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Events for May 23 — May 29, 2021

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Monday, May 24, 2021

Commercial Horticulture Monthly Webinar Series

Online

This is a monthly webinar that features speakers from the Extension Commercial Horticulture Team. The Zoom link is https://auburn.zoom.us/j/590217859 which is open to all. This can also be seen on Facebook Live, https://www.facebook.com/AlabamaExtensionCommercialHorticulture. Open to all!

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

FREE Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Online, Statewide

ServSafe class- Carrollton

Service Center Building, 155 Reform Street Carrollton AL, 35447

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. COVID guidelines will be followed.

Address:
Service Center Building
155 Reform Street
Carrollton, AL 35447

Contact:
Alice Moore
AMM0167@ACES.EDU
(334) 216-0738

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Fayette County, Greene County, Hale County, Lamar County, Marengo County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County, Wilcox County

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

VCLLI: Meaningful Monday Estate Planning Series

Online

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

TOPICS INCLUDE: Organizing Important Papers, Advance Planning Documents General Overview, Alabama Healthcare Directive, Financial Powers of Attorney, and Last Will and Testament, Prepare to Care, Managing Someone Else’s Money (Being a Fiduciary on a Power of Attorney), Guardianship and Conservatorship
NO SESSION ON HOLIDAYS- 5/31/2021 (Memorial Day) and 7/5/2021 (Independence Day)

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

http://www.aces.edu/go/MM3EstatePlanning

FREE Home & Family, Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods

559 Devall Dr, Room 109 Auburn AL, 36832

This is a 2-day course (May 25 & 26). Better Process Control School (BPCS) for Acidified Foods offers instruction which fulfills the FDA and USDA Good Manufacturing Practices(GMP) requirements to certify supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification and container closure evaluation programs for acidified canned foods.

Address:
559 Devall Dr
Room 109
Auburn, AL 36832

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

Register Online

$350 Food Safety, Lee County, Statewide

ServSafe class- Carrollton

Service Center Building, 155 Reform Street Carrollton AL, 35447

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. COVID guidelines will be followed.

Address:
Service Center Building
155 Reform Street
Carrollton, AL 35447

Contact:
Alice Moore
AMM0167@ACES.EDU
(334) 216-0738

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Fayette County, Greene County, Hale County, Lamar County, Marengo County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County, Wilcox County

Let’s Have a DEEP Conversation about managing your diabetes.

Online

Let’s have a DEEP conversation about managing your diabetes. The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program is free, six weeks of diabetes self-management strategies. Participants will learn: Understanding the Human Body, Understanding Risk Factors for Diabetes, Monitoring Your Body, Being Physically Active, Planning Meals, Identifying and Preventing Complications, Learning about Medications & Medical Care, and Living with Diabetes: Mobilizing Your Family and Friends.

Contact:
Helen 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

Homesteading Series

207 South Kimball Ave, Lil Touch of Cajun Grill Jackson AL, 36545

Interested in homesteading ? Wondering if you can make a profit ? This series is for you ! We will focus on the requirements of different homesteading endeavors and how to make them into a successful business. Economists and production specialists with The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will discuss budgets and requirements for a variety of fruit, vegetable and livestock enterprises. This program is not a “how to” program, but a “can I” or “should I” program. The program is designed to help potential producers know the opportunities, requirements, and possible pitfalls associated with multiple small scale agricultural business enterprises and to evaluate the appropriateness of each enterprise for their situation.

Topics Covered:
5/4 – Program Introduction/Budgets
5/11 – Small Scale Beef/Pork Production
5/18 – Goat/Sheep Production
5/25 – Poultry Production
6/1 – Vegetable Production
6/8 – Honeybees/Agritourism

Cost: $10/session or $50 for the whole series

Address:
207 South Kimball Ave
Lil Touch of Cajun Grill
Jackson, AL 36545

Contact:
Kelly Palmer
ridleka@auburn.edu
(251) 654-7149

Register Online

$10 Farming, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Baldwin County, Butler County, Clarke County, Conecuh County, Escambia County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Washington County

Barbour County Money Smart

525 SCHOOL STREET, 525 SCHOOL STREET Eufaula AL, 36027

Barbour County Citizens Money Smart Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. May 4th Spending Plan • Money Values and Goals • SMART Goals • External Influencers • Creating a Spending Plan May 11th Credit • Understanding Your Credit Score • Understanding Your Credit Report • How to Build/Rebuild Your Credit Score • Managing Your Debt May 18th Identity Theft & Scams • Understanding How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft • Warning Signs of Identity Theft & Scams • Recognizing Scams May 25th Savings • Building an Emergency Savings Fund • Options for Where to Build Your Savings • Learn How a Small Amount Can Add Up. Zoom registration: https://www.aces.edu/go/BarbourCo-MoneySmart-May

Address:
525 SCHOOL STREET
Eufaula, AL 36027

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

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

Beef Systems Short Course

21 1st Avenue West B, 21 1st Avenue West B Grant AL, 35747

The Beef Systems Short Course is designed for new and beginning farmers and ranchers. Topics covered will be: Forages and Nutrition; Herd Health, Reproduction and Genetics; Record Keeping and Environmental Stewardship; Economics and Meat Science.

Address:
21 1st Avenue West B
Grant, AL 35747

Contact:
Landon Marks
mlm0013@auburn.edu
(256) 582-2009

Register Online

$40.00 Livestock, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall 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.
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, May 26, 2021

Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods

559 Devall Dr, Room 109 Auburn AL, 36832

This is a 2-day course (May 25 & 26). Better Process Control School (BPCS) for Acidified Foods offers instruction which fulfills the FDA and USDA Good Manufacturing Practices(GMP) requirements to certify supervisors of thermal processing systems, acidification and container closure evaluation programs for acidified canned foods.

Address:
559 Devall Dr
Room 109
Auburn, AL 36832

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

Register Online

$350 Food Safety, Lee County, Statewide

DEEP 3 Monitoring your Body, Medications, & physical activity

1702 Noble Street Suite 108, Auditorium Anniston AL, 36201

Learning how to monitor your body, understand the role of medications, benefits of physical activity.

Address:
1702 Noble Street Suite 108
Auditorium
Anniston, AL 36201

Contact:
Sheree Taylor
snr0010@auburn.edu
(256)499-7146

FREE Home & Family, Calhoun County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Randolph County, Talladega County

Back 2 Basics Wednesdays: Basics of Weed Control

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

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Reptiles & Amphibians: Separating Fact From Fiction

Online

During this lunch and learn webinar Dr. Wesley Anderson with discuss how to make your yard less desirable to common reptiles and amphibians, and will also dispel some of the myths and fears that surround these animals.

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

Register Online

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

Private Applicator Training and Testing – Area 4

Hayneville Senior Center, 215 Tuskeena St. Hayneville AL, 36040

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. Seating is limited and facemask required. Please register with the Lowndes County Extension Office or Rudy Yates.

Address:
Hayneville Senior Center
215 Tuskeena St.
Hayneville, AL 36040

Contact:
Rudy Yates
yatesrp@aces.edu
(334) 548-2315

$20 Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Poultry, Lowndes County

Eufaula Farmers Market

Orange Street, Orange Street Eufaula AL, 36027

Eufaula Farmers Market at the Farmers Market Pavilion downtown will run 2:30-6:00 p.m. every Thursday until early August.

Address:
Orange Street
Eufaula, AL 36027

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

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Food Safety, Forestry & Wildlife, Health & Nutrition, Home & Family, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Nutrition, SNAP-Ed, Urban Extension, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Pike County

Basics of Pressure Canning Workshop

Online

Virtual workshop to demonstrate the basics of pressure canning nature’s bounty using the most up-to-date science based preservation practices. Will learn the basics of how to pressure can vegetables, meats and combination foods. Also talk about some of the issues associated with vegetables that could affect their overall quality. Bonus: Live demonstrations of equipment and testing of dial gauges. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 20, 2021.

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

Register Online

FREE Food Safety, Online, Statewide

Watch Party for Pressure Canning Workshop

3200A West Meighan Blvd., 3200A West Meighan Blvd. Gadsden AL, 35904

Join us for a watch party at the Etowah County Extension Office for a Virtual workshop to demonstrate the basics of pressure canning nature’s bounty using the most up-to-date science based preservation practices. Will learn the basics of how to pressure can vegetables, meats, and combination foods. Also talk about some of the issues associated with vegetables that could affect their overall quality.

Address:
3200A West Meighan Blvd.
Gadsden, AL 35904

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

FREE Food Safety, Etowah County

Watch Party for Pressure Canning Workshop

819 Cook Ave NW #106, 819 Cook Ave NW #106 Huntsville AL, 35801

Join us for a watch party at the Madison County Extension Office for a Virtual workshop to demonstrate the basics of pressure canning nature’s bounty using the most up-to-date science based preservation practices. Will learn the basics of how to pressure can vegetables, meats, and combination foods. Also talk about some of the issues associated with vegetables that could affect their overall quality.

Address:
819 Cook Ave NW #106
Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact:
Sinead Lounmala
scl0043@aces.edu
scl0043@aces.edu

FREE Food Safety, Madison County

Small Ruminant Production Virtual Series

Online

This free virtual webinar series offers effective best management tools that are necessary for goat and sheep producers to run a profitable farm operation.
The upcoming May session will focus on two key management concepts: Silvopasture Establishment & Management Principles, and Dealing with Poisonous Plants in Sheep and Goats

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

Register Online

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Livestock, Online, Statewide

Friday, May 28, 2021

Eco-Friendly Friday 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:
May 28: Planting for Pollinators, with Jimmy Gatt

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

Register Online

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Blount County, Cherokee County, Colbert County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Jackson County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Madison County Marion County, Marshall County, Morgan County, Online, Statewide, Walker County, Winston County

Farmers Market Vendor Training

WREC Auditorium, 167 AL Hwy 134 E Headland AL, 36345

Farmers Market Vendor Food Safety Training

Address:
WREC Auditorium
167 AL Hwy 134 E
Headland, AL 36345

Contact:
Jimmy Jones
jonesja@auburn.edu
(334) 585-6416

FREE Food Safety, Home & Family, Urban Extension, Youth Development, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Pike County

Saturday, May 29, 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.

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