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Events for October 20 — October 26, 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

ServSafe Class – Union Springs

Bullock County Extension Office, 21578 US 82 W Union Springs AL, 36089

Food Safety Certified Food Protection Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date.

Address:
Bullock County Extension Office
21578 US 82 W
Union Springs, AL 36089

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Barbour County, Bullock County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Pike County, Russell County

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

ServSafe Class – Union Springs

Bullock County Extension Office, 21578 US 82 W Union Springs AL, 36089

Food Safety Certified Food Protection Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for Retail Food Permit Holders. This is a two-day class. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date.

Address:
Bullock County Extension Office
21578 US 82 W
Union Springs, AL 36089

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

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Barbour County, Bullock County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Pike County, Russell County

ServSafe Etowah

3200 W Meighan Blvd, 3200 W Meighan Blvd Gadsden AL, 35904

Meets the ADPH requirements for Food Safety certification class

Address:
3200 W Meighan Blvd
Gadsden, AL 35904

Contact:
Christy Mendoza
Cnm0012@auburn.edu
(205) 217-6495

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Blount County, Calhoun County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, marshal-county, stclair-county

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

Parnell Memorial Library, 277 Par Drive Montevallo AL, 35115

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:
Parnell Memorial Library
277 Par Drive
Montevallo, AL 35115

Contact:
Christina LeVert
Chrstina.Levert@aces.edu
(334) 292-1559

FREE Home & Family, Shelby County

TN Valley Beef-Forage Field Day

TN Valley Research & Extension Center, 9494 Experiemental Loop Madison AL, 35756

The Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center is hosting a beef-forage field day on Tuesday, October 22 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Registration is limited to the first 50 participants. Join us for field tours and in-classroom sessions on the following:
Topics Covered
• Calf Backgrounding Systems – Nutrition Options and Producer Panel
• Pasture Weed Management Options
• Sprayer Calibration

Register online or contact Gerry Thompson, Animal Science and Forage Regional Agent, at thompgl@aces.edu or 256-508-2020.

Address:
TN Valley Research & Extension Center
9494 Experiemental Loop
Madison, AL 35756

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

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Livestock, Limestone County, Statewide

Fire Ant Control in Home Lawns, Gardens and Pastures

Beeland Park Community Center, 1016 E Commerce St. Greenville AL, 36037

FIre ants are a constant problems for Alabama residents. Come and learn how to control these pests in you lawns, gardens and pastures!

Address:
Beeland Park Community Center
1016 E Commerce St.
Greenville, AL 36037

Contact:
Kelly Palmer
ridleka@auburn.edu
(251) 654-7149

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Poultry, Butler County, Statewide

Beef Systems Short Course – Tallapoosa County

Tallapoosa County Courthouse-Extension Auditorium, 125 N. Broadnax St. Dadeville AL, 36853

he 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:
Tallapoosa County Courthouse-Extension Auditorium
125 N. Broadnax St.
Dadeville, AL 36853

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

Register Online

$40 Crop Production, Farming, Livestock, Statewide, Tallapoosa County

Fall 2019 Beekeeping Webinar Series

online, online online AL, 35650

Join us for this free three part webinar series on beekeeping in Alabama.
October 15- Equipment Tips from an Apiarist- Join us as Dr. Tammy Horn-Potter teaches about some of her equipment successes and failures over her beekeeping career.
October 22- Making More Money With Your Honey- Join Farm and Agribusiness Management Extension Agent Kevin Burkett to learn ways to maximize your beekeeping profits.
October 29- Honeybee Breeds; Choosing the Right Bee for Your Area – There are many honeybee lines to choose from. Learn the pros and cons of each breed with Alabama Extension beekeeper Jack Rowe.

Address:
online
online, AL 35650

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

Register Online

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

Learn to Earn Cupcake Bouquet Workshop

Pike Road Arts Center, 944 Wallahatchie Road Pike Road AL, 36064

Participants will learn to work with icing and fondant to create edible art. Arrangements of floral cupcakes are perfect for special occasions and holidays during any season. Participants receive multiple cupcakes and all the supplies they need to craft an elegant and edible arrangement!

There are registration fees associated with this event to cover the costs of supplies.
• $15 per adult
• $5 per child (ages 9+) with participating adult

Address:
Pike Road Arts Center
944 Wallahatchie Road
Pike Road, AL 36064

Contact:
Janice Hall
jehall@aces.edu
334-361-7273

Register Online

$15.00 Food Safety, Autauga County, Bullock County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Montgomery County, Pike County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Tallapoosa County

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Alabama Extension Regional Master Gardener Training – Blount

629 County Road 7, 629 County Road 7 Hayden AL, 35079

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:
629 County Road 7
Hayden, AL 35079

Contact:
Bethany A. O’Rear
bao0004@aces.edu
(205) 612-9524

Register Online

$125.00 Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Blount County

Shelby County Master Gardener Course

56 Kelley Lane, 56 Kelley Lane Columbiana AL, 35051

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

$150 Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Bibb County, Chilton County, Shelby County

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Pressure Cooking Workshop

St. Clair Extension Office, 1815 Cogswell Avenue, Suite 103 Pell City AL, 35125

Meals in minutes: Learn to use the pressure canner/cooker and electric pressure cooker to transform meats, vegetables, and even desserts to become fork tender, moist, and delicious in just a few minutes while preserving nutrients and cutting energy costs.

Address:
St. Clair Extension Office
1815 Cogswell Avenue, Suite 103
Pell City, AL 35125

Contact:
Janice Hall
jehall@aces.edu
205-338-9416

Register Online

$15.00 Food Safety, Jefferson County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training – Troy

Pike County Extension Office, 306 South Three Notch Street Troy AL, 36081

Produce growers and others interested in learning about the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. The PSA Grower Training course satisfies the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement.
What to Expect:
The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in these seven modules:
• Intro to Produce Safety
• Worker Health, Hygiene & Training
• Soil Amendments
• Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, & Land Use
• Agricultural Water (Part 1: Production Water; Part 2: Postharvest Water)
• Post-Harvest Handling & Sanitation
• How to develop a farm food safety plan ese seven modules

Address:
Pike County Extension Office
306 South Three Notch Street
Troy, AL 36081

Contact:
Donna Martin
dmm0074@auburn.edu
(334) 566-0985

$15 Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Pike County, Statewide

ServSafe Etowah

3200 W Meighan Blvd, 3200 W Meighan Blvd Gadsden AL, 35904

Meets the ADPH requirements for Food Safety certification class

Address:
3200 W Meighan Blvd
Gadsden, AL 35904

Contact:
Christy Mendoza
Cnm0012@auburn.edu
(205) 217-6495

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Blount County, Calhoun County, Cherokee County, Cullman County, DeKalb County, Etowah County, Jackson County, Madison County, marshal-county, stclair-county

Fire Ant Control in Home Lawns, Gardens and Pastures

Monroe County Extension Office, 334 Agriculture Drive, Suite 104 Monroeville AL, 36460

Fire ants are a continual problems for Alabama residents. Come and learn how to control fire ants in your home lawns, gardens and pastures!

Address:
Monroe County Extension Office
334 Agriculture Drive, Suite 104
Monroeville, AL 36460

Contact:
Kelly Palmer
ridleka@auburn.edu
(251) 654-7149

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Poultry, Monroe County, Statewide

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

$150.00 Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Limestone County, Madison County, Morgan County

Friday, October 25, 2019

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, Washington County

Auburn-Opelika Wine Tour 2019

Lee County Fairgrounds, 2316-2358 Lafayette Pkwy Opelika AL, 36801

Participants will be transported by bus to 3 local vineyards set in the rural areas just outside Lee County on a beautiful scenic route. Tickets also include free wine samples, farm-to-table lunch. We will also be visited by the Flower Truck, Mrs. Lauryn Rodgers at Hodges Vineyards. Please bring extra money to make and take an arrangement.

Address:
Lee County Fairgrounds
2316-2358 Lafayette Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801

Contact:
Tara Barr
barrtar@auburn.edu
(334) 749-3353

Register Online

$55 Fruits & Nuts, Lee County, Statewide

Forestry Alternative Income Opportunities

1055 East McKinnon Street, 1055 East McKinnon Street New Brockton AL, 36351

This program focuses on providing landowners and land managers potential alternative income opportunities from their forests. This meeting includes topics like pine straw and hunting lease opportunities, as well as a field demonstration of a pine straw operation. Forestry CFEs (Cat1 – 3) will be offered.

Agenda:
9:00AM – Welcome, Introductions & Housekeeping
Gavin Mauldin – County Extension Coordinator, Alabama Cooperative Extension System
9:05AM – Alternative Income Opportunities & Planning for Forest Landowners
Dr. Adam Maggard – Extension Specialist and Professor, ACES-Auburn University
9:45AM – Pine Straw Opportunities and Research
Zachary Singh – Graduate Student Researcher, Auburn University
10:30AM – Hunting Lease Opportunities & Management
Jeremy Tankersley – President, Asset Management Partners, Inc.
11:15PM – Travel to Windham Tree Farm
11:45PM – Lunch
12:15PM – Pine Straw Operation Tour & Demonstration
Fulgenico Castillo – Southern Pine Straw
1:00PM – Conclusion

Address:
1055 East McKinnon Street
New Brockton, AL 36351

Contact:
Bence Carter
jbc0057@aces.edu
(334) 389-4055

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Barbour County, Bullock County, Coffee County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Pike County

Rain Barrel Workshop

819 Cook Ave, 819 Cook Ave Huntsville AL, 35801

Learn the basics of building a rain barrel and the uses of rain water around your home. You can purchase a rain barrel for $40. Deadline to purchase a barrel is October 24, 2019

Address:
819 Cook Ave
Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact:
Rhonda Britton
rcb0003@aces.edu
(256) 690-8979

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Urban Extension, Jackson County, Limestone County, Madison County, Marshall County, Morgan County

Saturday, October 26, 2019