ServSafe Certification Class

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE FOR THIS CLASS HAS CHANGED:  A ServSafe Certification class will be held at the Fayette County Extension Office on February 13 and 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. each day (was previously scheduled for Feb. 14 and 15).  This class is designed for food service managers and employees.  It educates participants on food hazards and appropriate food handling practices.  This program is accepted by local, state, and federal health departments. Advance registration is required.  The cost for the class is $125.00 payable by money order or certified check only.  Cash and personal checks are NOT accepted.  For more information or to register for the class, please call the Fayette County Extension Office at 205-932-8941.

Scale Back Alabama Kicks Off 2017 Contest

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The Fayette County Extension Office will be serving as a weigh-in site for the state’s largest weight-loss and exercise program, Scale Back Alabama. In its 11th year, the program has resulted in millions of pounds lost and lots of healthy habits formed, and the 2017 contest starts this week.

Adults in teams of two can go online at to register for the free, 8-week program and then go to the Fayette County Extension Office to weigh in on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 12-4 pm or Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 8 am-4 pm. All participants must be 18 years of age and older, live or work in Alabama and must weigh in at an official site to be eligible to participate. Those who lose at least 10 pounds will be included in the cash prize drawings on April 5.

Dieting is never fun by yourself; Scale Back Alabama offers a fun way to team up with another individual, get healthy, and have a chance at a $1000 cash prize.

Scale Back Alabama is a collaboration of the Alabama Hospital Association, the Alabama Department of Public Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.

For more information, call the Fayette County Extension Office at (205)932-8941 or visit

DROUGHT MEETING – Monday, December 12, 2016 6:00 p.m.


Topics presented during the drought meeting will cover cattle feeding programs, program assistance available, hay and forage inventory, agronomic impacts, post drought planning, herd inventory recommendations and meteorological outlook.  Brian Peters, a television meteorologist at ABC3340 in Birmingham and a retired NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist will be one of the main speakers. He handles the weekend Weather Xtreme Videos and forecast discussion and is the Webmaster for the popular WeatherBrains podcast.

For more information or to register for the program, please call (205) 932-8941.

Location: Fayette Co. Extension Office

Fayette County Livestock Judging Clinic

In order to promote more involvement with livestock exhibition and evaluation, the Alabama Farmers Federation and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are partnering to host a livestock judging clinic on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Fayette County Multipurpose Complex located at 650 McConnell Loop in Fayette, Alabama. The clinic will begin at 10:00 AM on May 7th.

Students will be given the opportunity to sort through a class of each of the following species: stock-type horses, beef steers, beef heifers, market lambs, and market hogs. Students will be expected to give a set of reasons on one of the classes and will be notified which class they will have to give reasons on. Students will be provided with some outstanding materials and judging manuals before they leave the clinic. Participants will be expected to provide their own notebook and writing utensils.

We will provide a free lunch for the students and there is no fee for students to attend this conference. Advance registration is required no later than May 1. Please see the registration form below. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Josh Melson at (334)207-1072, Brad Cox at (334)531-2460 or Ronni Rena Brasher at (205) 442-1097.

Livestock Judging Registration
Livestock Judging Registration

County 4-H Competitions

4-H, cloverThe Fayette County 4-H Competitions are scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Fayette Civic Center.  Displays must be set up by 9:00 a.m. at the Fayette Civic Center that day and the competitions will start at 9:00 a.m.. In-school 4-H members should have received a 2 page document with descriptions of each category.  For more information or contest rules, please visit or call the Fayette County Extension Office at (205) 932-8941.