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Year-round ACES training programs open to the public

Monthly extension webinars

  • 2018 Commercial Horticulture Webinar series (monthly at 9:00 a.m.): See the Topics for the next series on September 24. Please visit the webinar archive for past recordings.
  • Agronomic crops webinar series: See all the past webinars and topics on this webpage.
  • 2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series is open to all public starting February 2 through December 1, at 2:00 p.m. See the flyer for all topics.

Agronomic crop field events

Commercial horticulture/specialty crop field events

  • Contact a Commercial Horticulture Regional Extension Agent for up-to-date event listing and for registering.
  • January - September 11, 2018 (8 a.m. to noon): Private Pesticide Applicator Training. Various locations. For more information, please visit this website.
  • April - October, 2018 (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.): Lunch and Learn Series. Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Please see the flyer for more information..
  • September 9 - October 15, 2018: Annie's Project: Education for Farm Women Class Series. Eufaula, AL. Please see the flyer for more information.
  • September 11 - December 6, 2018: Private Pesticide Applicator Training/testing class. See the flyer for locations and times.
  • September 19-20, 2018: FSA Program Outreach Workshops. Hartselle,AL. Please see the flyer for more information.
  • September 24, 2018: WPS Train the Trainer. Mobile, AL. See the flyer for more information.
  • September 27, 2018: Alabama Woodlands and Wildlife Field Day. Evergreen, AL. For more information please click here.
  • October 2, 2018: Ornamental Horticulture Field Day. Mobile, AL. Find more information here.
  • October 5 - 26, 2018: Farming 101: Vegetable Production in Alabama series. Dadeville, AL. See the topics and more information here.
  • October 9 - 30, 2018: St. Claire County Farming 101 courses. Ashville, AL. Please click here for more information.
  • October 10 - November 7, 2018: Produce Safety Alliance Training. Multiple counties. Please see the flyer for more information.
  • October 10, 2018: Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course. Clanton, AL. See the flyer for more information.
  • October 10 - 11, 2018: PSA Integrated Grower and Train the Trainer Course. Normal, AL. See registration info here
  • October 14-16, 2018: Alabama Landowners Conference. Prattville, AL. For more information please click here.
  • October 29-30, 2018: Pesticide Applicator University. Auburn-Opelika Marriott, AL. More details here.
  • November 30: Precision Agriculture 2017- 2018 Workshops. E.V. Smith Research Center Conference room, Shorter, AL. Click here for more information.
  • December 6, 2018 (12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.): Private Pesticide Applicator Training/Testing Class. Russell County Extension Office, Phenix City. See the flyer for more details.
  • January 31 - February 1, 2019: Gulf States Horticulture Expo. Mobile, AL. See more information here.

Major In-state Conferences

  • November 15-16, 2018: Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Conference and Tradeshow. Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center. See here more information. Download the AFVGA Registration Flyer.pdf here. 
  • July 16-17, 2019: 2019 Southern Cover Crop Conference. Auburn, AL. Please see the flyer for more information.

Out-of-state Events

  • July 24 - December 17, 2018: Produce Safety Alliance Food Safety Workshops (train-the-trainer, PCQI, FSVP, HACCP). All locations will be in Florida. Please see the flyer for more details.
  • September 28, 2018: Organic Soilless Crop Production: A New Sustainable Paradigm for CEA and Urban Farming. Quebec City, Canada. See the flyer for more information. 
  • November 13 - 14, 2018: Southern Region Integrated Produce Safety Conference. Atlanta, GA. Please see flyer for more details.
  • November 27-29, 2018: Deep South Turf Expo. Biloxi, MS. More information here.
  • January 25-26, 2019: Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR. 

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Compiled by Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Entomologist, and 

Ann Chambliss, Program Assistant


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