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.

Fayette County 4-H Summer Camp

kids at 4h summer camp


When:  June 12-14, 2017 (Monday – Wednesday)

Where:  Alabama 4-H Center, Columbiana, Alabama

4-H Summer Camp is for youth ages 9-14. Campers must be at least 9 on or before January 1st 2017 and a member of Fayette County 4-H.

Cost:  $131.00 Total (Includes lodging, meals, activities, transportation and a camp t-shirt)

How Do I Register: You must come in to the Fayette County Extension Office at 650 McConnell Loop in Fayette and pay a $56 non-refundable deposit between the hours of 8-11:30 am or 1-4 p.m.  Registration opens February 13th and will close February 17th at 4 pm, or when the last spot is filled. Late registrations will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact the Fayette County Extension Office at (205) 932-8941.  Space is limited to the first 22 campers from Fayette County 4-H membership so be sure to register early!

Scale Back Alabama Kicks Off 2017 Contest

weight loss

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

Fayette County 4-H Chick Project

Chick in grass

What is it?  By participating you will purchase 10 pullets (female chicks) and raise them following bio security best practices. 4-H participants will keep records, participate in a home visit and have the opportunity to bring a hen to the Poultry Exhibition at the Fayette County Fair in October 2017.

The 4-H Chick Project teaches young people recommended management practices for growing and raising chickens. Participation will help you do the following develop poultry management skills, learn to produce healthy chickens, develop awareness of business management,  develop record-keeping skills (income and expenses), contribute to your home food supply, realize the pride of accomplishment.

Signing Up:

When: February 20-23, 2017 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (closed for lunch from 12-12:30)

Where: Fayette County Extension Office (650 McConnell Loop)

Cost: $35 Non-Refundable

Space is limited to the first 15 paid participants.

Contact: Carla Lewis (4-H Foundation Regional Extension Agent) at 205-932-8941 or 205-712-7449 for more information.

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 4-H Summer Cooking Day Camps

kids cooking

Tuesday, June 28th

“Let’s Do Breakfast”

Have fun while creating a variety of breakfast foods!
Space is limited to the first 15 to register
Register by June 22nd

Thursday, July 7th

“All About Dairy”

Learn about where dairy products come from, and get hands-on experience
creating a meal and snacks with an essential part of good nutrition, milk!
9 AM- 2 PM
Space is limited to the first 15 to register
Register by July 1st

Tuesday, July 12th

“From Garden to Plate”

From digging to canning, this day camp will give you the opportunity
to plant, pickle, preserve and taste your own food.
9 AM- 2 PM
Space is limited to the first 15 to register
Register by July 7th 


**To register for any of the above day camps, contact the Fayette County Extension Office at 205-932-8941. Special thanks to the Fayette Community Foundation for the grant funding that allows these camps to be offered at no charge.**

Fayette County 4-H Lamb Club

boy with lambFayette County 4-H Lamb Club Pick-Up

Lamb Club Members!! Don’t forget to pick up your lambs at the Fayette County Extension Office on Thursday, May 19th between the hours of 4 and 6 pm. If you have questions please call Ronni Rena Brasher, Ron Crumbley at (205) 522-7040 or Bradley Cox at (334) 531-2460.

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