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Events for August 18 — August 24, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019

State 4-H STEM Camp

Alabama 4-H Center

Alabama 4-H invites young people ages 9–18 to participate in the 2019 4-H STEM Camp at the Alabama 4-H Center. Experience robotics, rocketry, virtual reality, energy, and more! Participants should register in 4HOnline. Registration is $120 for youth and volunteers. Camp registration closes July 15.

Click here to download 4HYD-2312 4-H STEM Camp schedule. Contact Tony Cook for more information. 

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact Extension Communications and Marketing at 334-844-5696 or extcomm@aces.edu.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Chainsaw Safety Workshop

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 36,000 chainsaw related injuries each year. This frequently used lawn and farm tool can be seriously dangerous if the proper precautions and procedures are not used. This Chainsaw Safety Workshop, held at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center (Andalusia, AL) is targeted for the public, municipalities, loggers, industry professionals and anybody else that use chainsaws. Topics will include Safety Practices, Chainsaw Design, Ergonomics, Starting, Limbing & Bucking, Basic Felling, and include in-the-classroom and outside demonstrations. Lunch will be provided to all attendees. Seating is limited, so please pre-register with the Covington County Extension Office at (334) 585-6416.

Address:
Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center – 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia, AL 36420

Contact:
Bence Carter
jbc0057@auburn.edu
334-389-4055

FREE Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden

Beef Systems Short Course

Chilton Research and Extension Center, 120 CR 756 Clanton AL, 35045

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:
Chilton Research and Extension Center
120 CR 756
Clanton, AL 35045

Contact:
Joshua Elmore
Elmorjb@aces.edu
205-646-3610

Register Online

40 Crop Production; Farming; Lawn & Garden; Livestock

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Shelby 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:
56 Kelley Lane, Columbiana, Al 35051

Contact:
Nelson D. Wynn
wynnnel@aces.edu
205-669-6763

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

SmartMap 2.0

Caterpillar Training Center, 6155 Heath Rd Auburn AL, 36830

SmartMap logoSmartMap 2.0 is focused on using low-cost UAS technology for video capture, forest mapping, and other natural resource applications. This course “unpacks” UAV technology and the applications and software needed to capture and generate forest imagery and maps. While SmartMap 1.0 provides an introduction to UAV technology, this course provides a more in-depth review with hands-on training in the use of apps for planning and conducting UAS flights.

Questions?

Email your questions to Smartmap@auburn.edu.

Register Online

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Alabama Cottage Food Safety Class – Blount County

Blount County Extension Office, 415 5th Ave E A Oneonta AL, 35121

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

Address:
Blount County Extension Office
415 5th Ave E A
Oneonta, AL 35121

Contact:
Christy Mendoza
cnm0012@auburn.edu
(256)547-7936

Register Online

25.0 Food Safety

The Benefits of Being a Volunteer in Urban Programs (VIP)

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

More in our cities: Lunch & Learn Series

Alabama Extension’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit invites you to attend the More in our cities: Lunch & Learn Series. Bring your lunch and learn practical tips in the areas of personal finance, health and nutrition, green living, and youth and families. It’s a great opportunity to learn in a relaxed atmosphere and engage with local Extension staff and people right in your community.

June 20 Topic: The Benefits of Being a VIP (Volunteer in Urban Programs)
Presenter: Ms. Kim Neloms
Time: 12:00–1:00 PM
Where: James I. Dawson Building, Room 240

Click the “Visit Website” button below to be taken to the main series page that includes future lunch & learn dates, driving directions to the lunch & learn events, as well as a campus map and building pictures.

Directions from Meridian Street:
Turn off Meridan Street onto Chase Road and take your first left to the main guard shack for Alabama A&M University. Let the guard know that you are here for Alabama Extension. Proceed through the lift gate and go towards the center of campus. Take a right at the stop sign onto Morrison Circle and then stay straight on Akimbo Rd. You will see the James I. Dawson Extension Building on the right. Pass the building and take a right into the parking lot. Follow the signs in the building for the meeting room. (An interactive map of the AAMU campus can be found at this link)

Lunch & Learn Contact
Wendi Williams
Office: (256) 372-4953
Email: williw1@aces.edu

FREE Business & Community; Urban Extension; VIP

The Benefits of Being a VIP (Volunteer in Urban Programs)

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

Alabama Extension’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit invites you to attend the More in our cities: Lunch & Learn Series. Bring your lunch and learn practical tips in the areas of personal finance, health and nutrition, green living, and youth and families. It’s a great opportunity to learn in a relaxed atmosphere and engage with local Extension staff and people right in your community.

Can’t leave the office? No problem attend this Lunch & Learn session online through Zoom. If you’re a new Zoom participant, we have a quick start guide here: https://aub.ie/zoomquickstart

To join this session from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android follow this link at the time of the meeting: https://auburn.zoom.us/j/8618742697  Connect using Computer/Device audio if possible.

Topic: The Benefits of Being a VIP (Volunteer in Urban Programs)
Presenter: Ms. Kim Neloms
Time: 12:00–1:00 PM
Stream Online: Zoom ID 8618742697 (link to session)
Classroom Location: Alabama A&M University, James I. Dawson Building, Room 240, 4900 Meridian Street, Normal, AL 35762

FREE Urban Extension; VIP

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program 2: CNAHS

Huntsville, Huntsville Huntsville AL, 35816

The 6 classes are designed to educate individuals on how to best control their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels; empower individuals to establish relationships with primary care providers; encourage better nutrition and regular exercise; encourage lifestyle changes that lead to the reduction in the number of limb amputations; express the importance of developing support networks of family, friends and existing community-based social services.

Address:
Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35816

Contact:
Shonda Miller
sam0059@aces.edu
(256) 426-8444

FREE Home & Family

DEEP

405 6th St. SW, 405 6th St. SW Fayette AL, 35555

Six Diabetes classes that 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 minutes long.

Address:
405 6th St. SW
Fayette, AL 35555

Contact:
Fayette County Extension Office and Karen E Softley
kes0021@aces.edu
(205) 932 – 8941

FREE Home & Family

Alabama Cottage Food Law Class – Union Springs

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:
Bullock County Extension Office, 21578 Hwy 82E, Union Springs, AL 36089

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

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Fall Tri County Master Gardener Class

Tennessee Valley Research Station, 9494 Experimental Loop Road Madison AL, 35756

Learn how to grow a healthy landscape or your own vegetable garden, and serve the community. Become a certified Master Gardener volunteer with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Working together, we support projects like Lunch & Learn, Community Gardens, and Harvest for Health in the three county area.

Address:
Tennessee Valley Research Station
9494 Experimental Loop Road
Madison, AL 35756

Contact:
Rhonda Britton
rcb0003@aces.edu
(256) 532-1578

Register Online

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Beef Systems Short Course

Chilton Research and Extension Center, 120 CR 756 Clanton AL, 35045

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:
Chilton Research and Extension Center
120 CR 756
Clanton, AL 35045

Contact:
Joshua Elmore
Elmorjb@aces.edu
205-646-3610

Register Online

40 Crop Production; Farming; Lawn & Garden; Livestock

Friday, August 23, 2019

State 4-H STEM Camp

Alabama 4-H Center

Alabama 4-H invites young people ages 9–18 to participate in the 2019 4-H STEM Camp at the Alabama 4-H Center. Experience robotics, rocketry, virtual reality, energy, and more! Participants should register in 4HOnline. Registration is $120 for youth and volunteers. Camp registration closes July 15.

Click here to download 4HYD-2312 4-H STEM Camp schedule. Contact Tony Cook for more information. 

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact Extension Communications and Marketing at 334-844-5696 or extcomm@aces.edu.

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Farmers Market

13486 St Stephens Ave, 13486 St Stephens Ave Chatom AL, 36518

Starting May 1st through November 1st, farmers from all over will be stationed at 13486 St. Stephens Ave. for the annual Washington County Farmers’ Market! Please come out and shop local as well as learn more about your local Extension office and what it has to offer!

Address:
13486 St Stephens Ave
Chatom, AL 36518

Contact:
Sabra Johnson
sej0025@aces.edu
251-847-2295

FREE Crop Production; Farming; Forestry & Wildlife; Lawn & Garden; Livestock; Poultry

Saturday, August 24, 2019

State 4-H STEM Camp

Alabama 4-H Center

Alabama 4-H invites young people ages 9–18 to participate in the 2019 4-H STEM Camp at the Alabama 4-H Center. Experience robotics, rocketry, virtual reality, energy, and more! Participants should register in 4HOnline. Registration is $120 for youth and volunteers. Camp registration closes July 15.

Click here to download 4HYD-2312 4-H STEM Camp schedule. Contact Tony Cook for more information. 

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact Extension Communications and Marketing at 334-844-5696 or extcomm@aces.edu.

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