Fall brings some of the most interesting and season-specific events to the North Alabama Agriplex, and the October lineup of classes, lectures, and hands-on how-tos is packed with some of autumn’s most traditional and fun activities.
On Tuesday, the Agriplex will host a trapping and fur trade seminar as part of its Heritage Skills series. The class, which kicks off at 6 p.m., will focus on how to address predatory wildlife that threatens local livestock, and will feature information from the Alabama Trappers and Predator Control Association. Cost is $5 per person.
Owl lovers won’t want to miss the Oct. 24 Heritage Homeschool Owls class, which brings live owls to the Agriplex courtesy of the Alabama Wildlife Center. Demand for this seminar may be high, so call early if you’re interested. The cost is $8 per child and $16 per family, and the seminar runs from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
When the calendar flips to November, the Agriplex will pivot to turkey, serving up a “Turkey Time” Farm Kids course on Nov. 2 that’ll give participants the chance to get up close and personal with a Thanksgiving icon. Cost is $5 per child and $10 per family, and the event begins at 9 a.m.
On Nov. 5, the Living Landscapes series saddles up for an equestrian evening with a 6 p.m. seminar on horses. Singing Cowboy Morrow Doss will cover the basics of raising horses, from pedigree and gaits to feeding and riding. Cost is $5 per person.
On Nov. 7, Learn what essential oils are and how to use them to make your home healthier. Make a product to take home using essential oils. $15 per person.
On Nov. 8, the Little Farmers program will have learn the history of John Deere tractors. $5 per person.
Closing out the month on Nov. 14 is the Heritage Homeschool Soybeans program. Learn about George Washington Carver, the historical commodities and their uses. $8 per child, $16 per family.
Most programs require registration. To register for any of the Agriplex’s upcoming courses and events, visit Agriplex.org online and and click on the “register” tab. Contact the Agriplex at 256-297-1044 for more information on the nonprofit’s ongoing calendar of events.