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ACES Shelby County-May Newsletter

May 2017


Shelby County 4-H Summer Day Camps

Shelby County 4-H is offering Day Camps this summer. Please call or email us to get signed up. We are looking forward to a summer of FUN activities!!   Read More

What is a Master Gardener and How Do I Join?

Do you wish you had a garden that looks like a feature in Southern Living Magazine, but you just don’t have the “green thumb” like your great-grandmother? The good news is that there are qualified people who are able to answer your questions if you reach […]   Read More

Are Value Added Products Right for you?

Are Value Added Products Right for you? Direct marketing and value-added products are two of the best strategies farmers can employ to improve net profitability. Value-added products can open new markets, enhance the public's appreciation for the farm, and extend the marketing season. In fact, adding value to agricultural products beyond the farm gate usually […]   Read More

Blood Pressure: What’s Your Number?

Approximately 75 million people in the United States have high blood pressure. This means one out of every three people is impacted by this disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, kidney disease, […]   Read More

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with these amazing recipes!

Baked Tortilla Chips 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 tablespoons water 4 teaspoons vinegar 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce ¾ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon lemon pepper 10 corn tortillas Preheat oven to 400’F. Combine the oil, water, vinegar, soy sauce, […]   Read More

Garden Talk: Bark Beetles and Your Pines By Andrew J. Baril

ALL green plants are food for other creatures! I am repeatedly reminded of this statement from one of my botany professors almost forty years ago. I really do not mind this statement as I am busy eating a beautiful salad, admiring recently canned vegetables, or picking an […]   Read More

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