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ACES Shelby County Newsletter May

May 2016

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Proper Home Food Preservation

Since the early 1900’s and the formation of the National Cooperative Extension System, family and consumer science agents have been using demonstrations, publications, and other methods of dissemination to educate the public on safe home food preservation techniques using research-based information. As the primary […]   Read More

May Garden Planting Guide

May Planting Guide   Read More

<It’s Time for Strawberries!

Q. I absolutely love this time of year! The weather is fantastic, plants are blooming and fresh strawberries are in abundance! In fact, I can’t seem to get enough of them! I have been told that they do well in a home garden setting, and would love to try my hand at growing my own […]   Read More

Producers Going Soilless to Grow Vegetables

How do your vegetables grow? Increasingly, some produce is grown hydroponically. Commercial hydroponic production is not as common as livestock or row crop production in Alabama, but hydroponically produced leafy greens and tomatoes are extremely popular in several Alabama restaurants and dining facilities. The term “hydroponically produced” means the […]   Read More

Blueberry Delight

Berries are popping out all over! The sunshine is out, and blueberries are almost ready to eat off of the bush. Whether your taste buds prefer something tart or something sweet, berries can do the trick. Try adding a little color to your dinner table this […]   Read More

Eastern Hognose Snake: Rare to Alabama

Once common throughout Alabama, the nonvenomous Eastern hognose snake, also known as the spreading adder and the deaf adder, is now considered to be rare to certain areas of the state. The hognose snake gets its name from its distinct upturned nose. The Eastern hog nose's coloration can vary from a uniform black, brown, […]   Read More

Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo week! While today isn’t exactly Cinco de Mayo, it doesn’t mean yummy Mexican food won’t make this weekend’s menu. Spice it up with some dishes from below the border. Mexican Bean Casserole 3 cups cooked dried pinto beans 1 cup canned tomatoes […]   Read More

Shelby County 4-H Summer Clubs

place-for-you 4-H Summer Clubs   Read More

Planning for Retirement

For many working professionals, retirement is the holy grail they all look forward to. What many people don’t realize until it is too late is that planning for retirement takes time. The first thing young professionals need to do is figure out their “number”. “The […]   Read More


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