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Events for October 24 — October 30, 2021

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

VCLLI: Grounds & Gardens: Lawns and Pests

Online

This series will provide strategies to improve lawn care and prevent pests inside and outside the home.

September 13: Stop Bed Bug Infestation 101
This virtual webinar will focus on stopping bed bugs from making their way into your homes from overnight guests, vacations, hotels, and overturned apartments. Learn about prevention, controlling the population, and visually inspecting your home. Also, come prepared to ask questions at the end of the webinar.

September 27: Preventing Indoor Pests (ants, spiders, and roaches)
Control those unwanted pests in your home. This virtual webinar will focus on stopping ants, spiders, and cockroaches before they get started. This webinar will provide essential tips on using the correct mode of action to prevent these highly populating bugs from taking over your house.

October 11: Preventing Outdoor Pests (snakes, skunks, snails, and wildlife)
How can you stop the wild kingdom from coming around your home? This webinar will provide tips on discouraging wildlife, such as skunks, snakes, and other animals from setting up camp around your home. Also, this virtual webinar will provide advice on proofing your home from wildlife entry. Stay away, wild kingdom!

October 25: Fall and Winter Lawn Care
Summer is over for my lawn; now what? This virtual webinar will focus on preparing your lawn for the next season’s beauty. What are cool-season and warm-season grasses? We will answer some common questions at the end of the webinar about maintaining your yard during the fall season.

November 7: Fall Pruning Class
It’s time to cut back; why, and how? This virtual webinar will focus on trimming, cutting, and planting in the fall of the year. The webinar will allow the participants to understand why it is essential to prune shrubs and trees in the fall.

November 22: Holiday Season Toxic Plants
What plants are we bringing into our home that is toxic to our pets, family members, and the air we breathe around the holiday seasons. This virtual webinar will discuss the different types of plants that may harm you and your family during this holiday season.

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

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

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

Beef Systems Short Course – Cullman County

North Alabama Agriplex, 1714 Talley Ho Street Cullman AL, 35055

The Beef Systems Short Course is a multi-night lecture series covering the fundamentals of beef production and is geared for new and limited experience producers. There is a $40 registration fee, and all participants will receive a copy of Extension’s recently updated Alabama Beef Handbook.
Topics Covered
• Forages and Nutrition
• Herd Health and Reproduction
• Record Keeping and Environmental Stewardship
• Economics and Meat Science

Address:
North Alabama Agriplex
1714 Talley Ho Street
Cullman, AL 35055

Contact:
Gerry Thompson
thompgl@aces.edu
(256) 508-2020

Register Online

$40 Livestock, Cullman County, Statewide

Tuesday, October 26, 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

Veterans Gardening Project at Landmark Park

430 Landmark Drive, 430 Landmark Drive Dothan AL, 36303

Veterans of all ages, active-duty military, and their families or support networks are invited to join us for a casual gardening project. The Veteran’s Gardening Project will host a series of workshops that will cover gardening basics for those getting started and advanced topics for our seasoned gardeners. We will work in the raised bed gardens at Landmark Park to grow everything from squash to native pollinator beds. A short workday in the garden will follow each educational demonstration, weather-dependent.  We ask that all participants wear a mask and bring their gardening gloves.

For a complete schedule, visit http://www.landmarkparkdothan.com/veterans-gardening-project/.

Address:
430 Landmark Drive
Dothan, AL 36303

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

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

ServSafe Cullman County

Cullman COunty Extension Office, 402 ArnoldSt, Suite G-1 Cullman AL, 35055

ServSafe is a two-day accredited certification course approved by the ADPH for retail food service establishments. Please bring a photo ID the second day in order to take the exam.

Address:
Cullman COunty Extension Office
402 ArnoldSt, Suite G-1
Cullman, AL 35055

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County

Wednesday, October 27, 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 Cullman County

Cullman COunty Extension Office, 402 ArnoldSt, Suite G-1 Cullman AL, 35055

ServSafe is a two-day accredited certification course approved by the ADPH for retail food service establishments. Please bring a photo ID the second day in order to take the exam.

Address:
Cullman COunty Extension Office
402 ArnoldSt, Suite G-1
Cullman, AL 35055

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Blount County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, Marshall County

Back 2 Basics Wednesdays: Presenting – Bethany O’Rear

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

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

Register Online

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

Turf Selection

Online

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will host a Turf Selection meeting on October 27th. The meeting will be available on zoom and will begin at 10:30 and end before noon. Extension Turf Specialist, Dr. Dave Han will discuss turf selection at the meeting and answer additional turf questions. This meeting will be very beneficial for anyone wanting more information about the turf they are growing or those who are interested in establishing a new turf.

Contact:
Chip East
eastwil@aces.edu
(256) 846-0314

Register Online

FREE Lawn & Garden, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Lee County, Macon County, Online, Randolph County, Russell County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa 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

Private Pesticide Applicator Testing

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

Private Pesticide Applicator Testing for landowners, farmers and other agricultural producers needing a private pesticide applicator permit. A passing score is 70 or higher. Permits cost $25 and issued by the ADAI. Contact Rudy Yates for more information.

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

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

$10 Crop Production, Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Poultry, Marengo County

Alabama Master Naturalist – “Geology and Soil Science” 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 Geology and Soil Science.

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

Register Online

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

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Alabama Master Naturalist – “Urban and Suburban Systems” 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 Urban and Suburban Systems.

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

Register Online

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

Friday, October 29, 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

Saturday, October 30, 2021

4-H Code Club

Online

Alabama 4-H is proud to bring a Virtual Classroom to the state of Alabama featuring Swift Coding facilitated by Ed Farm. Swift Coding is a powerful and intuitive programming language for Apple devices including macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS and beyond. Ed Farm has partnered with Apple and adopted their educational curriculum to teach Swift Coding in a creative artistic approach.

WHO. WHERE. WHEN
Grades 4-12* Ages 9-18
Online with ZOOM
Saturdays
Oct 30, Nov 6, Nov 13, & Nov 20.
11 am – 12 pm CT
*Must have your favorite Apple Device (iPad, MacBook, Mac Pro, iMac) or other internet-enabled device to take advantage of this upcoming learning experience.
Coding connects
Real-world Engagement
Communication & Creation
Teamwork
Critical Thinking
Personalized Learning
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Registration is required.
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Register for the event on 4-H Online
http://www.aces.edu/go/AAMU4-H by logging in or creating an account as an Alabama A&M 4-H Youth Development member. Zoom link will be sent following registration.
Contact James Fountain for more information – jnf0017@aces.edu
Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AL4HAAMU

Contact:
James Fountain II
jnf0017@aces.edu
256-309-7876

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

FREE Home & Family, Youth Development, Online, Statewide