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ACES Shelby County- June Newsletter
June 2017


Identity Theft–Getting Your Life Back

Identity theft is among the top three consumer complaints in the United States in 2017, according to the Federal Trade Commission. It seems that in today’s society, many purchases begin with one of the following statements. Swipe your credit card here. Insert your credit card into the […]   Read More

Harvest to Table Recipes

Harvest. Vegetables for harvest this month include: asparagus, broad beans, broccoli, spring cabbage, kohlrabi, lettuce, salad onions, peas, early potatoes, radish, spinach and chard. Here are some great recipes to use all these great vegetables in a delightful dish. Marinated Asparagus […]   Read More

Garden Talk: Planting Herbs for Pollinators By Bethany A. O’Rear

Question: I want to include herbs in my garden and need to know more about requirements for growing them. I’m also interested in attracting pollinators, especially honeybees. Which herbs will provide food or habitat for them? Answer: With summer quickly approaching, honeybee populations in decline, and herbs gaining status with a variety of gardeners, this […]   Read More

Ready, Set, Grow: Heirloom Tomatoes

Whether consumers choose to purchase their food or grow it themselves, many are interested in moving away from mass-produced items—including commercial tomato varieties. Alabama Extension Regional Agent, Hunter McBrayer said the trend brings consumers looking for more natural and sustainable foods. “Many believe heirloom tomatoes are […]   Read More

4-H Day Camps start in June!! Come join us....

Shelby County 4-H Summer Day Camps RiverKids Kayaking June 9, June 16, June 30 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM College Preparedness June 20th 9:00 AM -12:00 PM I Can Can Salsa June 27th 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Quilting June 23rd & June 26th from 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM Alabaster Public Library June […]   Read More

Understanding Fire Blight!

What is fire blight? Fire blight is a contagious, systemic, bacterial disease and is prevalent on apple and pear trees during cool, wet springs. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities), is an equal opportunity employer and educator. Everyone is welcome!   Read More

What did the Drought do to my Calving Season?

Memories of the fall of 2016 and its impacts on pasture availability and cow nutritional status are still fresh on most every Alabama cattle producer’s mind. As fall calving programs move past the breeding season and spring programs focus on this important time, many producers are likely scratching their heads as to what impacts the drought may have on […]   Read More

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