Upcoming virtual events with Alabama Extension

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Contributed by Tara Barr
Lee County Extension Coordinator

The following is a list of upcoming events put on by Alabama Extension that are free to participate in (unless otherwise mentioned). All times are in CST.

“Get Outside with Alabama Smart Yards” Series: Every Wednesday 1 to 2 p.m. Registration link: auburn.zoom.us/j/82398811386 www.facebook.com/AlabamaSmartYardsAlabamaExtension

At Home Beekeeping Series: Last day of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

(Begins Jan. 26)

Registration link: auburn.zoom.us/j/904522838

Back to Basics Gardening Series: Second and fourth Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m.

(Begins Feb. 10)

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

www.aces.edu/?s=Back2BasicsWednesdays&q=Back2BasicsWednesdays

Eco Friendly Fridays Environmental Education Series:

Last Friday of every month 12 to 1 p.m.

www.aces.edu/go/EcoFriendlyFridays

Alabama Garden Walk Series: first and third Fridays from 12 to 12:45 p.m.

(Begins Feb. 19)

Registration link: www.aces.edu/go/GardenWalk

Raising Trees Series: Thursdays from 12 to 1 p.m.

www.aces.edu/blog/topics/landscaping/raising-trees-webinar-series/

Alabama Garden Chat Wednesdays TBA

(Begins in April)

ForestHer Webinar Series: second Tuesdays of Every Month 12 to 1 p.m.

www.aces.edu/blog/topics/forestry/foresther-workshops/

2021 Natural Resources Webinar Series: Wednesdays from 12 to 1 p.m.

(see the link for the dates scheduled)

www.aces.edu/blog/topics/forestry/natural-resources-webinar-series/

Alabama Virtual Farm Tours: biweekly from March to October, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Stay informed or watch on www.facebook.com/AlabamaExtensionCommercialHorticulture

Commercial Horticulture Monthly Webinar Seminars, last Monday of each month: auburn.zoom.us/j/590217859

or watch the livestream at www.facebook.com/AlabamaExtensionCommercialHorticulture.

Monthly agenda is posted on www.aces.edu/anr/beginningfarms/webinars.php

‘Q&A Friday!’ interactive shows: Fridays from March to October from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Stay informed or watch on www.facebook.com/AlabamaExtensionCommercialHorticulture

4-H Virtual Venture for Feb. 25 Birdhouses

Join us over Zoom as we learn all about North American birds and build birdhouses. The cost to participate is $10 and will include all the supplies you will need. Register by Feb. 22 to reserve your spot; only 10 are available.

Call 334-749-3353 to reserve your spot. Once registration closes, a Zoom link will be sent out and birdhouse kits will be picked up at the Lee County Extension Office.

 4-H Camp June 2-4: ( $175.00) Only 24 spots so register ASAP. Must have total payment and all your paperwork to be added to the list. Deadline to register is Feb. 19. Call 334-749-3353 for more information.

East Alabama 4-H Poultry Project 2021:

You must be in 4-H online and between the ages of 9 and 18. Call the Lee County Extension office at 334-749-3353 or email Deborah Stewart at dhs000@auburn.edu. $35 check and reg. form must be turned in by Feb. 26. Please register early due to a scarcity of spots. No late registrations will be accepted.

Land Use Enterprises Webinar:

Extension agents and specialists will discuss some profitable options that landowners might wish to consider or utilize on their property. The target audience is landowners, farmers, investors and absentee landowners. Enterprises to be addressed are: livestock and forages, forestry and wildlife, plant-based enterprises, traditional row crops, hemp enterprises, agritourism opportunities, beekeeping products. Online registration is required; do so at www.aces.edu/event/land-use-enterprises-webinar. The webinar link will be emailed upon registration. For assistance, contact the Tallapoosa County Extension Office at (256) 825-1050.

ServSafe Class:

Lee County ServSafe Class will be at the Hubbard CASIC Building on Auburn Campus. The Class will be Feb 22 & 23, 2021, starting at 9 a.m. Register at www.aces.edu/go/servsafe. For more information call 334-749-3353.

Cottage Food Certification: Register at www.aces.edu/go/cottagefoodbusiness. You will watch four videos and then register. Cost is $25.

Get Outside with Alabama Smart Yards Webinar Series is back!! Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Zoom room is a new room, and everyone will have to reregister at auburn.zoom.us/j/82398811386.

The 26th Annual Alabama Beekeeping Symposium will be Feb. 6 and 7 this year. This virtual symposium is only $20. Check out the agenda and register here: www.aces.edu/blog/topics/lawn-garden/alabama-beekeeping-symposium/

Free Virtual Cotton and Rice Conference. Earn CEU Credit for 60 Educational Videos. (Available for three years.) Videos will be available on Feb. 10, 2021, with over 100 speakers. Register for free today at www.nctd.net or www.mafg.net

Private Pesticide Applicator Training Class for Lee County:

Feb. 16, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. You must call 334-749-3353 to register. This class is 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. 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 to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in the amount of $20 or with the correct cash amount. Participants must bring and wear a facemask in accordance with COVID guidelines.

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