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GMO Food Facts: Bioengineered Crops

Farmers have purposefully changed the genetic makeup of crops since the beginning of domestic agriculture over 10,000 years ago. The variety of food choices we have today is a direct result of past and present methods of genetic modificatio…

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Opioid Crisis

At one point in our history, opioids were prescribed mainly to treat chronic pain related to active cancer or pain at the end-of-life. However, several decades ago, things began to change. Opioids could be used to treat other types of chron…

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Calculating the Size of a Forest Inventory Plot

Forests are assessed for many reasons—to buy or sell timber products, to help make forest management decisions, or to evaluate non-timber forest resources, such as recreation, wildlife, forage, or pine straw.

Regardless o…

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Alfalfa Mixtures Helping Extend The Growing Season

AUBURN, Ala. – Alfalfa was once a dominant forage in the Southeast. Several factors eliminated many productive alfalfa stands. Insects and the harsh environment found in the Southeast were a contributing factor in the decline in productio…

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Quick Tips for Smart Snacking

What kinds of snacks do you eat during the day? Some snacks make you hungrier than you were before. If you eat a healthy snack between meals, you can avoid feeling hungry. And if you’re not hungry, you won’t be as tempted to overeat. Ea…

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What Can These Fruits Do For You

Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium and calories. Fruits are full of many nutrients, such as potassium, fiber, vitamin C and folate, that most people do not get enough of in their diets. A healthy diet rich in fruit can help preven…

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Meet Graino Supa

Body Quest Warrior Graino Supa has the power of energy because he eats whole grains every day. Graino also likes to get together with his friends and family to play outdoor games.

His warrior energy comes from delicious whole grains. Wha…

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Meet Fiberlicious

Body Quest Warrior Fiberlicious loves to eat delicious foods with fiber to help keep food moving through her digestive system.

Fiber is found in foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. This Body Quest Warrior loves the fibe…

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Kelton Selected for SARE Fellows Program

AUBURN, Ala.—Jessica Kelton, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System regional extension agent, has been selected as a member of the two-year Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Fellows Program.
Kelton Studies Conservati…

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Alabama SNAP-Ed Program Accomplishments

Major Awards (8)
National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
• 1st Place, Southern Region and Alabama Affiliate, Marketing Package Award
• 1st Place, Alabama Affiliate, School Wellness Award
• 1st Place, Alabama…

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