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ACES Shelby County October Newsletter

October 2016

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Alabama Soybean Harvest Considerations

Soybean harvest has begun in some areas of Alabama, and harvesting will continue to increase as producers move toward the month of October. An Alabama Cooperative Extension System crop specialist said soybean harvest often sneaks up on busy producers. Making preparations for soybean harvest ahead of time […]   Read More

The Way You Value Money Affects Your Savings

According to the Making Money Count curriculum, people look at money in many different ways. Alabama Extension regional agents in Family Resource Development and Workforce Development use the Making Money Count curriculum to teach citizens throughout the state how to better manage their finances. The curriculum, developed by the University of Missouri Cooperative […]   Read More

What is available at fall farmers markets

As the weather gets colder and the fall months push on, farmers market shoppers are left to question what is still available at their favorite markets. (Photo: Patrick Kuhl // Flickr) Within the last few years, the nearly 200 Alabama markets have seen a dramatic rise in popularity. […]   Read More

Extension Helps New Parents With Parenting Skills

When couples find out the wonderful news that they are expecting, most feel excited. The the news may also bring nervousness and concerns. Luckily, they have nine months to prepare for this life-changing event. “Pregnancy offers parents the perfect time to take proactive steps such as developing […]   Read More

4-H & Youth Football Day

4-H Football Day   Read More

Chick Chain Show & Auction October 8th

4-H Chick Chain Flyer   Read More


Do not get tricked by unwanted bacteria that can make you sick. Avoid uninvited bugs that can ruin your party. Here are food safety tips to have a Happy Halloween! Tips for Parents Before Treat-or-Trick: Children should not snack while out trick-or-treating. Give them a […]   Read More

Safe Slow Cooker Use

A slow cooker can be a great help for the homemaker with a hectic schedule. By planning ahead, time can be saved later during the busier meal preparation time. As long as correct food safety procedure is used, slow cooking can be a good way to cook the tougher, cheaper cuts of meat. Electricity use […]   Read More

Weed Control in Pasture Systems

Original article published in extension daily. Author: Katie Nichols It’s no secret that the summers in Alabama are hot and dry. This year is no exception. Yards and pastures are suffering from heat stress. An Alabama Extension Crop Specialist has recommendations for farmers struggling with weed suppression in pasture systems. Weed Control in a Drought Dr. […]   Read More

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