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Events for October 17 — October 23, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021

ServSafe – Tuskegee

Macon County Extension Office, 207 N. Main Street Tuskegee AL, 36083

Food Protection Manager Certification Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Pre-registration required. COVID-19 Guidance in place.

Address:
Macon County Extension Office
207 N. Main Street
Tuskegee, AL 36083

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

Register Online

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

VCLLI: Grounds & Gardens: Fall Gardening and Composting

Online

Learn easy-to-understand practices on fall gardening, recycling kitchen scraps, and composting.
Composting, the “rot” thing to do!
Are you uncertain what to do with your garden, kitchen, and yard waste? Would you like natural, homemade compost for your lawn and garden? Then join the VCLLI and explore compost bin options, how to set up and manage a pile, the benefits and uses of composting, and much, much more.

Don’t Scrap It, Plant It!
It’s environmentally friendly, can save you money on your grocery bill, and is the ultimate in recycling. What are we talking about here? Kitchen Scraps Gardening! Take part in investigating growing tasty, healthy produce with kitchen scraps. From lettuce and onions to potatoes and ginger root, scraps often have plenty of life left. They just need a chance to avoid your trash can.

Be Cool with Fall Container Gardening
Bugs, constant watering, gnats, heat and humidity, not to mention weeding. Sound familiar? While summer is typically considered the season for the classic vegetable garden, the cool temperatures of fall present fewer challenges for plants and gardeners. Join us as we examine cool-season edibles that would never grow happily under warmer conditions but thrive in cooler and even cold weather in fall vegetable gardens.

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

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

FREE Online, Statewide

Beef Systems Short Course – Lee County

Auburn University Beef Teaching Unit, 500 Shug-Jordan Parkway Auburn AL, 36849

Beef Systems Short Course is a 4 night series that covers the basics of beef cattle production in the southeast. Topics will include Forages, Beef Nutrition, Herd Health Management, Marketing, and more.

Address:
Auburn University Beef Teaching Unit
500 Shug-Jordan Parkway
Auburn, AL 36849

Contact:
Alex Tigue
dat0002@auburn.edu
(256) 309-9496

Register Online

$40 Food Safety, Livestock, Bullock County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Lee County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Randolph County, Russell County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Beef Systems Short Course

151 18th Street, 151 18th Street Fort Payne AL, 35967

The Beef Systems Short Course is an introduction to fundamentals for the business of beef production in Alabama. Each night 2 topics will be presented to inlcue: Forages and Nutrition; Herd Health, Reproduction, Genetics; Environmental Stewardship; Record Keeping

Address:
151 18th Street
Fort Payne, AL 35967

Contact:
Landon Marks
mlm0013@auburn.edu
(256) 706-0032

Register Online

$40 Livestock, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County

Weaning Strategies and the Benefits of Backgrounding in Beef Cattle

Palisades Park- Dalton Moss Lodge, 1225 Palisades Parkway Oneonta AL, 35121

Come learn general strategies for improving beef production strategies.

Address:
Palisades Park- Dalton Moss Lodge
1225 Palisades Parkway
Oneonta, AL 35121

Contact:
Amy Burgess
burgeap@auburn.edu
(205) 274-2129

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Food Safety, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Poultry, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County Marshall County

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Peanut Pod Blast Workshops- WREC

167 AL Hwy 134 East, 167 AL Hwy 134 East Headland AL, 36345

Pod Blast workshop to determine optimum maturity of peanuts for correct digging time to harvest the most peanuts with best yield and grades

Address:
167 AL Hwy 134 East
Headland, AL 36345

Contact:
Jimmy Jones or Sedrick Mack
jonesja@auburn.edu
(334) 693-2363

FREE 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

ServSafe – Tuskegee

Macon County Extension Office, 207 N. Main Street Tuskegee AL, 36083

Food Protection Manager Certification Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Pre-registration required. COVID-19 Guidance in place.

Address:
Macon County Extension Office
207 N. Main Street
Tuskegee, AL 36083

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

Register Online

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

VCLLI Alabama Area Agency on Aging Senior Care Resources

Online

Learn the various resources offered by Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS) through local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). Topics include resources, such as prescription medication assistance, caregiver support, wellness education, long-term care advocacy, nutrition, and other timely information.

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

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

FREE Online, Statewide

Alabama Master Naturalist – Entomology Webinar

Online

Relaunching of the Alabama Master Naturalist Program. These webinars are free to attend and are meant to generate public interest in pursuing a certification as an Alabama Master Naturalist. The topic of this talk is Entomology

Contact:
Wesley Anderson
wma0016@aces.edu
(334) 750-9458

Register Online

FREE Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, 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

Servsafe Training/ Houston

Houston County Extension Office, 1699 Ross Clark Circle Dothan AL, 36301

This is a food safety training for food permit holders. It is a nationally accredited program from the National Restaurant Association.

Address:
Houston County Extension Office
1699 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL 36301

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Coffee County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County

VCLLI: A One Health Workshop: Impacts of Pharmaceuticals on Human, Animal and Environmental Health

Online

This program provides information on the human, animal, and environmental health challenges associated with the improper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medication.

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

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

FREE Online, Statewide

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Environmental Exploration

Online

Join us for Environmental Exploration, a series for third to fifth graders! This is a five-part weekly series that teaches students about energy, water, wildlife, and natural resources. Each lesson conforms to state standards for grades 3-5. This series is online and very interactive. Become an environmental explorer today! We are holding this series in the morning and afternoon to accommodate teacher schedules.
Register for the 9:00 AM session at https://www.aces.edu/go/Explore2021
Register for the 1:00 PM session at https://www.aces.edu/go/ExploreAfternoon

Contact:
Mary Dixon
mmd0066@aces.edu
(251) 423-8932

Register Online

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

Servsafe Training/ Houston

Houston County Extension Office, 1699 Ross Clark Circle Dothan AL, 36301

This is a food safety training for food permit holders. It is a nationally accredited program from the National Restaurant Association.

Address:
Houston County Extension Office
1699 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL 36301

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Coffee County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County

Environmental Exploration

Online

Join us for Environmental Exploration, a series for third to fifth graders! This is a five-part weekly series that teaches students about energy, water, wildlife, and natural resources. Each lesson conforms to state standards for grades 3-5. This series is online and very interactive. Become an environmental explorer today! We are holding this series in the morning and afternoon to accommodate teacher schedules.
Register for the 9:00 AM session at https://www.aces.edu/go/Explore2021
Register for the 1:00 PM session at https://www.aces.edu/go/ExploreAfternoon

Contact:
Mary Dixon
mmd0066@aces.edu
(251) 423-8932

Register Online

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

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Servsafe – Shelby County

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

Food Safety Certification Course that meets Health Department regulations. Its for those in food service

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

Better Process Control School- Acidified Foods

559 Devall Dr, CASIC building Auburn AL, 36849

Auburn University Better Process Control School (BPCS) offers instruction which fulfills the FDA and USDA Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements to certify supervisor thermal processing systems, acidification and container closure evaluation programs for acidified canned foods. The school will be held in Auburn October 21 & 22 in Room 109 of the CASIC building, located at 559 Devall Drive, Auburn, Alabama. Registration is $350.00 and includes instruction material, supplies, lunch for 2 days, and certificates earned. Lodging, breakfast, and evening meals are not included.

Address:
559 Devall Dr
CASIC building
Auburn, AL 36849

Contact:
Christy Mendoza
cnm0012@auburn.edu
2052176495

Register Online

$350.00 Food Safety, Lee County, Statewide

Alabama Private Training Course in Region 4

Russell County Extension Office, 508 14th Street Phenix City 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:
Russell County Extension Office
508 14th Street
Phenix City, AL 00000

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

VCLLI: Senior Safety

Online

Presenters explore various topics that pose threats to senior safety. Discussions will be directed to personal safety, fall prevention, fraud prevention, and household hazards.

Personal Safety
September 9th
Thomas Morris, Retired Police Officer
Huntsville Police Department

Fraud Prevention
September 23rd
Dan Lord, Education & Public Affairs Manager
Alabama Securities Commission

Household Hazards
October 7th
Janet Johnson, Urban Regional Extension Agent
Food Safety and Quality
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Auburn University

Fall Prevention
October 21st
Missy Fields, Director of Marketing
Home Instead Senior Care
Huntsville, AL

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

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

FREE Online, Statewide

Friday, October 22, 2021

Peanut Pod Blast Workshops- WREC

167 AL Hwy 134 East, 167 AL Hwy 134 East Headland AL, 36345

Pod Blast workshop to determine optimum maturity of peanuts for correct digging time to harvest the most peanuts with best yield and grades

Address:
167 AL Hwy 134 East
Headland, AL 36345

Contact:
Jimmy Jones or Sedrick Mack
jonesja@auburn.edu
(334) 693-2363

FREE 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

Better Process Control School- Acidified Foods

559 Devall Dr, CASIC building Auburn AL, 36849

Auburn University Better Process Control School (BPCS) offers instruction which fulfills the FDA and USDA Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements to certify supervisor thermal processing systems, acidification and container closure evaluation programs for acidified canned foods. The school will be held in Auburn October 21 & 22 in Room 109 of the CASIC building, located at 559 Devall Drive, Auburn, Alabama. Registration is $350.00 and includes instruction material, supplies, lunch for 2 days, and certificates earned. Lodging, breakfast, and evening meals are not included.

Address:
559 Devall Dr
CASIC building
Auburn, AL 36849

Contact:
Christy Mendoza
cnm0012@auburn.edu
2052176495

Register Online

$350.00 Food Safety, Lee County, Statewide

Saturday, October 23, 2021