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Events for April 4 — April 10, 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, April 4, 2021

Monday, April 5, 2021

SERVSAFE MOULTON AL LAWRENCE COUNTY

455 School Drive, 455 School Drive Moulton AL, 35650

SERVSAFE Food safety certification for food service workers. The class is a 2 day class. April 5 and April6th. Class time begins at 9AM each day. it is recommended to obtain class materials 2 week before class time.

Address:
455 School Drive
Moulton, AL 35650

Contact:
Susan Hill
hillaps@auburn.edu
(205) 489-5376

Register Online

$140.00 Food Safety, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Statewide, Walker County, Winston County

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Cucurbit Insect Pest Management Webinar

Online

This webinar will cover the latest in insect pest management for cucurbits (watermelon, cantaloupe, squash, cucumber). Pre-registration required. Once registered, a Zoom link will be sent to the participant’s email.

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

Register Online

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Online, Statewide

Etowah County Small Business Workshops

Etowah County Extension Office, 3200A West Meighan Blvd. Gadsden AL, 35904

This is a four-part series of small business workshops. These workshops will take prospective or new small business ownerships through all the steps of planning and starting a new business.

Address:
Etowah County Extension Office
3200A West Meighan Blvd.
Gadsden, AL 35904

Contact:
Eric Wright
etw0013@aces.edu
(256) 547-7936

Register Online

FREE Urban Extension, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

SERVSAFE MOULTON AL LAWRENCE COUNTY

455 School Drive, 455 School Drive Moulton AL, 35650

SERVSAFE Food safety certification for food service workers. The class is a 2 day class. April 5 and April6th. Class time begins at 9AM each day. it is recommended to obtain class materials 2 week before class time.

Address:
455 School Drive
Moulton, AL 35650

Contact:
Susan Hill
hillaps@auburn.edu
(205) 489-5376

Register Online

$140.00 Food Safety, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Statewide, Walker County, Winston County

VCAA Tax Assistance Program

66 Communication Drive, 66 Communication Drive Rockford AL, 35136

Free Tax Assistance Program for individuals with income of $54,000 or less or if age 60 and older any income. Certified and Trained Tax Preparers will provide free tax assistance and electronically filing of federal and state income tax forms

Address:
66 Communication Drive
Rockford, AL 35136

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

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Coosa County

Veteran’s Gardening Project Workshop

430 Landmark Dr., 430 Landmark Dr. Dothan AL, 36303

Veterans and their families and/or support networks are invited to build and strengthen the local food system while coming together for a hands-on, mission-driven, gardening project. From tomatoes to native pollinator beds, veterans from all age groups and backgrounds will be invited to utilize the raised bed gardens at Landmark Park outside of Dothan Alabama.

The program will host a series of workshops that will cover the basics of gardening for those who are just beginning their green thumb journey as well as other topics for those who are more experienced. All programs will be held at Landmark Park and a short workday will follow the educational aspect, weather dependent.

Tools will be available to use while at the park and seeds will be provided. We ask that you wear a mask and bring your own gardening gloves. Any additional produce not harvested for personal use will be sent to the local food bank as part of Alabama Extension’s Grow More Give More program.
There will be workshops held every third Saturday and every third Wednesday on opposite schedules. Each workshop will begin at 9:00 AM and go to roughly 11:30 AM. Part of the workshop will be dedicated to working in the gardens.
Come by for a socially distanced in-person event.

Address:
430 Landmark Dr.
Dothan, AL 36303

Contact:
Kerry Steedley
kes0150@aces.edu
(334) 350-0485

The multi-day workshops have begun.

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Urban Extension, Dale County, Houston County

Barbour County Job Search Preparation

Online

Barbour County Citizens Job Search Preparation Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m.-noon. April 7th
April 14th
April 21st
Career Choice • Identifying Work Values • Identifying Skills and Interests • Discovering the right career fit • Exploring different careers • Utilizing online career assessments Resume’ Writing • Tips for writing a resume’ • Different types of resumes • Contents of a resume’ • Submitting a resume’ online • Contents of a Cover Letter Interview Skills • Common Interview Questions • Star Method of Behavioral Interview Questions • Appropriate Dress • Thank you notes Click the registration link below https://www.aces.edu/go/LunchandLearn-BarbourCounty

Contact:
ALLIE LOGAN
corcoja@aces.edu
(334) 687-5688

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Youth Development, Barbour County, Online

HEMP (Hemp Education and Management Program) Webinar Series: Know Before You Grow: Important Considerations in the Production of High CBD Hemp

Online

Ben Bramlett is a summa cum laude graduate of Auburn University’s horticulture program and vice president of operations at Sustainable CBD, a USDA organic and vertically integrated medicinal plant farm in Salem, Alabama.

He will be discussing high CBD hemp production from seed to market. The focus is on key topics that, in his experience, have the most influence on producers having a successful season.

Contact:
Katelyn Kesheimer
kesheimer@auburn.edu
(334) 844-5072

Register Online

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Lawn & Garden, Online, Statewide

Forestry, Wildlife, Natural Resources Team Webinar Series

Online

The gopher tortoise is an important keystone species that is native to the Southeastern United States. It lives in longleaf pine ecosystems and burrows into the sandy soil. This webinar will focus on the basic biology of the gopher tortoise as well as conservation practices to protect this vulnerable species.

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

Register Online

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Online, Statewide

Gardening Tools at Alabama Shakespeare Garden

Garden Behind the Shakespeare Theatre at Blount Cultural Park, 1 Festival Drive Montgomery AL, 36067

Master Gardener Mike Forester will present all different types of garden tools to make the job of gardening easier. He will have tools to show and how to properly care for these tools.

Address:
Garden Behind the Shakespeare Theatre at Blount Cultural Park
1 Festival Drive
Montgomery, AL 36067

Contact:
Mallory Kelley
jones57@auburn.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

Precision Agriculture Webinar – Benefits of Aerial or Satellite Images in Agriculture

Online

Precision Agriculture practitioners will exchange information on the latest precision ag technologies and best practices.
Join us through Facebook: aub.ie/fbprecisionag
Join us through Zoom: aub.ie/precisionag

Contact:
Guilherme Morata
gtm0009@aces.edu
(334) 332-0094

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Online, Statewide

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Produce Safety Grower Training – Ft. Deposit

Harvest Tyme Ministries, 500 Airport Road Ft. Deposit AL, 36032

Training on Produce Safety Rule for produce growers using the Cornell University curriculum in which produce growers will gain fundamental, science based knowledge for on farm food safety including produce risk assessment, implementation of Good Agricultural Practices and how to meet regulatory demands associated with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

Address:
Harvest Tyme Ministries
500 Airport Road
Ft. Deposit, AL 36032

Contact:
Audrey Hunter
aph0034@auburn.edu
(334) 548-2315

FREE Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Lowndes County, Statewide

Virtual Farm Tour (Show 3, Jones Valley Teaching Farm)

Online

This is a biweekly virtual event that is streamed live on Alabama Extension Commercial Hort Facebook Channel, https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaExtensionCommercialHorticulture/, and the Alabama Farmer Connection Group on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/174224783806125/ (a peer-to-peer learning network). Past shows are archived at https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/farming/2021-digital-resources-for-farmers/. Everyone is invited!

Contact:
Ayanava Majumdar
bugdoctor@auburn.edu
(251) 331-8416

FREE Lawn & Garden, Online, Statewide

Etowah County Small Business Workshops

Etowah County Extension Office, 3200A West Meighan Blvd. Gadsden AL, 35904

This is a four-part series of small business workshops. These workshops will take prospective or new small business ownerships through all the steps of planning and starting a new business.

Address:
Etowah County Extension Office
3200A West Meighan Blvd.
Gadsden, AL 35904

Contact:
Eric Wright
etw0013@aces.edu
(256) 547-7936

Register Online

FREE Urban Extension, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate

340 Queen Ann Road, 340 Queen Ann Road Wetumpka AL, 36092

Estate planning for non-titled property.

Address:
340 Queen Ann Road
Wetumpka, AL 36092

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

Register Online

$10.5 Urban Extension, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

Friday, April 9, 2021

Raised Bed Gardening Workshop

503 Davis St, 503 Davis St Elba AL, 36323

The Coffee County Extension office will be hosting a raised bed gardening workshop on Friday, April 9th at 1:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall in downtown Elba. This workshop will cover topics related to raised bed gardening including construction of raised beds, soil amendments for raised beds, what to plant, how to plant, plant spacing, and more. Participants will then be able to practice what they learn by helping plant the Giving Garden in Elba, located behind the old Coffee County Jail and Elba Chamber of Commerce. The Giving Garden is a community garden that promotes healthy eating by producing fresh vegetables that are donated to the Elba Food Bank, and then distributed to those in need. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting, register to attend by calling the Coffee County Extension office at 334-894-5596, and please let us know if you need any accommodations.

Address:
503 Davis St
Elba, AL 36323

Contact:
Gavin Mauldin
gpm0006@auburn.edu
(334) 894-5596

FREE Lawn & Garden, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Pike County

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Alabama 4-H S.A.F.E. State Archery Championship

Alabama 4-H Center

The Alabama 4-H S.A.F.E. State Archery Championship will be Saturday, April 10 at the Alabama 4-H Center near Columbiana.  The event is open to current 4-H Shooting Sports Club members.

Registration is through 4-H Online and will close on March 25.  The registration fee is $30 per participant.  Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

Complete rules packet information here.

For more information, contact Sarah Butterworth at sfb0010@aces.edu or (251) 937-7176.

FREE Alabama 4-H, Statewide

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Training

Online

Breastfeeding is becoming increasingly important to today’s parents. Many families are searching and comparing child care programs that are willing to support their decision to breastfeed and for providers that are educated on the best methods for feeding and caring for their infants. This two hour 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.

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

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Autauga County, Baldwin County, Barbour County, Bibb County, Bullock County, Butler County, Chilton County, Clarke County, Coffee County, Conecuh County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Elmore County Escambia County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Online, Pike County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Washington County