Upcoming Events



Pasture Pro-Equine Field Day

Pasture Pro Equine Field Day Flyer-Gulf Coast

Pasture Pro Registration Form-Gulf Coast.fillable form

“Making the grass greener on YOUR side of the fence”

June 16

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center

8300 Hwy 104

Fairhope, AL

All Hands-On…Come ready to get dirty!

$40/person. Lunch Provided. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and limited to the first 50 people! See Registration form above for more information.

Body Condition Scores, Nutrition, Weed ID/Control, Grazing Management, Soil Sampling, Fire Ant Control, Hay Quality/Testing & Sprayer Calibration.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Everyone is welcome! © 2017 by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. All rights reserved.

Chainsaw Safety-Preparing for Hurricane Season

Chainsaw Safety2 Fairhope 2018

The Alabama Urban Forestry Association & the Alabama Cooperative Extension System invites you to attend a workshop on Chainsaw Safety. The goal of this workshop is to provide training on personal protective equipment, safe chainsaw operation and precision felling.

When: May 4, 2018

Where: Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center

8300 State Hwy 104

Fairhope, AL

Registration: $25

Online Registration available at http://ezregister.com/events/24618

You can also send  a check made payable to

AL Urban Forestry Association

along with a registration form

(Fillable Registration Form.Chainsaw Safety2 Fairhope 2018)

to:

Attn: AUFA/Chainsaw Safety

Chainsaw Safety Workshop

8300 State Hwy 104

Fairhope, AL  36532

Program:

8:00-8:30 am                    Registration

8:30-11:00 am                   Indoor Session

11:00-12:00 pm                 Lunch (Not included)

12:00-3:00 pm                  Outdoor Demonstration

CEUs: ISA, CFE and PLM

Questions contact: Beau Brodbeck, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

at 251-259-6507.

Instructor: Gary Ickes is a Qualified Chainsaw Safety Instructor by North American Training Solutions.

Fire Ant Control in Home Lawns, Gardens & Pastures

Fire Ant Control Flyer

These meetings are FREE. Dinner Provided.

RSVP to Kelly Palmer: Call- (251) 937-7176 or email-ridleka@auburn.edu.

Date: May 3rd

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center

8300 Hwy 104

Fairhope, AL

Date: May 15th

Time 6–8 pm

Location: Jon Archer Ag Center

1070 Schillinger Rd

Mobile, AL

Date: May 17th

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: The Depot

100 Depot Sq.

Evergreen, AL

Home Brew & Hops Workshop & Tour

2018 Home Brew Hops

Home Brew & Hops Workshop & Tour

April 17, 2018

1:00-6:00 p.m.

Gulf Coast Regional Research & Extension Center

8300 AL Hwy 104, Fairhope, AL

The cost for this workshop is $15. Snacks and a lite dinner will be served. Mail your check to the Baldwin County Extension Office, 302A Byrne Street, Bay Minette, AL  36507.

Topics include:

  • Equipment & Supplies
  • Challenges of Growing Hops in Alabama
  • How to Make Your Own Home Brewed Beer

For more information, call the Baldwin County Extension Office at 251-937-7176.

Alabama 4-H Chick Chain

2018 Chick Chain Information

2018 Chick Chain Registration Form

REGISTER NOW! 4-H CHICK CHAIN PROJECT

The 4-H Chick Chain Project teaches young people recommended management practices for growing and raising chickens.

 This project is for youth 9-18 years old. You will receive ten baby chicks the week of May 20th. You will show and sell two of the chicks at the Chick Chain Show and Auction in October. You will get to keep the remaining eight chicks at the conclusion of the show..

Mandatory Meeting

Choose one to attend

April 10, 6:00 pm                                                                               April 12, 6:00 pm

Gulf Coast Regional Research & Ext. Center                                     Baldwin County Extension Office

8300 Hwy 104                                                                                     302-A Byrne Street

Fairhope, AL 36507                                                                            Bay Minette, AL  36507

 

The registration fee is $30.   The fee and registration form must be received at the Extension Office no later than April 13. Call the Baldwin County Extension Office for more information at 251-937-7176.

Sarah Butterworth

4-H FREA

sfb0010@aces.edu

(334) 703-6777

 

Toxic Plants of Concern for Equine Owners

Toxic Plants of Concern for Equine Owners-Flyer 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

5:30 p.m.

Farmer’s Federation Building (Behind Alfa)

21332 Hwy 59

Robertsdale, AL  36567

Guest Speaker: Dr. Lew Strickland, University of Tennessee

The meeting is FREE. Dinner will be provided and is sponsored by Boehringer Ingleheim.

To register, call the Baldwin County Extension Office at 251-937-7176 or email Kelly Palmer at ridleka@auburn.edu.

 

ISA Certified Arborist Preparatory Workshop

Arborist Review 2018

Pre-registration Fillable Form.ISA Certified Arborist Preparatory Workshop

ISA Certified Arborist Preparatory Workshop:

An Introduction to the Science and Profession of Arboriculture

 Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center

8300 State Hwy 104, Fairhope, AL 36532

April 19-20, 2018

Thinking about becoming an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist or just need to review the basics? Interested in learning more about the field of arboriculture and the knowledge needed to become a Certified Arborist?  If so, join Alabama Extension and the Alabama Urban Forestry Association for a two-day class reviewing the Arborists Certification Study Guide.  This class will combine lectures with sample questions to better prepare and test the knowledge of attendees.

Target Audience: Arborists, Tree Workers, Landscapers, Landscape Architects, Land Managers & Developers, & Nursery Care Professionals.

For more information about ISA Certification go to:

ISA International Society of Arboriculture

 

 ISA and CFE Points Available

Workshop Agenda

Day 1

8:00 AM                                Registration

8:30 – 9:00 AM                   Knowledge Evaluation

9:00 – 9:45 AM                  Tree Biology – Jack

9:45 – 10:30 AM                Tree Identification – Jack

10:30 – 10:45 AM             Break

10:45 – 12:00 PM              Soil Science & Water Mgmt. & Nutrition (Ch. 3, 4,5) -Beau

12:00 – 12:30 PM              Lunch

12:30 – 1:45PM                 Tree Selection, Installation, Establishment (Ch. 6 & 7)-TBA

1:45 – 2:30 PM                   Pruning (Chapter 8) – Peter

2:30 – 3:15                          Tree Support and Lightning Systems (Chapter 9) – Chris

3:15 – 4:00 PM                   Diagnosis and Plant Disorders (Chapters 10) – Billy

4:00 – 4:45 PM                   Plant Health Care (Chapter 11) -TBA

 

Day 2

8:00 – 9:00 AM                  Tree Risk Assessment (Chapters 12) – Beau

9:00 – 10:00 AM                Trees and Construction (Chapter 13) – Beau

10:00 – 10:15 AM             Break

10:15 – 11:15 AM             Urban Forestry (Chapter 14) – Rowe

11:15 – 12:15 PM              Tree Worker Safety (Chapter 15) – Calley

12:15 – 12:45 PM              Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 PM                Climbing & Working in Trees (Chapter 16) – Calley

1:45 – 2:30 PM                   Post-Program Evaluation

2:30 PM                                Adjourn

 

All domains taught by Certified Arborists.