Upcoming Events

4-H Pig Squeal Show and Auction


Mark your calendars for May 12th– Northeast Alabama 4-H Pig Squeal Show and Auction.  Come and purchase some pork from some hard working 4-H members.

The event will be held at the Sand Rock Livestock Pavilion in Sand Rock, Alabama.

Show starts at 11 a.m. and the auction will begin at 1 p.m.

Buyers do not take possession of a live pig.  Processors are on hand for you to order your meat directly.

Contact the Etowah County Extension Office at 256.547.7936 for more details.

ServSafe Food Safety Certification Course 2018


ServSafe Food Safety Certification Course 2018 will take place in Etowah County on May 29 & 31 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Etowah County Extension Office auditorium at 3200 A West Meighan Boulevard, Gadsden AL 35904.

Who should attend:  managers, cooks, chefs, wait staff, supervisors, owners, all food handlers.

Why you should attend:  According to the National Restaurant Association, an outbreak of foodborne illness can cost your operation over $75,000.00 in legal fees, medical claims, lost wages and sanitizing costs.  These costs can be avoided by enrolling your staff in the ServSafe certification program.  The ServSafe program is approved in meeting the Alabama Department of Public Health FDA Food Code adoption.

Registration must be made at least one week prior to the scheduled date.

For more information about the program, additional dates and location of classes and to request a registration form, please contact Christy Mendoza at the Etowah County Extension Office at 2256.547.7936.

Bee Basic Workshop Series

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April 4- Bee Basics and polinators- Etowah County Extension Office 3200 A West Meighan Boulevard, Gadsden AL

April 11- Hive Management- Etowah County Extension Office

April 18- Field Demonstrations- Lookout Mountain Honey Bees- 1590 Tabor Cutoff Road, Gadsden AL

Open to Everyone!  Classes begin at 9 a.m.  Contact the Etowah County Extension Office for details and to register:  256.547.7936  Email:  ets0003@auburn.edu

$10 per class or $25 for the entire series.  Please register in advance.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training Courses in Northeast Alabama

tractor and spray rigApril 10
DeKalb County Fairgrounds
151 18th St, Fort Payne, AL 35967

Contact your county Extension office to register
 Participants will test at the end of the training course (must obtain a pass-ing grade of 70 percent or higher)
 Statewide training/testing dates will be Jan. 1–Sept. 30 of each year.
 From January-September, there will be at least one training per month in every region
 No training courses will be offered Oct. 1–Dec. 31 of any year.
 If applicant passes, he or she will for-ward permit fees ($25) to the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries for issuance of permit.
 Training cost is $20.00 payable by check

All courses are 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Please Pre-register with your County Office
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