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Events for March 17 — March 23, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Monday, March 18, 2019

Alabama Cottage Food Law Class – Florence

Food Safety Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement to operate as a Cottage Food Business. Course includes specifics about the Alabama Cottage Food Law and food safety recommendations for the cottage food operation.

Address:
Lauderdale County Extension Office, 802 Veterans Drive, Florence, AL 35630

Contact:
Susan Hill
hillaps@auburn.edu
256-766-6223 or 205-269-1748

25 Food Safety

Good Agriculture Practices (GAP)

25.00 Fee if participant needs GAP resource binder – must pay with check or Money order.
Please bring binder if you already have one from last year.

Location: Scott House 14341 St Stephens Ave Chatom, AL 36518

Contact: Washington County Extension Office, 251-847-2295, swf0004@aces.edu

25 Farming

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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

Alabama Cottage Food Law Class – Fayette

Food Safety Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement to operate as a Cottage Food Business. Course includes specifics about the Alabama Cottage Food Law and food safety recommendations for the cottage food operation.

Address:
Fayette County Extension Office, 650 McConnell Loop, Fayette, AL 35555

Contact:
Susan Hill
hillaps@auburn.edu
205-932-8941

25 Food Safety

DEEP – St. Clair

DIABETES EMPOWERMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM (DEEP)

Classes meet every Tuesday, March 12th, 19th, 26th & April 2nd, 9th, 16th

10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

St. Clair County Extension Office
Basement Office 4 St. Clair County Courthouse, Pell City

NO CHARGE TO ATTEND! (Pre-registration required)

Space is limited! You must pre-register to attend by calling the St. Clair County Extension Office at 205-338-9416. For more information about the program, please contact Christina LeVert, Human Sciences Regional Extension Agent, at 205-926-4310 or email Christina.Levert@aces.edu.

This program is for anyone with diabetes or pre-diabetes, family members and caregivers. Learn more about diabetes and its risks, healthy eating and exercise, talking with your health care team, and managing medications. A different topic will be covered during each class.

Contact:
Christina LeVert
Christina.Levert@aces.edu

None; Registration Required Home & Family

DEEP – Chilton County

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering free diabetes
education classes in Alabama. You can receive eight hours of diabetes
self-management training in your community. These classes are designed to:
• Educate on how to best control blood sugar, blood pressure, and
cholesterol levels;
• Empower you to establish relationships with your primary care
provider;
• Encourage better nutrition and regular exercise;
• Encourage lifestyle changes that lead to the reduction in the number of diabetes complications ( heart disease, blindness, nerve damage, etc.) and limb amputations; and
• Express the importance of developing support networks of family,
friends, and existing community-based social services.
These six (6) classes present information in simple medical terms and
concepts using props and pictures in a way that is conducive to better
understanding and make learning fun. The classes are 60- 90 minutes long. If
you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, we invite you to contact us for more
information; or if you are an organization that wishes to become a
community partner and provide a location for diabetes education.
Helen H Jones -Regional Extension Agent at (334) 201-6775 or
herndhj@aces.edu

Address:
504 First Avenue North Clanton, AL 35045

Contact:
Helen H Jones
herndhj@aces.edu
(205) 280-6268

FREE Home & Family

Autauga County Colon Cancer Awareness Program

Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce, 131 N. Court St. Prattville AL, 36067

Autauga CountyEducation and Information Provided By Rumpshaker’s Foundation and Alabama Department of Public Health

Tuesday, March 19 at 11:00 am
Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce
131 N. Court St., Prattville, AL

The program costs $10 and lunch will be provided.  It is limited to the first 50 registrants.

For more information, contact the Autauga County office at nsr0014@aces.edu or (334) 361-7273.

Register Online

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Alabama Cottage Food Law Class – Phenix City

Food Safety Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement to operate as a Cottage Food Business. Course includes specifics about the Alabama Cottage Food Law and food safety recommendations for the cottage food operation.

Address:
Russell County Extension Office, 508 14th St., Phenix City, AL 36867

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

25 Food Safety

Fun Fitness Line Dancing

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute – Spring 2019 Courses/Activities

Session Course ID: FFLD

This course offers physical activity through line dancing. It provides a fun-filled workout that strengthens muscles and the cardiovascular system for enhancing and maintaining one’s overall health and wellness.

Course Leader: Dr. Kristen Campbell

Location: Alabama A&M University – James I. Dawson Building, Room 225

How to Register

Download the brochure to mail in registration.

VCLLI Spring 19 – Courses-Activities Brochure

VCLLI 2019 Spring Courses Catalog

The VCLLI was established under the technical guidance of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. It builds upon the efforts of ACES’ Successful Aging Initiative and enables older adults to be lifelong learners.

FREE Home & Family; Urban Extension

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

RUP Training for Private Applicators

Geneva County Office, 2765 East State Hwy. 52 Hartford AL, 36344; Geneva County 725.7 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

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

VCCA Tax Assistance Program

Tax Assistance Program designed to help taxpayers complete their federal and state taxes.
Individuals and families can have tax prepared by a certified and trained tax professional. Program is free. However,
you must have an income of $54,000 or less and be less than 60 years old. If 60 years of age and older with any income can have their taxes prepared as well. For more
information contact, Coosa County Extension Office at 256-377-4713.

Address:
13999 AL Highway 22

Contact:
Sharon Haynes
sah0008@aces.edu
256-377-4713

Free Urban Extension

Write Your Life Story

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute – Spring 2019 Courses/Activities

Session Course ID: WYLS

Many people wish to write a memoir of their life story for their children or even future generations. Some wish to have a remembrance of younger years or of happier times. This class will provide guidance and an opportunity for participants to write and share their stories.

Course Leader: Dr. Delores Johnson Price

Location: Alabama A&M University – James I. Dawson Building, Room 230

How to Register

Download brochure and mail in registration.

VCLLI Spring 19 – Courses-Activities Brochure

VCLLI 2019 Spring Courses Catalog

 

The VCLLI was established under the technical guidance of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. It builds upon the efforts of ACES’ Successful Aging Initiative and enables older adults to be lifelong learners.

FREE Home & Family; Urban Extension

Get Dirty @ the Library

A series of three classes offered at the Weatherford Library in Red Bay, AL. This is free to the public and covers timely topics for spring. March 6th – Pruning Fruits & Ornamentals; March 13th – Spring Vegetable Gardening; March 20th – Weeds & Wildlife.

Address:
Weatherford Library – 307 4th Avenue SW Red Bay, AL 35582

Contact:
Taylor Reeder
tav0001@auburn.edu
256-332-8880

Free to Public Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

Thursday, March 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

Get Dirty @ the Library

A series of three classes held at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library. This will be free to the public and cover timely topics for spring. March 7th – Pruning Fruits & Ornamentals; March 14th – Spring Vegetable Gardening; March 21st – Weeds & Wildlife.

Address:
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library 350 North Wood Avenue Florence, AL 35630

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

Free to Public Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

Beef Systems 360- Fourth Session (West Central)

This will be the fourth meeting in our West-Central AL Systems 360 Program. Dr. Audrey Gamble will discuss the importance of soil health.
We will then tour Vista Farms. Jonathan Gladney and Paul Vining will facilitate discussion regarding timely topics related to beef cattle production.

Contact:
Paul Vining
tpv0001@aces.edu
256-214-9630

10.0 Crop Production; Farming; Lawn & Garden; Livestock

Alabama Cottage Food Law Class – Rockford

Food Safety Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement to operate as a Cottage Food Business. Course includes specifics about the Alabama Cottage Food Law and food safety recommendations for the cottage food operation.

Address:
Coosa County Extension Office, 13999 AL HWY 22, Rockford, AL 35136

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

25 Food Safety

Fun Fitness Line Dancing

Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, 4900 Meridian St Normal AL, 35762

Virginia Caples Lifelong Learning Institute – Spring 2019 Courses/Activities

Session Course ID: FFLD

This course offers physical activity through line dancing. It provides a fun-filled workout that strengthens muscles and the cardiovascular system for enhancing and maintaining one’s overall health and wellness.

Course Leader: Dr. Kristen Campbell

Location: Alabama A&M University – James I. Dawson Building, Room 225

How to Register

Download the brochure to mail in registration.

VCLLI Spring 19 – Courses-Activities Brochure

VCLLI 2019 Spring Courses Catalog

The VCLLI was established under the technical guidance of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. It builds upon the efforts of ACES’ Successful Aging Initiative and enables older adults to be lifelong learners.

FREE Home & Family; Urban Extension

Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Training – Birmingham Childcare Resources

What is the Alabama Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care
Initiative? Join us for this two-hour training to find out!
Center and Home-Based Programs are welcome
The Alabama Partnership for Children and the Alabama
Cooperative Extension System are teaming up to provide
trainings, technical assistance, tools, and resources to
ensure providers are equipped to support breastfeeding
moms, and are trained to properly handle breast milk.
Returning to work after having a baby is often difficult
and stressful. Supporting families in their decision to
continue breastfeeding is one way your program can
ease the transition of returning to work!

Contact:
Christina LeVert
Christina.Levert@aces.edu
3342921559

None; Registration Required Home & Family

Friday, March 22, 2019

RUP Training for Private Applicators

Pike County Office, 306 South Three Notch St Troy AL, 36081; Pike County 691.8 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

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, March 23, 2019