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Events for February 17 — February 23, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Auxin Herbicide Best Management Training

Talladega County Office, 130 N. Court St. Talladega AL, 35160; Talladega County 617.3 miles

Auxin herbicide training for producers and their employees to become certified to use dicamba technology in cotton and soybean production. Training required by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

In October 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency issued new requirements for products containing 2,4-D or dicamba intended to be used in conjunction with 2,4-D or dicamba tolerant crops. The label requires specific mandatory training and wind speed restrictions not to exceed 10 miles per hour and will require special training in 2019 for new auxin herbicides applied on dicamba-tolerant and 2,4-D-tolerant cotton.

If you received training last year you still have to train this year. Due to the new requirements by EPA previous trainings are only valid for 1 year. Furthermore, purchasers of these products must have a commercial or private applicators permit in conjunction with training.

This training is intended to assist applicators with reducing incidents of herbicide drift to susceptible crops, technical application methods, tank cleanout, and information about the new chemistries. The certified applicator and person responsible for the application of these products on cotton and soybeans in crop must receive this training.

Registration is $15.00.

15.00 Auxin Herbicide; Farming; Pesticides; Register for Training; Upcoming Training

Farmers Market SFNMP Training for Growers

Description: Growers who need to be recertified for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program should attend. There will be a brief video, and a short test. Paperwork will then be submitted to the Farmers Market Authority. You can also apply for your 2019 Growers Permit.

Location: 600 S 7th ST Opelika, AL 36801

Contact: Lee Co Extension Office, 334-749-3353

FREE Farming

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

RUP Training for Private Applicators

Lee County Office, Lee County Agricultural Center, 600 S 7th St, Suite 4 Opelika AL, 36801; Lee County 625.3 miles

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. If you need more information contact Dr. Chip East (256) 846-0314, Dani Carroll (256) 458-6043, Jordan Graves (334) 672-4826, or Alex Tigue (256) 309-9496.

20.00 Extension Training; Farming; Pesticides; Private Applicator

Alabama Private Training Course in Region 4

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. If you need more information contact Dr. Chip East (256) 846-0314, Dani Carroll (256) 458-6043, Jordan Graves (334) 672-4826, or Alex Tigue (256) 309-9496.

Location: Lee County Extension Office

$20 Crop Production; Farming

Shoals Master Gardener Course

A 14-week course that allows the opportunity to learn more about the natural world around you. Our classes will cover topics such as: plant pathology, vegetable gardening, fruit production, plant propagation, water conservation, soil science, and much more! Class members will have the opportunity to become certified Master Gardeners by taking part in this course.

Address:
802 Veterans Drive Florence, AL 35630

Contact:
Taylor Reeder
tav0001@auburn.edu
256-766-6223

150 Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

PSA Grower Training – Tuscaloosa

This course will provide fundamental, science based knowledge for on
farm food safety including produce risk assessment, implementation of
Good Agricultural Practices, details on how to develop a farm food safety plan and satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements.

Address:
Tuscaloosa County Extension Office, 2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Contact:
Cindy Makemson
makemcy@aces.edu
205-349-4630

15 Business & Community; Food Safety; Lawn & Garden

ServSafe in Covington County

This is a food safety course for food permit holders that is required by law. This is a day and a half long training. If you have questions or need further information on registering, please call the above number.

Address:
Covington County Extension Office, 23952 AL Hwy 55

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

$130 for online payment or $140 for check or money Business & Community; Food Safety

Wiregrass Lunch and Learn

Wiregrass Lunch and Learn offered at the Dothan Library featuring timely topics for each month. January 15th – Honey Bees; February 19th – Yard Art: How to Plant a Chair and More ; March 5th – Vegetable Gardening with Ease; April 2nd – All About Blueberries; May 7th – Creating the Perfect Lawn; June 4th – Hostas; September 3rd – Tips for Designing Your Landscape; October 1st – What’s Bugging You?; November 12th – Growing Fall Bulbs & Making Grapevine Wreaths

Contact:
Lucy Edwards
lee0003@auburn.edu
334-794-4108

Free to Public Lawn & Garden

Auxin Herbicide Training -Dallas County Area

Auxin herbicide training for producers and their employees to become certified to use dicamba technology in cotton and soybean production. This training is required by EPA and ADAI. Only certified applicators may apply dicamba over the top (those working under the supervision of a certified applicator may no longer make applications). Any employee doing the spraying must attend an Auxin Herbicide training and be certified.. Please RSVP with Rudy Yates. Space may be limited.

Address:
Black Belt Research & Extension Center, 60 County Road 944, Marion Junction, AL 36759

Contact:
Rudy Yates
yatesrp@aces.edu
334-422-1135

15 Crop Production; Farming

Auxin Herbicide Best Management Practices Training

Black Belt Research Station, 60 County Road 944 Marion Junction AL, 36759

Auxin herbicide training for producers and their employees to become certified to use dicamba technology in cotton and soybean production. Training required by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

In October 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency issued new requirements for products containing 2,4-D or dicamba intended to be used in conjunction with 2,4-D or dicamba tolerant crops. The label requires specific mandatory training and wind speed restrictions not to exceed 10 miles per hour and will require special training in 2019 for new auxin herbicides applied on dicamba-tolerant and 2,4-D-tolerant cotton.

If you received training last year you still have to train this year. Due to the new requirements by EPA previous trainings are only valid for 1 year. Furthermore, purchasers of these products must have a commercial or private applicators permit in conjunction with training.

This training is intended to assist applicators with reducing incidents of herbicide drift to susceptible crops, technical application methods, tank cleanout, and information about the new chemistries. The certified applicator and person responsible for the application of these products on cotton and soybeans in crop must receive this training.

Registration is $15.00.

15.00 Auxin Herbicide; Farming; Pesticides; Register for Training; Upcoming Training

Barbour County WHEP

The Barbour County Extension Office is happy to announce that we are trying to start a Wildlife Habitat Education Program for our youth in the county. This program is recognized at the state and national level. It teaches our youth about plant and animal identification, land management, conservation, and much more. Our team plans to get a group together this winter and develop a team to take to the state competition in this summer. Teams are comprised of four youth that are selected from the group that will study throughout the spring in preparation for the contest. Forestry and wildlife is a huge part of the economy here in Barbour County. We see this as an outlet for our youth to learn about the industry and the different careers within this area. Please share this information with your students and parents. We hope to have a good group to introduce at the state competition this year! Please call Jill Wachs or Allie at 334-687-5688 for more information. The team will meet starting January 22 at 5:30 at the Extension office. We also a Facebook event for this event on our page!

Address:
525 SCHOOL STREET

Contact:
Jill Wachs
jmw0116@auburn.edu
13346875688

FREE Alabama 4-H; Home & Family; Youth Development

Fruit & Vegetable 6-Week Mini-Series

The Cullman & Morgan County Extension Offices have joined forces to offer a Fruit & Vegetable 6-week Mini-Series. Each county will alternate weeks hosting the classes.

Fee for individual classes is $10 each or $50 for the series; includes refreshments & materials.

Register & pay online at: http://www.aces.edu/go/932
*select Add to Cart; then Continue to the next page where you will be able
to select individual classes or the entire series & enter your information.)

Location: North Alabama Agriplex, 1714 Talley Ho Street SW, Cullman, AL 35055; 3/5/18 at different location

Contact: Tony Glover, 256-737-9386, gloveta@aces.edu

$10/each or $50/course Lawn & Garden

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

RUP Training for Private Applicators

Clay County Office, 93 County Road 31 Ashland AL, 36251; Clay County 613.3 miles

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. If you need more information contact Dr. Chip East (256) 846-0314, Dani Carroll (256) 458-6043, Jordan Graves (334) 672-4826, or Alex Tigue (256) 309-9496.

20.00 Extension Training; Farming; Pesticides; Private Applicator

Alabama Private Training Course in Region 2

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. If you need more information contact Dr. Chip East (256) 846-0314, Dani Carroll (256) 458-6043, Jordan Graves (334) 672-4826, or Alex Tigue (256) 309-9496.

Location: Clay County Extension Office

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

 

$20 Crop Production; Farming

RUP Training for Private Applicators

Houston County Office, Farm Center Building, 1699 Ross Clark Circle, Ste 4 Dothan AL, 36301; Houston County 702.2 miles

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.

20.00 Extension Training; Farming; Pesticides; Private Applicator

Central AL Vegetable Production and SFMNP Recertification Meeting

Jemison Municipal Complex, 14 Padgett Lane Jemison AL, 35085

Central AL Vegetable Production & SFMNP Recertification Meeting

 

Dr. Steve Li …….. Vegetable Weed Management

Dr. Ed Sikora ….. Tomato and Cucurbit Disease Management

Dr. Joe Kemble…Tomato and Cucurbit Production

 

Please call the Chilton County Extension Office (205) 280-6268 by Monday, Feb. 18th to register.

Free and open to the public.

Free Commercial Applicator; Extension Training; Farming; Pesticides

Chilton County Master Gardener Course

The Alabama Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program by which the Alabama Cooperative Extension System expands its outreach mission to the citizens of Alabama. This program represents an effective partnership between the land-grant universities of this state and motivated volunteers interested in educating their communities with research-based information. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities

Address:
504 First Avenue, Suite A, Clanton, AL 35046-0030

Contact:
Nelson D. Wynn
wynnnel@aces.edu
205-280-6268

150 Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

RUP Training for Private Applicators

Houston County Farm Center Building, 1699 Ross Clark Circle, Ste 4 Dothan AL, 36301

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.

20.00 Extension Training; Farming; Pesticides; Private Applicator

Servsafe Shelby County

This is a food safety certification course. For those either managers or workers in food service that are required by the state health department to obtain their certification. This is a state requirement to meet regulations. Each food service operation must have two people with their certification to meet standards.

Address:
Shelby County Extension 56 Kelly Lane Columbiana AL 35051

Contact:
Angela Treadaway
treadas@aces.edu
205-669-6763

$130 online registration for class and test $80 to Business & Community; Food Safety

Alabama Private Training Course in Region 1

A Private Applicator uses or supervises the use of any pesticide for producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented, or on the property of another person if applied without compensation. This is a full training course that is complete with a testing period after the course in order to provide the Private Applicator permit to the participant. *Additional fee of $25.00 shall be forwarded by the applicant to the Department of Ag for Permit. Commercial applicator points will be awarded in AP (Ag Plant) and D&R (Demonstration and Research).

Location: Jackson Co. ALFA Building 23625 John T. Reid Pkwy Scottsboro AL 35768

Contact: Jackson Co. Extension Office (256) 574-2143 n

20 Crop Production; Farming

RUP Training for Private Applicators–DeKalb County

Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center, 13112 Alabama Highway 68 Crossville AL, 35962

RUP Training for Private Applicators

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 will test at the end of the training course (must obtain a passing
    grade of 70 percent or higher).
  • Statewide training/testing dates will be Jan. 1–Sept. 30 of each year.
  • No training courses will be offered Oct. 1–Dec. 31 of any year.
  • If applicant passes, he or she will forward permit fees ($25) to the
    Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries for issuance of permit.
  • Pre-register with your County office.

Contact:

Landon Marks 256-927-3250 or Norm Haley 256-630-4248

20.00 Farming; Pesticides; Private Applicator; Upcoming Training

Plant Propagation Workshop

Join us for this hands on workshop to learn how to start seeds and cuttings for your summer vegetable garden. Each participant will leave with a tray of seeds and cuttings of 12 different varieties of tomatoes, peppers, and herbs for their vegetable garden (approx. 75 total plants). Plant varieties were chosen because of their ease of growing, high productivity, and great taste. Learn everything you need to know to grow them indoors and how to safely transplant them into your garden in the spring. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration Required, $20 materials fee.

Address:
3120 hwy 36 west, hartselle

Contact:
Allyson Shabel
ams0137@aces.edi
256-612-6766

20 Lawn & Garden; Urban Extension

ServSafe in Covington County

This is a food safety course for food permit holders that is required by law. This is a day and a half long training. If you have questions or need further information on registering, please call the above number.

Address:
Covington County Extension Office, 23952 AL Hwy 55

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

$130 for online payment or $140 for check or money Business & Community; Food Safety

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Spring Tri County MG Class

The Alabama Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program by which the Alabama Cooperative Extension System expands its outreach mission to the citizens of Alabama. This program represents an effective partnership between the land-grant universities of this state and motivated volunteers interested in educating their communities with research-based information. Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.

Address:
819 Cook Ave

Contact:
Rhonda Britton
rcb0003@aces.edu
2566908979

150.0 Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

How to Grow Mushrooms

This workshop will be conducted by the owners of the Fungi Farm, LLC, from Dadeville, AL. There will be a classroom and hands-on portion to the class, and participants will take home at least one log that has been inoculated with shiitake mushroom spawn. Please call the office to register.

Address:
302A Byrne Street, Bay Minette, AL

Contact:
Ellen Huckabay
knighec@auburn.edu
251-937-7176

20 Lawn & Garden

PSA Grower Training – Scottsboro

This course will provide fundamental, science based knowledge for on
farm food safety including produce risk assessment, implementation of
Good Agricultural Practices, details on how to develop a farm food safety plan and satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements.

Address:
Jackson County Extension Office, 27115 John T. Reid Parkway, Scottsboro, AL 35768

Contact:
Patricia Dixson
dixsopa@aces.edu
256-574-2143

15 Business & Community; Food Safety; Lawn & Garden

Parenting & Healthy Relationship Skills

Call 256-200-2996 to Register
February 7th = Building a Strong Family
February 14th = Communication Skills & Healthy Relationships
February 21st = Stress & Conflict Management
February 28th = Positive Discipline = Self-Discipline
Tip Sheets on Goal Setting & Time Mgt.; Step Families & Co-Parenting

Address:
New Life Fellowship Church; 16131 AL-171N, Winfield, AL 35594

Contact:
Melanie Allen
allenmg@auburn.edu
256-200-2996

No Fee; Bring 3-Ring Binder Home & Family

Beginner Beekeeping Course

During the 6 classes, participants will learn basic knowledge to begin keeping bees, acquire and assemble the necessary equipment for the bees, and have the opportunity to obtain bees to go in the equipment. The series will be hosted by Tallapoosa County Extension and taught by the Tallapoosa River Beekeepers Association. Cost is $45, and includes one book. To sign-up or for more information, contact the Tallapoosa County Extension office at 256-825-1050

Location: Dadeville, Alabama

Contact: Shane Harris, 256-825-1050, aharris@aces.edu

$45 Farming

Friday, February 22, 2019

RUP Training for Private Applicators

Coffee County Office, 5 County Complex/1055 East McKinnon St New Brockton AL, 36351; Coffee County 712.2 miles

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.

20.00 Extension Training; Farming; Pesticides; Private Applicator

Plant Propagation Workshop

Join us for this hands on workshop to learn how to start seeds and cuttings for your summer vegetable garden. Each participant will leave with a tray of seeds and cuttings of 12 different varieties of tomatoes, peppers, and herbs for their vegetable garden (approx. 75 total plants). Plant varieties were chosen because of their ease of growing, high productivity, and great taste. Learn everything you need to know to grow them indoors and how to safely transplant them into your garden in the spring. Class is limited to 15 participants. Registration Required, $20 materials fee.

Address:
13075 AL Hwy 157, Moulton

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

20 Lawn & Garden; Urban Extension

Master Gardener Course

The Tallapoosa County Extension Office will again offer the Master Gardener Volunteer Program in 2019, with a starting date on Friday, February 1st. All classes will be held during the day from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the County Extension office located in Dadeville. Applications are now being accepted and will be accepted through Friday, January 18th.The fee associated with this course is $140 per person. The Alabama Master Gardener training program will consist of 13 weeks of horticulture related classes and training. The course provides more than 50 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction in horticulture and related areas. Classes taught include soils and plant nutrition; composting, plant diseases; landscape design and plant selection; weed identification and control; entomology; pesticide education, fruit culture; plant propagation; home lawn care; vegetable gardening; wildlife control, care and maintenance of landscape plants; bedding plants, and more. Courses are taught by specialists from Auburn University, Extension agents from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, fellow certified Master Gardeners, and local horticulture professionals. If you are interested in participating in any of our courses or have any questions, please contact the Tallapoosa County Extension office at 256-825-1050 or visit us online at www.aces.edu/Tallapoosa.

$140 Lawn & Garden

Saturday, February 23, 2019