A lot of homeowners grow their own foods at home. Some grow their own because they question what is in or on the products available at the grocery store or curb market. Others grow their own because they have the time and enjoy gardening.
Planning Workshop Scheduled
Get ready for the 2018 growing season. Learn to market your farm with tips from Alabama Extension,bthe Farmers Market Authority, and USDA SNAP.bFile to accept SNAP vouchers for 2018 by bringing your Social Security card and another form of identification. All participants signed up through a local Extension office will receive a promotional item to take to market.
Meeting is in conjunction with the Farmers Market Planning Meeting for Barbour County Farmers Markets.Thursday, March 22, 4 p.m.–8:30 p.m. with dinner included. To register, call Barbour County Extension Office, (334) 687-5688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, 525 School Street, Eufaula, AL 36027.
All participants will receive a promotional item to take to market.
Meal served but registration required:
phone: (334) 687-5688
Training Offered March 15
Do you bake or make wonderful jams and jellies and wondered how you could sell these goodies? The Alabama Cottage Food Law went into effect on June 1, 2014 and allows you to make certain products and sell them directly to the consumer. However, there are certain requirements that must be met to ensure you are in compliance with the Alabama Department of Public Health.
A two-hour training will be held March 15, 2018 at the Barbour County Extension Office, 525 School Street in Eufaula. The training set up by Alabama Extension will begin at 5 P.M. CDT. This training meets the ADPH requirements. Upon completion of the approved food safety course and passage of the approved exam, clients will receive certification which last for five years. To continue operation, clients must maintain certification. The fee for the training is $25.00. To register and for more information contact Janet Johnson at 334-703-2237.
Beekeeping Workshop for Beginners
The Alabama Cooperative Extension Service would like to invite you to a workshop all about bees on March 8 from 5-8 p.m at the Barbour County Extension Office, 525 School Street, Eufaula. Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. Phillip Carter, ACES Regional Extension Agent, will introduce beekeeping for beginners. Randy Hamann, Chief Apiary Inspector with Alabama Ag and
Industries, will discuss honeybee pest and diseases. Call the Barbour County Extension Office to register, 334-687-5688.
Farming 101 begins in January
Farming 101 is for anyone interesting in farming basics. There will be Extension Specialist and agents at each meeting discussing topics like soil samples, vegetable and fruit production, pest management, and farm management. The cost is $50 which helps with the cost of snacks and materials. Deadline to register is January 5. The meetings will be held at the Barbour County Extension Office starting at 6 p.m. Those interested can call our office 334-687-5688.
Speakers and Topics include:
January 9 Basic Soils – Management and Improvement: Brandon Dillard, Regional Extension Agent, Agronomic Crops
January 11 Small Scale Vegetable Production: Dr. Wheeler Foshee, Dwight and Ruth Bond Endowed Professor, Auburn University
January 16 Overview of Major Vegetable Insect Pests and Management Options for Market Gardens and Small Farms: Dr. Ayanava, IPM Extension S
pecialist, Auburn University
January 18 Small Fruit Production- Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries and Grapes: Neil Kelly, Regional Extension Agent, Commercial Horticulture
January 23 Protected Production-Getting Started with Your High Tunnel: Dr. Joe Kemble, Extension Specialist Professor, Auburn University
January 25 Farm Management and Financial Planning: Jessica Kelton, Regional Extension Agent, Farm and Agribusiness Management
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