Upcoming Events

Cattle Marketing Workshop Upcoming

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There will be a Cattle Marketing workshop held in North Alabama the first week of October.  The workshop will be looking at the current status of the industry, cattle and feed outlooks and marketing options.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact the Etowah County Extension Office at 256.547.7936 or Landon Marks, Regional Extension Agent for Animal Science and Forages at 256.706.0032.

Right Bite Series Scheduled

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Eating for a Lifetime of Good Health – Right Bite


The Right Bite series is a 6-Session Class that incorporate ways to look at calories and portion sizes while learning about healthier recipe options. While the series has an emphasis on people learning to eat with a diabetes diagnosis – the class is educational for all. The sessions include the following:


  • Sweeteners: Desserts for Special Occasions
  • Portion Control
  • Reading the Nutrition Label
  • Choosing the Right Fat: Controlling Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carbohydrate and Fiber: Friend or Foe?
  • Seven Ways to Control Your Blood Pressure


There is a specific recipe that will be prepared on-site by the participants. For example, the first session looks at a banana bread recipe and how to make it using an alternative sweetener.


The Series will be at the Etowah County Extension Office Etowah County Annex Building, 3200A West Meighan Boulevard, Gadsden, beginning September 5th from 1 PM until 2:30PM, it continues until October 10th. Call to register (256) 547-7936. Donna Shanklin, Regional Extension Agent – Human Nutrition, Diet & Health will be facilitating the series. She can be reached at 256-200-2997 or via email drs0009@auburn.edu


Job Prep workshop to be held!

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There will be a Job Prep workshop held on Tuesday, September 5th 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. dealing with Job Applications and Resume Building and another one on Tuesday, September 19th in relation to Appropriate Dress and Interview Skills.  Both will be held at the Gadsden Career Center at 216 North 5th Street, Gadsden, AL 35901 and are both free to attend.  In order to register, please contact either the Gadsden Career Center at 256.546.4667 or Emily Hines, Regional Extension Agent for Family Resource Management and Workforce Development at 205.757.5393 or by email at eah0047@auburn.edu

Click the link below to view the flyer

Job Prep flyer. Gadsden Career Center