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ACES Shelby County Newsletter August

August 2016

Welcome to ACES Shelby County!!

4-H having a BLAST this summer!!!

Take a look at the summertime BLAST these 4-Her's have been having!!   Read More

Shelby County Master Gardener Course begins August 10, 2016

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Getting Down and Dirty with Alabama 4-H

It’s time to get down and dirty with 4-H at the first mud run hosted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System 4-H Program. The mud run will take place Aug. 13 at the Stony Lonesome OHV Park, 10075 AL Hwy 69 S., Bremen, Alabama. On-site registration […]   Read More

Muscadine Season is Here

Alabama muscadine and scuppernong grape lovers are enjoying their sweet taste, with their arrival in grocery stores, farmers markets, roadside stands and pick your own farms. Besides their delicious flavor, muscadines are one of the richest sources of antioxidants found above ground. Research points to significant health benefits […]   Read More

Warm the Soul with Home Canned Soup in the Winter months

How many of you remember as a child growing up and having your mother or grandmother open up a can of home preserved vegetable soup and how it made the coldest of winter days seem warm? August and September are the best months to prepare soup because […]   Read More

Expiration dates 101

Expiration dates are posted on all packaged and/or processed food items found in the grocery store. However, fruits and vegetables are left for us to wonder if they are safe or not to eat. This can cause confusion when trying to remember how long certain produce […]   Read More

The Worms Go Marching: Combatting Fall Army Worm Infestations

Many producers vividly remember their encounters with fall army worms. The discovery of large, later stage army worms in one’s pasture quickly leads to tremendous destruction of valuable forage. Producers generally see the damage of these pests in late July/August through early fall. Mature fall army worm moths lay eggs that hatch after just 2-4 […]   Read More

Beef Cow Evaluation Tips for Selective Culling of the Herd

In hot, dry years beef cow evaluation and selective culling of the herd can allow for better management of limited resources and enhance the average production per animal to boost herd productivity in future years. When resources are abundant and calf prices are high, it is tempting to retain cows that are not pulling their […]   Read More

Sarah Dickinson joins ACES Animal Science and Forages Team

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System welcomes Sarah Dickinson to the statewide Animal Science and Forages team as a Regional Extension Agent serving Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Lee, Randolph, Shelby, Talladega, and Tallapoosa counties. An Alabama native, Dickinson was raised on her family’s beef cattle operation in Citronelle and became involved in 4-H Livestock project. She […]   Read More

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