UT-TSU Extension Madison County Activities Schedule

Activities Schedule

Winter 2017

Horticulture

Celeste Scott ● cscott52@utk.edu ●

731-668-8543 ext. 105

Registration for class is required by calling the Extension office. All classes are held at Madison County Ag Auditorium, 309 North Parkway.

February 20th 5:30-6:30 pm

Where to Begin - Site Selection & Garden Planning

It’s never too early to make a plan! A successful vegetable gardener starts earlier than you might think. We will be discussing how to select the proper planting site, garden planning, ordering seed, and many other tasks that must be considered well in advance of planting your spring garden.

March 20th 5:30-6:30 pm

Don’t Dig Dirt, Shovel Soil!

Understanding Soil & Plant Nutrition

A bountiful harvest begins with a healthy soil. We will discuss how soil effects plant nutrition, techniques for improving soil structure/quality, preparing ground for planting, and preparing for plant nutrition.

250K Tree Day

Madison County will be participating in the 100K Tree Day again this year. It was such a success that TN has raised it’s’ goal to 250K Tree Day!

If you would like to help us reach this goal, go to https://tectn.org/ to register for your FREE TREES!!! They will come in a bundle of 5 that will include 1 each of Loblolly Pine, Northern Red Oak, Yellow Poplar, Red Bud, and Persimmon. The Extension office is the only distribution site for Madison County. You may pick up your trees on Thurs., Feb. 23rd from 9am-5pm and Sat., Feb. 24th 9am-11am.

Production

Agriculture

Jake Mallard ● dmallard@utk.edu ●

731-668-8543 ext. 103

County Row Crop Meeting

January 9 - 9:00-1:00

309 N Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305

Pesticide Training Meeting

February 21 - 9:00-1:00

309 N Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305

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Family and Consumer Sciences

Amy Elizer, Ed.D. ● aelizer@utk.edu ● 731-668-8543 ext. 104

NEW in 2018!

Check Your Credit Campaign

By law, you can check your credit at the three credit reporting agencies for free once a year. But it’s something people forget. Checking your credit report is one way to know if your credit has been hijacked.

This campaign consists of three emails—one each in February, May and October starting in 2018—with a reminder to check your credit report. The program is free for anyone. Only your first name and email address are needed to participate. Sign up today at https://tiny.utk.edu/checkcredit

Walk Across Tennessee

A Fun and Fitness Challenge to get you moving more!

Get a team together and join this free challenge. Registration opening in March with 8-week program running April and May 2018.

Life in the State of Poverty simulation

For people interested in being more sensitive to the realities of people with limited resources. For more information

Tentative date in Jackson: Thurs., Feb. 15; 9:15-1:15. Location to be determined. Registrants will be notified of time and location. No cost to participate, but pre-registration is required at http://tiny.utk.edu/povsim2.

Grocery store tours

Looking for the healthiest food— especially on a budget? Come to a FREE grocery store tour where you’ll learn to read food labels, compare unit prices, select fruits, vegetables and meats, and identify whole grain products and dairy products.

Tuesdays, 8:30 to 10 a.m. in Jackson. Locations change. Call 668-8453 or email aelizer@utk.edu for information or to register.

Homebuyer Education
https://thda.ehomeamerica.org/

Considering purchasing a home? This online course with one-hour follow-up provides first-time homebuyers with information to get in and keep their homes. It meets the THDA loan requirement. Get the class sooner – not later.

4-H Youth

Development

Sharon Tubbs ● stubbs1@utk.edu ● 731-668-8543 ext. 107

Kane Reeves ● kreeves@tnstate.edu ● 731-668-8543 ext. 108

Monthly Meetings

Jan. 8, Feb. 8, Mar. 5, Apr. 2

Jackson Club @ 5 p.m. 4th – 12th grade (any students)

Honor Club @ 6 p.m. 7th- 12th grade (by application)

Adult Volunteer Leaders @ 7:15 p.m. – quarterly

Madison County Ag Complex Auditorium, 309 N. Parkway

Monthly Contests

January – public speaking and poster

February – cookies, sewing, and photography

March – bread baking, decorated t-shirt, and piggy banks

April – dairy poster and demonstrations

Kids Nights Out

Jan. 19; Feb. 23; Mar. 15; and Apr. 6 @ 6-9 p.m.

Open to 4th -6th graders Cost: $10

Madison County Ag. Complex Auditorium, 309 N. Parkway

2018 4-H Camp Sign Up Day

If your child or grandchild is interested in attending 2018 4-H camps, sign them Sat., Feb. 3 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) to be sure there is space. You can also purchase gift certificates for birthday (or even for Christmas).

Camps

Jr. Camp (4th, 5th, & 6th) $290.00- June 18-22

Jr. High Camp (7th & 8th) $290.00- June July 3-6

Line & Design (6th -12th) $120.00-July 9-11

Electric Camp (6th & 7th) $225.00-June 26-29

Target SMART (6th -12th) $285.00 - July 3-6

Interested in Volunteering?

Adult volunteers are needed to lead project groups, meet clubs in the schools, attend camp, assist with the Chicken Shack, and judge at contests. If interested or want to know, contact Sharon or Kane.

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