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Events for January 24 — January 30, 2021

Most Extension events will be offered exclusively online due to coronavirus concerns. In limited cases, certain events may be offered in-person following health and safety recommendations from the University and public health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Monday, January 25, 2021

ServSafe-Mobile County

Mobile County Extension Office, 1070 Schillinger Road North Mobile AL, 36608

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. Seating is limited. COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

Address:
Mobile County Extension Office
1070 Schillinger Road North
Mobile, AL 36608

Contact:
Rebecca Catalena
rjc0026@auburn.edu
(251) 234-1050

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Baldwin County, Mobile County

ServSafe Class – Talladega

132 Court Street North, 132 Court Street North Talladega AL, 35160

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:
132 Court Street North
Talladega, AL 35160

Contact:
Dani Reams
acr0087@auburn.edu
(256) 368-1694

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Calhoun County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Randolph County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Meaningful Monday: Estate Planning Series

Online

Weekly series hosted by Alabama Extension,
AARP Alabama, and Faulkner University Jones School of Law.
These sessions will provide insight on preparation for
organization and advance planning.

TOPICS INCLUDE: Organizing Important Papers (1/25), Advance Planning Documents General Overview (2/1), Alabama Healthcare Directive (2/8), Financial Powers of Attorney (2/15), and Last Will and Testament (2/22)

Contact:
Danielle Rudolph
ddr0007@aces.edu
(334) 201-2847

http://www.aces.edu/go/MeaningfulMondayII

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Henry County RUP Training

Hwy 134 East, Hwy 134 East Headland AL, 36345-1566

RUP Training for Private Applicators/ CEU’s are offered for Commercial Applicators
$20 training fee covers meal/ $25 additional permit fee to ADAI

Address:
Hwy 134 East
Headland, AL 36345-1566

Contact:
James D. Jones
jonesja@aces.edu
(334)-585-6416

$20 Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Poultry, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County Houston County, Pike County

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Private Pesticide Applicator Training and Testing

Marengo County Extension Office, 2400 East Coats Ave. Linden AL, 36748

This event provides training and testing for private applicator license required by growers to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides on their farm or operation. A written exam follows the training. There is a fee of $20 payable to ACES at the door. Due to COVID, registration is limited to 20 and preregistration is required. Participants must bring and wear a facemask in accordance with COVID guidelines. Please contact Rudy Yates to register and for additional information on this event.

Address:
Marengo County Extension Office
2400 East Coats Ave.
Linden, AL 36748

Contact:
Rudy Yates
yatesrp@aces.edu
(334) 295-5959

$20 Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Poultry, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Greene County, Hale County, Marengo County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County Wilcox County

Servsafe – Shelby County

Shelby County Extension Office, 56 Kelly Lane Colubjiana AL, 35051

Food Safety Certification that meets State Health Department Requirements for those working in food service

Address:
Shelby County Extension Office
56 Kelly Lane
Colubjiana, AL 35051

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

Register Online

$140.00 Food Safety, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) Train-the-Trainer

Online

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 peer educators. Come be a part of the fight against diabetes.

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

Register Online

$100.00 Home & Family, Online, Statewide

Private Pesticide Applicator Training & Testing

Cherokee Co Chamber Room, 801 Cedar Bluff Highway Centre AL, 35960

This event allows individuals to training and test the same day to receive or renew their 3-year permit to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides. Cost is $20 by check at the door.

Address:
Cherokee Co Chamber Room
801 Cedar Bluff Highway
Centre, AL 35960

Contact:
Norm Haley
nvh0001@aces.edu
(256) 574-2143

$20.00 Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Poultry, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County

ServSafe – Phenix City

Troy University – Phenix City Campus, 1510 Whitewater Avenue Phenix City AL, 36867

Food Protection Manager Certification Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Registration limited to first 20 registrants. Pre-registration required. Class starts at 9 am EST (8 am CST).

Address:
Troy University – Phenix City Campus
1510 Whitewater Avenue
Phenix City, AL 36867

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Barbour County, Bullock County, Chambers County, Dale County, Elmore County, Henry County, Lee County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Pike County, Russell County, Tallapoosa County

ServSafe-Mobile County

Mobile County Extension Office, 1070 Schillinger Road North Mobile AL, 36608

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. Seating is limited. COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

Address:
Mobile County Extension Office
1070 Schillinger Road North
Mobile, AL 36608

Contact:
Rebecca Catalena
rjc0026@auburn.edu
(251) 234-1050

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Baldwin County, Mobile County

Servsafe Training/ Covington

23952 Alabama Hwy 55, 23952 Alabama Hwy 55 Andalusia AL, 36420

This is a food safety course for food permit holders in and around Covington County. This course is a nationally accredited program from the National Restaurant Association and participant must pass an exam and score at least 75 to receive certification.

Address:
23952 Alabama Hwy 55
Andalusia, AL 36420

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Geneva County

GOAL Diggers Financial Literacy for youth and young adults

228-F Binford Dr., 228-F Binford Dr. Huntsville AL, 35805

Join us to learn how to actively pursue your goals by becoming a Goal Digger. Participants will engage in hands-on learning activities to Develop SMART Goals, Create a Vision Board, Make Planned Buying Decisions, Create a Spending Plan and learn the importance of building and maintaining good credit.

Address:
228-F Binford Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35805

Contact:
Donna Gullatte
jonesdl@auburn.edu
(256) 541-3580

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Autauga County, Baldwin County, Bibb County, Blount County, Butler County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Cherokee County, Chilton County, Choctaw County, Clarke County, Clay County, Cleburne County Colbert County, Conecuh County, Coosa County, Cullman County, Dallas County, DeKalb County, Elmore County, Escambia County, Etowah County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Greene County, Hale County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Lee County, Limestone County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Madison County, Marengo County, Marion County, Marshall County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Perry County, Pickens County, Randolph County, Russell County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

Caring for Goats and Sheep in Winter

Online

Are you a goat or sheep producer who wants to keep his farm productive during colder months? Join Alabama Extension’s Animal Science Team at Alabama A&M as they present the webinar Caring for Goats and Sheep in Winter.

This webinar will explore different ways to keep goats and sheep healthy and productive during the winter season. The Animal Science Team will explore such topics as proper animal care, forage management, and feeding strategies for the cold months ahead.

Contact:
Dr. Valens Niyigena
vzn0022@auburn.edu
(256) 583-1811

Register Online

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Livestock, Online, Statewide

FLIP/VIRTUAL

1070 Schillinger Rd., 1070 Schillinger Rd. Mobile AL, 36608

Clients will participate in a presentation of FLIP series, Financial Literacy In Progress. This is a 4 weeks session on managing your finance.

Address:
1070 Schillinger Rd.
Mobile, AL 36608

Contact:
Pamela Irby
pgi0001@auburn.edu
251-574-8445

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Baldwin County, Butler County, Clarke County, Conecuh County, Escambia County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Washington County

At Home Beekeeping Series

Online

We’re offering beekeepers the chance to attend virtual meetings from the comfort of one’s own home using a computer or mobile device. Each event will bring participants up to date on timely beekeeping topics. Time for Q&A included.
January 26: The honey bee colony’s year, with Jamie Ellis (University of Florida)
February 23: Understanding and integrating honey bee nutritional ecology into beekeeper practices, with Pierre Lau (TAMU)
March 30: Behavioral resistance to Varroa, with Jennifer Tsuruda (UT)
April 27: Biology and management of swarming, with Mike Goblirsch (USDA)
May 25: Working with mosquito control to protect bees, with Kristen Healy (LSU)
June 29: Reading a honey bee frame, with Kate Ihle (USDA)

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

Register Online

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Online, Statewide

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) Train-the-Trainer

Online

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 peer educators. Come be a part of the fight against diabetes.

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

Register Online

$100.00 Home & Family, Online, Statewide

ServSafe – Phenix City

Troy University – Phenix City Campus, 1510 Whitewater Avenue Phenix City AL, 36867

Food Protection Manager Certification Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Registration limited to first 20 registrants. Pre-registration required. Class starts at 9 am EST (8 am CST).

Address:
Troy University – Phenix City Campus
1510 Whitewater Avenue
Phenix City, AL 36867

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Barbour County, Bullock County, Chambers County, Dale County, Elmore County, Henry County, Lee County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Pike County, Russell County, Tallapoosa County

Servsafe Training/ Covington

23952 Alabama Hwy 55, 23952 Alabama Hwy 55 Andalusia AL, 36420

This is a food safety course for food permit holders in and around Covington County. This course is a nationally accredited program from the National Restaurant Association and participant must pass an exam and score at least 75 to receive certification.

Address:
23952 Alabama Hwy 55
Andalusia, AL 36420

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Geneva County

ServSafe Class – Talladega

132 Court Street North, 132 Court Street North Talladega AL, 35160

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:
132 Court Street North
Talladega, AL 35160

Contact:
Dani Reams
acr0087@auburn.edu
(256) 368-1694

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Calhoun County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Randolph County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Forestry, Wildlife, Natural Resources Team Webinar Series

Online

Ornamental ponds, water gardens and water features can be a focal point of enjoyment in any landscape. The design, construction and ease of management of these features plays a critical role in their success. This presentation will cover design and construction pointers and key aspects for fish stocking and health management.

Contact:
Norm Haley
nvh0001@aces.edu
(256) 574-2143

Register Online

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Online, Statewide

City Critters Lunch & Learn

Online

Want to learn how to manage your wildlife encounters? Join us for a lunch & learn webinar that will teach you how to begin the
process of ridding your yard of nuisance wildlife and the benefits some species offer.

Contact:
Lynn Dickinson
rhodela@auburn.edu
(334) 703-4877

Register Online

FREE Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Urban Extension, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Online, Shelby County, St. Clair County

Alabama Private Training Course in Region 4

Valley Sportsplex, 130 Sportsplex Drive Valley AL, 00000

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. Participants must bring and wear a facemask in accordance with COVID guidelines. If you need more information contact Dr. Chip East (256) 846-0314, Dani Carroll (256) 458-6043, Drew Metzler (334) 313-0478, or Alex Tigue (256) 309-9496.

Address:
Valley Sportsplex
130 Sportsplex Drive
Valley, AL 00000

Contact:
Chip East
eastwil@aces.edu
(334) 846-0314

$20 Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Poultry, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Lee County, Macon County, Randolph County, Russell County Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Capital Access 101: Understanding the Small Business Loan Landscape

Online

Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur looking for funding? Join Alabama Extension for this webinar that will explain the different kinds of small business funding (from bank loans to non-profit lending) and teach recommended actions to prepare entrepreneurs for the various processes.

Contact:
Haley Burns
hjb0028@aces.edu
(256) 372-4966

Register Online

FREE Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Private Pesticide Applicator Training and Testing

Tuscaloosa County Extension Office, 2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa Co. Courthouse Annex Tuscaloosa AL, 35401

This event provides training and testing for private applicator license required by growers to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides on their farm or operation. A written exam follows the training. There is a fee of $20 payable to ACES at the door. Due to COVID, registration is limited to 20 and preregistration is required. Participants must bring and wear a facemask in accordance with COVID guidelines. Please contact Tuscaloosa County Extension Office or Rudy Yates to register and for additional information on this event.

Address:
Tuscaloosa County Extension Office
2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa Co. Courthouse Annex
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Contact:
Rudy Yates
yatesrp@aces.edu
(205) 349-4630

$20 Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Poultry, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Fayette County, Greene County, Hale County, Marengo County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County Tuscaloosa County, Wilcox County

Servsafe – Shelby County

Shelby County Extension Office, 56 Kelly Lane Colubjiana AL, 35051

Food Safety Certification that meets State Health Department Requirements for those working in food service

Address:
Shelby County Extension Office
56 Kelly Lane
Colubjiana, AL 35051

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

Register Online

$140.00 Food Safety, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) Train-the-Trainer

Online

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 peer educators. Come be a part of the fight against diabetes.

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

Register Online

$100.00 Home & Family, Online, Statewide

Online Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Training

Online

Breastfeeding is becoming increasingly more important to today’s parents. Many families are searching and comparing child care programs that are willing to support their decision to breastfeed and are educated on the best methods for feeding and caring for their infants.
This training will give you the knowledge you need to best support your breastfeeding families, as well as help you get started on your journey to becoming an Alabama Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care provider.
For this training each attendee will receive professional development clock hours and a training certificate that is honored by DHR. These clock hours can be counted towards your yearly professional development hours.

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

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Online, Statewide

FLIP/VIRTUALLY

1070 Schillinger Rd., 1070 Schillinger Rd. Mobile AL, 36608

Clients will participate in the PREP series on Promoting Readiness Responsibility on : Soft Skills, Job Application, Resume, How to dress for an Interview.

Address:
1070 Schillinger Rd.
Mobile, AL 36608

Contact:
Pamela Irby
pgi0001@auburn.edu
251-574-8445

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Baldwin County, Butler County, Clarke County, Conecuh County, Escambia County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Washington County

Land Use Enterprises Webinar

Online

This webinar lead by Extension Agents and Specialists will discuss some profitable options that landowners might wish to consider or utilize on their property. Target audience is landowners, farmers, investors, as well as absentee landowners. Land use topics briefly addressed are:
A. Livestock and Forages Enterprises
B. Forestry & Wildlife Enterprises
C. Plant Based Enterprises
D. Traditional Row Crops Enterprises
E. Hemp Enterprises
F. Agritourism Enterprises
G. Beekeeping Enterprises

Contact:
Shane Harris
aharris@aces.edu
(256) 825-1050

Register Online

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

Friday, January 29, 2021

Growing Happy Hostas

Virtual Zoom Meeting, Virtual Zoom Meeting Pike Road AL, 36106

Mallory Kelley is inviting you to a scheduled Auburn University Zoom e-meeting. If you’re a new participant, we have a quick start guide here: https://aub.ie/zoomquickstart

Topic: Happy Hosta
Time: Jan 29, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/87509119501
Connect using Computer/Device audio if possible.

Or Telephone: Meeting ID: 875 0911 9501
Dial: +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
or +1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)

Or an H.323/SIP room system:
H.323: 162.255.37.11 (US West) or 162.255.36.11 (US East)
Meeting ID: 875 0911 9501

SIP: 87509119501@zoomcrc.com

Address:
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Pike Road, AL 36106

Contact:
Mallory Kelley
jones57@aces.edu
3347039197

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

Eco Friendly Fridays: Environmental Education Virtual Series

Online

Join us for training sessions on traditional conservation topics as well as new and emerging issues in environmental education. This free virtual webinar series offers effective best management practices (BMPs) aimed at safeguarding human, animal & environmental health, and practical solutions to help reduce your ecological footprint. Whether you are an educator, an environmental professional, or a nature-lover, tune in to discover how you can become a better steward of the environment and its precious resources. Registration is required.
Sessions include:
Jan 29: Electronic Wastes in the Home and Environment, A. Shabel
Feb 26: INaturalist: Observing, Identifying, and Sharing for Science, K. Steedley
March 26: Citizen Science: Ordinary People Changing the Face of Scientific Discovery, R. Robinson
April 30: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment, M. Dixon

All sessions occur on the last Friday of each month from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM CST. Register once, use the same link to log on each time.

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

Register Online

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Online, Statewide

Financial Fitness Fridays

228-F Binford Dr., 228-F Binford Dr. Huntsville AL, 35805

Join us to learn how to actively pursue your goals by becoming a Goal Digger. Participants will engage in hands-on learning activities to Develop SMART Goals, Create a Vision Board, Make Planned Buying Decisions, Create a Spending Plan and learn the importance of building and maintaining good credit

Address:
228-F Binford Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35805

Contact:
Donna Gullatte
dgullatt@aces.edu
(256) 541-3580

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Autauga County, Baldwin County, Bibb County, Blount County, Butler County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Cherokee County, Chilton County, Choctaw County, Clarke County, Clay County, Cleburne County Colbert County, Conecuh County, Coosa County, Cullman County, Dallas County, DeKalb County, Elmore County, Escambia County, Etowah County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Greene County, Hale County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Lee County, Limestone County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Madison County, Marengo County, Marion County, Marshall County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Online, Perry County, Pickens County, Randolph County, Russell County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

Get Ready for Career Countdown

819 Cook Avenue, 819 Cook Avenue Huntsville AL, 35801

Participants will engage in a realistic simulation that involves managing their proposed salary to meet lifestyle choices. This simulation helps participants to better understand how lifestyles can be altered by education path and career choices.

Address:
819 Cook Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact:
Marcus Garner
mlg0005@aces.edu
(256) 541-0291

FREE Urban Extension, Madison County

Saturday, January 30, 2021