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ACES Shelby County-April Newsletter

April 2017

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Fifth Annual Food Entrepreneur Conference April 26-27, 2017

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Garden Talk: Recovering from Last Year’s Drought By Bethany A. O’Rear

Recovering from Last Year’s Drought Question: As we all know, last year’s drought was of the exceptional kind. I lost several plants in my yard completely. Of the ones that remain, several of them seem to be struggling this spring. What can I expect, going forward? What steps can I take to help my landscape […]   Read More


4-H Spring Craft Night April 7, 2017

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4-H Baseball Day May 20, 2017

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Garden Talk: Jasmine vs Jessamine, vines for patios and landscapes By Sallie Lee

Jasmine vs Jessamine, vines for patios and landscapes Question: I have heard that southern yard vines are among current trends in gardening, although the vines have been around for many years. Two in particular have caught my attention, partly because they’re both evergreen, and partly due to their attraction for winged wildlife, of which I’m […]   Read More


Heartworm Disease: A Hidden Killer

Many household pets in the United Stated suffer from a serious and potentially fatal disease, especially in the southeast. Heartworm disease affects mainly dogs and cats. Mature heartworms can damage an animal’s heart, lungs and arteries. “Once heartworms get into a dog, cat or ferret, the […]   Read More


Gluten-Free Lifestyle: Is it Good for our Health?

Nowadays, you can’t go anywhere without hearing the words gluten-free. You may feel pressured to jump on the bandwagon diet that celebrities endorse. Every grocery store, restaurant and many convenient stores offer a variety of gluten-free options to satisfy the growing popularity of this lifestyle. To […]   Read More


Pasture Management in the Winter-Spring Transition

The time surrounding spring green-up offers livestock producers an excellent opportunity to manage their pastures for success through the spring and summer months. To maximize forage production through the summer, producers should take this time to establish and begin implementing a plan to: 1) Evaluate Pastures for Drought Related Damage 2) Begin Pasture Renovation if […]   Read More








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