. If a course is canceled due to low enrollment, registration fees are refunded in full.

Register Online

$1000 aquaculture, Fish & Water, Aquaponics, Commercial Aquaponics

High Tunnel Vegetable Workshop

605 Old Federal Road, 605 Old Federal Road Shorter AL, 36075

• Introduction to Joy Haven Farm/How to Get Started – Shelia Dicks
• Pest Detection & Management, Focusing on Exclusion and Bio-insecticides – Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Entomologist, Auburn University
• Drip Irrigation – Dr. Chip East, Regional Extension Agent, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Address:
605 Old Federal Road
Shorter, AL 36075

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

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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Commercial Aquaponics Workshop

E.W. Shell Fisheries Research Center AL

Auburn University’s Aquaculture and Fisheries Business Institute is proud to announce their newest workshop series, which focuses on commercial aquaponics. Our team of highly successful presenters are planning a jam-packed 3-day schedule of practical information that can be used to implement a successful addition to your existing aquaculture facility or create a completely new operation. The Workshop will be held November 11-13, 2019 at the E.W. Shell Fisheries Research Center (two days at E.W. Shell Fisheries Station and a one-day field trip to a commercial aquaponics facility). For additional detailed information, please visit the AFBI website or contact Amy Stone or Dr. Terry Hanson.

Topics that will be covered include

  • Water Quality
  • Fish Production
  • Plant Production
  • Production Management
  • Marketing
  • Food Modernization Safety Act Procedures
  • System Design
  • Pest Management

Registration is limited to the first 30 people so secure your spot early. The registration fee is $1000 and includes a notebook with speaker presentations, hands-on activities, snack breaks and a USB drive with additional digital content. The deadline to register is midnight on November 4th but to secure your spot register today.

Cancellation Policy

If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original registration payment will receive:

  1. a full refund, less an administrative fee of $25, if the cancellation request is received in writing more than 15 days of the start of the session;
  2. a refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received in writing less than 15 days of the start of the session, but before 48 Hours out;
  3. no refunds within 48 hours of the workshop start date or after the session is in progress.

Note: A registration may be transferred to another person. Auburn University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment. If a course is canceled due to low enrollment, registration fees are refunded in full.

Register Online

$1000 aquaculture, Fish & Water, Aquaponics, Commercial Aquaponics

Alabama Water Watch Water Chemistry Monitoring Workshop

Birmingham Zoo Learning Center (Near New Front Entrance), 2360 Cahaba Road Birmingham AL, 35223

Workshop Description: Become a certified volunteer water quality monitor! Test physical and chemical characteristics of water to determine pollution sources and long-term trends in water quality. Six variables are measured with a customized test kit, and results can be compared with water quality standards that define conditions for healthy waterbodies.

Address:
Birmingham Zoo Learning Center (Near New Front Entrance)
2360 Cahaba Road
Birmingham, AL 35223

Contact:
Alabama Water Watch
awwprog@auburn.edu
(334) 844-4785

Register Online

FREE Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Jefferson County

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

Parnell Memorial Library, 277 Par Drive Montevallo AL, 35115

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:
Parnell Memorial Library
277 Par Drive
Montevallo, AL 35115

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

FREE Home & Family, Shelby County

Wiregrass Lunch and Learn

445 N Oates St, 445 N Oates St Dothan AL, 36303

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

Address:
445 N Oates St
Dothan, AL 36303

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

FREE Lawn & Garden, Houston County

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Commercial Aquaponics Workshop

E.W. Shell Fisheries Research Center AL

Auburn University’s Aquaculture and Fisheries Business Institute is proud to announce their newest workshop series, which focuses on commercial aquaponics. Our team of highly successful presenters are planning a jam-packed 3-day schedule of practical information that can be used to implement a successful addition to your existing aquaculture facility or create a completely new operation. The Workshop will be held November 11-13, 2019 at the E.W. Shell Fisheries Research Center (two days at E.W. Shell Fisheries Station and a one-day field trip to a commercial aquaponics facility). For additional detailed information, please visit the AFBI website or contact Amy Stone or Dr. Terry Hanson.

Topics that will be covered include

  • Water Quality
  • Fish Production
  • Plant Production
  • Production Management
  • Marketing
  • Food Modernization Safety Act Procedures
  • System Design
  • Pest Management

Registration is limited to the first 30 people so secure your spot early. The registration fee is $1000 and includes a notebook with speaker presentations, hands-on activities, snack breaks and a USB drive with additional digital content. The deadline to register is midnight on November 4th but to secure your spot register today.

Cancellation Policy

If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original registration payment will receive:

  1. a full refund, less an administrative fee of $25, if the cancellation request is received in writing more than 15 days of the start of the session;
  2. a refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received in writing less than 15 days of the start of the session, but before 48 Hours out;
  3. no refunds within 48 hours of the workshop start date or after the session is in progress.

Note: A registration may be transferred to another person. Auburn University reserves the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment. If a course is canceled due to low enrollment, registration fees are refunded in full.

Register Online

$1000 aquaculture, Fish & Water, Aquaponics, Commercial Aquaponics

2019 Pesticide Clean Day

Macon County AL

A Pesticide Clean Day is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 13 in Macon County. This program will allow farmers, pesticide applicators and dealers, pest control operators, and nursery workers to bring unwanted pesticides for safe and environmentally sound disposal. This disposal is conducted by an independent contractor and will not threaten the environment. There is no cost for disposal and there will be no questions asked as to why a person has any product.

Products

Products that will be disposed of include pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and rodenticides. People who have products with lost registration, illegible labels, are out of date, or are any of the mentioned products above that they cannot use, are encouraged to take advantage of this program. This allows people to protect the health of themselves and their employees, as well as their property and the environment.

Materials that will be accepted include both known and unidentifiable pesticide waste, such as insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other products such as defoliants, adjuvants, and growth retardants.

Materials that will not be accepted include, but are not limited to the following:

  • explosives or ordinance materials
  • compressed gas cylinders
  • petroleum products (motor oil)
  • paints
  • tires
  • medical waste
  • radioactive materials
  • dioxin precursors
  • seeds

The maximum amount accepted per vehicle will not exceed 1,000 pounds. If people have more than 1,000 pounds of material, please contact Daniel Sheffield, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, at 334-240-7236, to see if special arrangements can be made for disposal of these unwanted pesticide products.

Registration

Funds are limited to perform this service. Because of this, registration for disposal is required. Registration forms will be considered on a first come, first served basis. When there are enough forms received that total 52,000 pounds of unwanted products, no additional products can be disposed. Times of disposal will be announced after and person registers and is contacted. The event will end when the truck is full.

Please contact your county Extension office to get the Clean Day registration form. Forms can be returned to your county Extension office or faxed to Daniel Sheffield at 334-240-7168 on or before Nov. 11, if no overpack is required. People will be contacted and provided with all the collection details once their registration form is received. This makes it important that all forms are completely filled out and that adequate and accurate information is provided.

 

This program is conducted as a service to the public and is a joint effort between the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. For more information or to ask any questions, please contact your county Extension office or Sheffield at the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries at (334) 240-7236.

FREE Farming, Pesticides, Products & Programs, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, Clean Day Pesticide Disposal Day, Pesticide Collection Day, Pesticide Disposal Day, Pesticide Safety

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

Alabama Water Watch Bacteriological Monitoring Workshop

Birmingham Zoo Lodge, 2630 Cahaba Road Birmingham AL, 35223

Workshop Description: Get certified as a volunteer water bacteriological monitor! Learn to detect levels of E.coli and other coliform bacteria in water as indicators of contamination. Determine if water is safe for drinking, swimming and aquatic life.

Address:
Birmingham Zoo Lodge
2630 Cahaba Road
Birmingham, AL 35223

Contact:
Alabama Water Watch
awwprog@auburn.edu
(334) 844-4785

Register Online

FREE Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Jefferson County

DEEP Train the Trainer

Tuscaloosa County Extension Office, 2513 7th Street Tuscaloosa AL, 35401

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) Certification program is a workshop that trains community leaders on the basic skills and knowledge necessary to become effective educators in diabetes. The program uses interactive group activities and adult education methodologies. The community leaders attend a 20-hour workshop and are eligible for certification as a peer educators. Come be a part of the fight against diabetes.

Address:
Tuscaloosa County Extension Office
2513 7th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Contact:
Tera Glenn
tkg0001@aces.edu
(205) 561-4094

Register Online

$100.00 Home & Family, Bibb County, Greene County, Hale County, Jefferson County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County

Demonstration and Research Training and Exam

Alfa Building, 961 South Donahue Dr. Auburn AL, 36849

D&R training and exam. This training is for individuals that will be using restricted use pesticides in a demonstration or research capacity. This is required for ANR REAs.

Schedule

  • 8:15 – 8:30Introductions and Welcome
  • 8:30 – 9:15Pesticides and the Environment – Sonja Thomas
  • 9:15 – 10:15Economic Injury – Max Runge
  • 10:15 – 10:30Break
  • 10:30 – 11:15Rules and Regulations – John Nabors
  • 11:15 – 12:00Pesticide Formulations – David Han
  • 12:00 – 1:00Lunch Provided
  • 1:00 – 2:00Pesticide Application – Fudd Graham
  • 2:00 – 2:15Break
  • 2:30 – 3:30Calibration
  • 3:30 – untilD&R Examination – Alabama Department of Agriculture Inspectors

Address:
Alfa Building
961 South Donahue Dr
Auburn, AL 36849

Contact:
Sonja Thomas
sbt0010@auburn.edu
(334) 844-8832

Register Online

$160 Pesticides, Statewide

Alabama Water Watch Bacteriological Monitoring Workshop

Weeks Bay Reserve Auditorium, 11300 US Hwy 98 Fairhope AL, 36532

Pre-registration recommended. Get certified as a volunteer water bacteriological monitor! Learn to detect levels of E.coli and other coliform bacteria in water as indicators of contamination. Determine if water is safe for drinking, swimming and aquatic life.

Address:
Weeks Bay Reserve Auditorium
11300 US Hwy 98
Fairhope, AL 36532

Contact:
Mike Shelton
mike.shelton@dcnr.alabama.gov
(251) 490-8968

Register Online

FREE Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Baldwin County, Clarke County, Conecuh County, Escambia County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Washington County

Thursday, November 14, 2019

DEEP Train the Trainer

Tuscaloosa County Extension Office, 2513 7th Street Tuscaloosa AL, 35401

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) Certification program is a workshop that trains community leaders on the basic skills and knowledge necessary to become effective educators in diabetes. The program uses interactive group activities and adult education methodologies. The community leaders attend a 20-hour workshop and are eligible for certification as a peer educators. Come be a part of the fight against diabetes.

Address:
Tuscaloosa County Extension Office
2513 7th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Contact:
Tera Glenn
tkg0001@aces.edu
(205) 561-4094

Register Online

$100.00 Home & Family, Bibb County, Greene County, Hale County, Jefferson County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County

Fall High Tunnel Workshop

801 Main Street NW, 801 Main Street NW Hanceville AL, 35077

Fall High Tunnel Workshop that will cover pest exclusion fabric data, high tunnel management, insect management, nutrient management and irrigation. location of event is Wallace State Community College Main Campus Jack Hopper Forestry and Greenhouses

Address:
801 Main Street NW
Hanceville, AL 35077

Contact:
Eric Schavey
ets0003@aces.edu
(256) 504-0351

FREE Lawn & Garden, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County

Fermentation and Pickling of Vegetables – Calhoun County

Calhoun County Office, County Administration Building, 1702 Noble Street, Suite 108 Anniston AL, 36201; Calhoun County

Remember how your grandmother and great grandmother use to have crocks setting around with sauerkraut or fermented pickles in them? Or do you remember helping them cut the cabbage up or get the cucumbers ready? Those were the good old days! Science is proving more and more today that fermented foods are good for our gut health and digestive system.

We eat so many processed foods and eat out a lot more than our grandparents did. Fermented foods along with a diet higher in fruits and vegetables is what we need to help protect our gut health and immune system. In this class, we will discuss the proper preservation procedures for preparing fermented foods and then how to process low and high acid foods. Each person will make a jar of sauerkraut to carry home and ferment.

Address:
Calhoun County Extension Office
1702 Noble St, Suite 108
Anniston, AL 36201

Contact:
Angela Treadaway
treadas@aces.edu
(205) 669-6763

Register Online

$15 Home Food Preservation, Statewide

Lauderdale County Hay Production Meeting

Lauderdale County Extension Office, 802 Veterens Drive Florence AL, 35630

This program will focus on producing quality hay and interpreting forage analysis.

Address:
Lauderdale County Extension Office
802 Veterens Drive
Florence, AL 35630

Contact:
Paul Vining
tpv0001@aces.edu
(256) 214-9630

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Livestock, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Marion County, Walker County, Winston County

Friday, November 15, 2019

DEEP Train the Trainer

Tuscaloosa County Extension Office, 2513 7th Street Tuscaloosa AL, 35401

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) Certification program is a workshop that trains community leaders on the basic skills and knowledge necessary to become effective educators in diabetes. The program uses interactive group activities and adult education methodologies. The community leaders attend a 20-hour workshop and are eligible for certification as a peer educators. Come be a part of the fight against diabetes.

Address:
Tuscaloosa County Extension Office
2513 7th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Contact:
Tera Glenn
tkg0001@aces.edu
(205) 561-4094

Register Online

$100.00 Home & Family, Bibb County, Greene County, Hale County, Jefferson County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Troy Recycles Day

Troy Lowe’s Parking Lot, 1421 US Highway 231 S Troy AL, 36081

Join us at the Troy Recycles Day Saturday, Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Troy, Alabama.

Items that can be recycled include:

  • computers
  • flat screen tv’s or monitors
  • 1-5 plastics
  • paper
  • cardboard
  • cell phones
  • batteries
    • Lead Acid, NiCad, Nickel Metal, Lithium-Ion, and Rechargeable Tool Batteries only.
  • metals
  • metal appliances
  • bikes
  • documents for shredding.

Please note that drop off items to be shredded is limited to 10 bags or boxes per household/organization. The document shredder on site is provided by courtesy of First National Bank and Troy Bank and Trust.

Alabama Extension will be on site with many other partners to assist in:

  • paper shredding
  • electronics recycling
  • battery recycling
  • metal recycling
  • regular recycling

The following items will not be accepted:

  • AAA-D batteries
  • CRT or tube TV/monitors
  • hazardous waste
  • tires
  • fluorescent tubes
  • paint or wet/leaking paint cans

More Information

For more information, contact the city of Troy at 311-670-6025 or Phillip Carter, an Alabama Extension urban regional agent, at (334) 794-4108 or phillc2@aces.edu.

FREE Natural Resources, Urban Extension, Dale County, Document Shredding, E-waste, Electronic Waste, Houston County, Pike County, recycle, Recycling Day, Troy, urban

WINTER GARDENING EVENT

4801 Montgomery Highway, 4801 Montgomery Highway Dothan AL, 36303

The Key to Year Round Vegetables!
• Selecting Kitchen Herbs and Microgreens
• Hands-on Demonstration and Planting
• Tips for Your Home Garden
This program is FREE to the public! We invite all gardeners to attend!

Address:
4801 Montgomery Highway
Dothan, AL 36303

Contact:
Lucy Edwards
lee0003@auburn.edu
(334) 774-2329

FREE Lawn & Garden, Coffee County, Dale County, Henry County, Houston County