Upcoming Events

Judges Needed for upcoming 4-H events!

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Volunteers are needed for two upcoming 4-H events.  If you would like to be a judge at either of the two, please contact the Extension Office at 256.547.7936:

Baked Foods:  Volunteer to taste test!  Saturday, January 27th from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. in Rainbow City.

County Round Up:  Volunteer to judge anything from photography to woodworking to crafts to public speaking!  Friday, April 27th during the day at Gadsden State Community College.

2018 4-H Chick Chain Project now taking registrations

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The 4-H Chick Chain project is one that teaches responsibility, money management skills and animal husbandry.  Youth ages 9-18, register by paying a $50 fee and receive 18 one day old chicks to raise over the summer months.  In order to complete the project, youth will bring their three best pullets of one breed to the county show in the fall.  Those three will  then be auctioned off in a public auction to pay for the remainder of the flock.  Youth receive prize money and proceeds from the auction and have the reminder of their flock at home to use for egg production.  Registration forms can be requested from the Extension Office at 256.547.7936.  Registration is open through the first week of March.

Job Prep programs to be held

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Two Job Prep programs will be taking place in Etowah County in February.  On Wednesday, February 7th from 1-3 p.m. at the Gadsden Career Center (216 North 5th Street, Gadsden, AL) will be a program on Job Applications and Resume` Building.  On Wednesday, February 28th at the same location and time there will be a program covering appropriate dress and interview skills.  The programs are free and open to the public.  To register or for more information, please contact the Gadsden Career Center at 256.546.4667 or Emily Hines, Regional Extension Agent at 205.757.5393 or eah0047@auburn.edu .

Making Money Count programs to be held

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There will be two Making Money Count programs held during the month of January.  On Wednesday, January 17th from 1-3 p.m. at the Gadsden Career Center (216 North 5th Street, Gadsden, AL 35901) detailing decision making and communication/spending plans.  On Wednesday, January 31st from 1-3 p.m., also at the Gadsden Career Center, a program on credit/banking/ and power pay will be presented.  The programs are free to the public.  To register, you can sign up through the Gadsden Career Center or Emily Hines, Regional Extension Agent for Human Sciences at 205.757.5393 or eah0047@auburn.edu

Ag Lenders Program Upcoming- January 18th

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How does a lender determine whether to renew my line of credit?  If this is a question that you have asked yourself then you may want to attend this upcoming program.  At the program you will hear a lender’s perspective on financial analysis, analyze your own program, and also look at the importance of records and an introduction to Quickbooks online and FinPAck.  The program on January 18th will be held at the Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center in Crossville, AL.  If you are unable to attend this date, there are several dates available across the state.  There is a $10 registration fee of $10 per person.  Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.  Programs with fewer than 10 individuals pre-registered will be canceled.  For online registration and additional information, visit:   www.aces.edu/lender