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Events for April 11 — April 17, 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 11, 2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

VCLLI: Grounds and Gardens Series

Online

March 15: Pruning 101
This virtual webinar will focus on tree and shrub pruning tips for the landscape, including knowing why you are pruning, how to prune, and how to help the tree heal properly. Also, we will answer some common questions at the end of the webinar.

March 29: Container Gardening
Take up a new hobby by container gardening. This virtual webinar will focus on growing fruit in containers right on your porch or deck. This webinar will provide essential tips on growing plants in containers. Different containers for different situations.

April 12: Wildlife in Your Backyard
If you like watching nature at its best, this webinar will provide tips on attracting wildlife to your yard like butterflies, Hummingbirds, deer, and birds. Also, this virtual webinar will provide advice on preventing wildlife from coming to your yard as well. Stay Tune!

April 26: Preventing Weeds In Your Yard
This virtual webinar will focus on weed prevention in your lawn and garden. What are pre-and post-emergence? How do weeds get in my yard? We will answer some common questions at the end of the webinar about maintaining your yard.

May 10: Equipment Maintenance
Your Mower won’t start? This virtual webinar will focus on tips to keep your Mower running in tip-top shape. Do you have equipment that is sitting and not running? Do you know when to sharpen your mower blades? Do you know when to change the oil? Join us and find out recommended equipment maintenance.

May 24: What Is Mulch?
What’s the best mulch to use in your landscape beds or gardens? How will mulch protect your plants and provide curb appeal to your home? This virtual webinar will provide different types of mulch and stone to use around your home.

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

http://www.aces.edu/go/GG2021

FREE Online, Statewide

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Food Entrepreneur Conference FEC2021

Online

FEC2021 The Food Entrepreneur Conference will be a virtual event in 2021. This Conference is designed to help beginning and growing Food Manufacturers learn more about the business and make contacts with people that can help them succeed. Speaker Chip Rowan will inspire you with the story of how the Beautiful Rainbow Cafe functions as a successful food service operation and an employer/trainer of students with learning disabilities. Twenty-two have graduated the program and are now employed in other local establishments. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask panelists of other successful food businesses about their experiences. There will be Regulatory and Business experts speaking as well.

Contact:
Christy Mendoza
cnm0012@auburn.edu
(205) 217-6495

Register Online

$50.00 Food Safety, Online, Statewide

Invasive Species Workshop

Alabama Forestry Commission, 59 Firetower Road Greenville AL, 36037

This workshop will take place both indoors and outside. Attendees will learn about worker protection standards, review herbicide labels, discuss forestry herbicides and application methods, learn how to identify invasive plants and associated control options. We will move outside for demonstrations on calibrating sprayers, hack-and-squirt, and basal bark application techniques.

Continuing Education Hours:
10 Commercial Pesticide Applicator Points for categories: D&R, FOR, REG, ROW OTPC, OTPS
5 Professional Logging Manager hours
5 Cat-1 ALSBRF Continuing Education Hours

*** To receive Continuing Education Points – Register for the workshop, then follow the link in your confirmation email to pay the $40 fee.
Please contact Ryan Mitchell with any questions.

Address:
Alabama Forestry Commission
59 Firetower Road
Greenville, AL 36037

Contact:
Ryan Mitchell
jrm0023@auburn.edu
(251) 423-9415

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FREE Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Urban Extension, Butler County, Conecuh County, Crenshaw County, Dallas County, Lowndes County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Wilcox County

Tornado Preparedness and Chainsaw Safety

Alabama Music Hall of Fame, 617 Highway 72 West Tuscumbia AL, 35674

Join Extension Agents and Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in knowing how to be prepared when storms are in the forecast and how to safely use a chainsaw during cleanup! Topics Covered Include: Emergency Supply Kit, Evacuation & Sheltering, Chainsaw Safety Practices, Design, Starting, Limbing & Bucking, Basic Felling and On-site Demonstration.
Training is free, open to public and lunch provided.
RSVP to Susan Coke at the Colbert County Extension Office
by Friday April 9, 2021. Phone: 256-386-8571 Seating is limited!

Address:
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
617 Highway 72 West
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Contact:
Susan Coke
barbesc@aces.edu
(256) 394-3911

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Walker County, Winston County

Small-Scale Market Crop Production Series/ Hydroponics interview with Boozer Farms

819 Cook Avenue, 819 Cook Avenue Huntsville AL, 35801

Are you interested in getting into small scale growing for local markets? If so, join us for this free series on Hydroponics. We will feature a special on site interview with Boozer Farms on hydroponic crops with Dr. Jeremy Pickens with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Address:
819 Cook Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801

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

Register Online

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Urban Extension, Autauga County, Baldwin County, Barbour County, Bibb County, Blount County, Bullock County, Butler County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Cherokee County, Chilton County Choctaw County, Clarke County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coffee County, Colbert County, Conecuh County, Coosa County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Cullman County, Dale County, Dallas County, DeKalb County, Elmore County, Escambia County, Etowah County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Geneva County, Greene County, Hale County, Henry County, Houston 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, Pike 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

Right Bite: Setting The Table For Healthy Eating

Online

Class 1: How to read and use the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages
Class 2: Make healthier food choices at home and while eating out.
Class 3: Seven Ways To Lower To Your Blood Pressure
Class 4: Choosing the Right Fat Controlling Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Contact:
Shonda
sam0059@auburn.edu
2564268444

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County, Online, Statewide

ForestHER: Connection of Water Quality & Forest Health

Online

ForestHER is for any woman that owns forestland or is just interested in learning more about maintaining healthy forests in a relaxed, fun, online setting. Join us during your lunch break as Alabama Water Watch discusses the critical connection between water quality and overall health of southern forests. Preregistration is required through the ZOOM link provided.

Contact:
Bence Carter
jbc0057@aces.edu
(334) 389-4055

Register Online

FREE Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Taming your Backyard Forest Series Part 1, Challenges of managing small woodlots

Pike Road Agricultural Center, Trotman Road Pike Road AL, 36064

Learn how to manage your backyard forest for a variety of objectives including small woodlot management, aesthetics, wildlife and invasive species control. During this series we will teach you how to manage your wooded land for the outcome you desire!

Address:
Pike Road Agricultural Center
Trotman Road
Pike Road, AL 36064

Contact:
Lynn Dickinson
rhodela@aces.edu
(334) 303-8360

Register Online

FREE Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Online Packinghouse HACCP Course

Online

April 13th – 16th, daily from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this training is being offered temporarily via remote delivery. In order to participate, individuals must have video and audio capability, and will be required to have both operating during the entire training.
Participants will be monitored to verify attendance and engagement. Participants will only be eligible for the HACCP Certificate of Course Completion if they are present for all modules of the course. The training will take place via Zoom, which does not require special software. Zoom does have system requirements, which can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux Please make sure that your system meets the requirements for Zoom meetings.
There is limited space available.
*** IMPORTANT NOTES FOR REGISTRATION ***
Training materials will be mailed to registrants prior to the training – please be sure that the shipping address you provide at the time of registration is current (especially if working from home or remotely) and capable of receiving packages. Please use an email address where you can be reached, as evaluations and a Zoom link for the training will be sent in a confirmation email prior to the training date.
Questions?
For general registration questions, contact Sarah McCoy at sarahmccoy@ufl.edu. For questions about the training, contact Taylor Langford at taylorlangford@ufl.edu.
ABOUT
Food Safety is critical to the fresh produce industry. In addition to being a major public health issue, food safety issues have had an adverse economic impact on growers, packers, processors and shippers of fresh produce.
In addition to a discussion of current and proposed legislation, the latest research on produce safety, and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMPs), this workshop will cover the elements of putting together a comprehensive food safety program.
This course will teach participants how to develop and document a food safety management program based on the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) for their specific operations.
Breakout sessions are structured to teach participants how to identify and prevent food safety hazards, monitor hazard reduction procedures, develop control measures, and methods to document and verify the results of their efforts.
This workshop, accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, is targeted to produce packers, to assist in the development and customization of food safety programs for their facilities, using a HACCP-based approach.
REGISTRATION
**Please note: NO substitutions, transfers, or refunds will be issued after registration closes
The fee for this course is $250. Registration includes the course materials and a certificate of completion. Participation for the entire training is required for the certificate.
Registration will be limited to the first 20 registrants.

Contact:
Kristin Woods
woodskl@aces.edu
(251) 753-1164

$250 Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Online, Statewide

Tomato Planting Basics

104 Dubose Ave, 104 Dubose Ave Grove Hill AL, 36451

During this program, you will learn the importance of site selection, how to modify your soil, importance of mulching & pruning, common pest & diseases, how to rid of common pest & diseases, and selecting resistant varieties.

Address:
104 Dubose Ave
Grove Hill, AL 36451

Contact:
Jennifer Johnson
jbj0003@aces.edu
(251) 275-3121

FREE Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Clarke County

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 14, 2021

Monroe County-ServSafe

Monroe County Extension Office, 334 Agriculture Dr. 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. Seating is limited. COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

Address:
Monroe County Extension Office
334 Agriculture Dr.
Monroeville, AL 36460

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Clarke County, Conecuh County, Monroe County

Food Entrepreneur Conference FEC2021

Online

FEC2021 The Food Entrepreneur Conference will be a virtual event in 2021. This Conference is designed to help beginning and growing Food Manufacturers learn more about the business and make contacts with people that can help them succeed. Speaker Chip Rowan will inspire you with the story of how the Beautiful Rainbow Cafe functions as a successful food service operation and an employer/trainer of students with learning disabilities. Twenty-two have graduated the program and are now employed in other local establishments. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask panelists of other successful food businesses about their experiences. There will be Regulatory and Business experts speaking as well.

Contact:
Christy Mendoza
cnm0012@auburn.edu
(205) 217-6495

Register Online

$50.00 Food Safety, Online, Statewide

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

Back 2 Basics Wednesdays: Plant Propagation by Seeding & Cutting

Online

These educational webinar series are to provide adult online training on basic gardening and landscaping for clients in limited space urban areas. Join the Home Grounds Team on Wednesdays to learn about basic urban limited space gardening.
http://www.aces.edu/blog/go/Back2BasicsWednesdays

Contact:
Rudy Pacumbaba
rop0001@aces.edu
(256) 425-8683

http://www.aces.edu/go/B2Bzoom

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Right Bite: Setting The Table For Healthy Eating

Online

Class 1: How to read and use the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages
Class 2: Make healthier food choices at home and while eating out.
Class 3: Seven Ways To Lower To Your Blood Pressure
Class 4: Choosing the Right Fat Controlling Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Contact:
Shonda
sam0059@auburn.edu
2564268444

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County, Online, Statewide

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

Online Packinghouse HACCP Course

Online

April 13th – 16th, daily from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this training is being offered temporarily via remote delivery. In order to participate, individuals must have video and audio capability, and will be required to have both operating during the entire training.
Participants will be monitored to verify attendance and engagement. Participants will only be eligible for the HACCP Certificate of Course Completion if they are present for all modules of the course. The training will take place via Zoom, which does not require special software. Zoom does have system requirements, which can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux Please make sure that your system meets the requirements for Zoom meetings.
There is limited space available.
*** IMPORTANT NOTES FOR REGISTRATION ***
Training materials will be mailed to registrants prior to the training – please be sure that the shipping address you provide at the time of registration is current (especially if working from home or remotely) and capable of receiving packages. Please use an email address where you can be reached, as evaluations and a Zoom link for the training will be sent in a confirmation email prior to the training date.
Questions?
For general registration questions, contact Sarah McCoy at sarahmccoy@ufl.edu. For questions about the training, contact Taylor Langford at taylorlangford@ufl.edu.
ABOUT
Food Safety is critical to the fresh produce industry. In addition to being a major public health issue, food safety issues have had an adverse economic impact on growers, packers, processors and shippers of fresh produce.
In addition to a discussion of current and proposed legislation, the latest research on produce safety, and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMPs), this workshop will cover the elements of putting together a comprehensive food safety program.
This course will teach participants how to develop and document a food safety management program based on the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) for their specific operations.
Breakout sessions are structured to teach participants how to identify and prevent food safety hazards, monitor hazard reduction procedures, develop control measures, and methods to document and verify the results of their efforts.
This workshop, accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, is targeted to produce packers, to assist in the development and customization of food safety programs for their facilities, using a HACCP-based approach.
REGISTRATION
**Please note: NO substitutions, transfers, or refunds will be issued after registration closes
The fee for this course is $250. Registration includes the course materials and a certificate of completion. Participation for the entire training is required for the certificate.
Registration will be limited to the first 20 registrants.

Contact:
Kristin Woods
woodskl@aces.edu
(251) 753-1164

$250 Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Online, Statewide

Get Outside with Alabama Smart Yards – Tomatoes: Insect Scouting, Identification and Management

Online

Webinar series focused on creating smarter yards and landscapes in Alabama. Topics vary by week. April’s topics will focus in on backyard tomato production.

Address:
372 7th Avenue S.W.

Contact:
Lucy Edwards
lee0003@auburn.edu
(334) 329-1672

Register Online

FREE Food Safety, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Online, Statewide

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Monroe County-ServSafe

Monroe County Extension Office, 334 Agriculture Dr. 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. Seating is limited. COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

Address:
Monroe County Extension Office
334 Agriculture Dr.
Monroeville, AL 36460

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Clarke County, Conecuh County, Monroe County

Servsafe – Shelby

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

Food Safety Certification Course for those working in food service. This meets the requirements from the state health department

Address:
Shelby County Extension Office
56 Kelly Lane
Columbiana, 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

Private Pesticide Applicator Training & Testing

Flat Rock Community Room, 894 County Road 326 Flat Rock AL, 35966

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:
Flat Rock Community Room
894 County Road 326
Flat Rock, AL 35966

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

$20 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

Right Bite: Setting The Table For Healthy Eating

Online

Class 1: How to read and use the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages
Class 2: Make healthier food choices at home and while eating out.
Class 3: Seven Ways To Lower To Your Blood Pressure
Class 4: Choosing the Right Fat Controlling Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Contact:
Shonda
sam0059@auburn.edu
2564268444

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County, Online, Statewide

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

Online Packinghouse HACCP Course

Online

April 13th – 16th, daily from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this training is being offered temporarily via remote delivery. In order to participate, individuals must have video and audio capability, and will be required to have both operating during the entire training.
Participants will be monitored to verify attendance and engagement. Participants will only be eligible for the HACCP Certificate of Course Completion if they are present for all modules of the course. The training will take place via Zoom, which does not require special software. Zoom does have system requirements, which can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux Please make sure that your system meets the requirements for Zoom meetings.
There is limited space available.
*** IMPORTANT NOTES FOR REGISTRATION ***
Training materials will be mailed to registrants prior to the training – please be sure that the shipping address you provide at the time of registration is current (especially if working from home or remotely) and capable of receiving packages. Please use an email address where you can be reached, as evaluations and a Zoom link for the training will be sent in a confirmation email prior to the training date.
Questions?
For general registration questions, contact Sarah McCoy at sarahmccoy@ufl.edu. For questions about the training, contact Taylor Langford at taylorlangford@ufl.edu.
ABOUT
Food Safety is critical to the fresh produce industry. In addition to being a major public health issue, food safety issues have had an adverse economic impact on growers, packers, processors and shippers of fresh produce.
In addition to a discussion of current and proposed legislation, the latest research on produce safety, and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMPs), this workshop will cover the elements of putting together a comprehensive food safety program.
This course will teach participants how to develop and document a food safety management program based on the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) for their specific operations.
Breakout sessions are structured to teach participants how to identify and prevent food safety hazards, monitor hazard reduction procedures, develop control measures, and methods to document and verify the results of their efforts.
This workshop, accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, is targeted to produce packers, to assist in the development and customization of food safety programs for their facilities, using a HACCP-based approach.
REGISTRATION
**Please note: NO substitutions, transfers, or refunds will be issued after registration closes
The fee for this course is $250. Registration includes the course materials and a certificate of completion. Participation for the entire training is required for the certificate.
Registration will be limited to the first 20 registrants.

Contact:
Kristin Woods
woodskl@aces.edu
(251) 753-1164

$250 Food Safety, 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

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

Friday, April 16, 2021

Right Bite: Setting The Table For Healthy Eating

Online

Class 1: How to read and use the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages
Class 2: Make healthier food choices at home and while eating out.
Class 3: Seven Ways To Lower To Your Blood Pressure
Class 4: Choosing the Right Fat Controlling Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Contact:
Shonda
sam0059@auburn.edu
2564268444

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County, Online, Statewide

Right Bite: Setting the Table for Healthy Eating

Online

Right Bite: Setting the Table for Healthy Eating is a fun way for adults and teens to discover how to make tasty changes to their diet and make easy changes to their physical activity. Lessons include (1) being your best while eating on the run, (2) becoming a detective while reading the Nutrition Facts label, (3) filling your shopping cart with the wisest foods for the best deals, and (4) controlling blood pressure and managing heart disease.

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

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Online, Statewide

Online Packinghouse HACCP Course

Online

April 13th – 16th, daily from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this training is being offered temporarily via remote delivery. In order to participate, individuals must have video and audio capability, and will be required to have both operating during the entire training.
Participants will be monitored to verify attendance and engagement. Participants will only be eligible for the HACCP Certificate of Course Completion if they are present for all modules of the course. The training will take place via Zoom, which does not require special software. Zoom does have system requirements, which can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux Please make sure that your system meets the requirements for Zoom meetings.
There is limited space available.
*** IMPORTANT NOTES FOR REGISTRATION ***
Training materials will be mailed to registrants prior to the training – please be sure that the shipping address you provide at the time of registration is current (especially if working from home or remotely) and capable of receiving packages. Please use an email address where you can be reached, as evaluations and a Zoom link for the training will be sent in a confirmation email prior to the training date.
Questions?
For general registration questions, contact Sarah McCoy at sarahmccoy@ufl.edu. For questions about the training, contact Taylor Langford at taylorlangford@ufl.edu.
ABOUT
Food Safety is critical to the fresh produce industry. In addition to being a major public health issue, food safety issues have had an adverse economic impact on growers, packers, processors and shippers of fresh produce.
In addition to a discussion of current and proposed legislation, the latest research on produce safety, and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMPs), this workshop will cover the elements of putting together a comprehensive food safety program.
This course will teach participants how to develop and document a food safety management program based on the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) for their specific operations.
Breakout sessions are structured to teach participants how to identify and prevent food safety hazards, monitor hazard reduction procedures, develop control measures, and methods to document and verify the results of their efforts.
This workshop, accredited by the International HACCP Alliance, is targeted to produce packers, to assist in the development and customization of food safety programs for their facilities, using a HACCP-based approach.
REGISTRATION
**Please note: NO substitutions, transfers, or refunds will be issued after registration closes
The fee for this course is $250. Registration includes the course materials and a certificate of completion. Participation for the entire training is required for the certificate.
Registration will be limited to the first 20 registrants.

Contact:
Kristin Woods
woodskl@aces.edu
(251) 753-1164

$250 Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Online, Statewide

Alabama Garden Walks- Virtual Tours

Online

Field trips are not possible right now, so let us bring the gardens to you! Join us as we stroll through gardens around north and central Alabama to learn new plants and new practices to help make your garden a more diverse and sustainable place. Each session will visit a different public or private garden to look at how they approach landscaping. Learn new plants and new landscape ideas, all from the comfort of your own home.
Visit http://www.aces.edu/go/gardenwalk to register.

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

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

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Saturday, April 17, 2021

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.

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