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Hurricane Dorian Moving Towards Florida

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Hurricane Dorian is pushing through the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Forecasters expect Dorian to make a mainland U.S. landfall somewhere along the Florida coast on Monday. While it is far too early to kn…

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Hunting Sheds: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

While dedicated hunters can find shed antlers on their own, the best way to find sheds is with a trained dog. Shed dogs will use their nose to find antlers, which allows them to find hidden antlers that humans would normally miss. Start tra…

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Blue-Green Algae Causes Concern With Dog Owners

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Blue-green algae has caused several cases of dog poisonings and deaths across the country. While poisonings from these algae are nothing new, in recent years problems have been worse. These reports have many pet …

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Live Well Recipe: Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Try our Chicken and Broccoli Bake recipe! Make half your grains whole. If your kids do not like brown rice, try mixing it with white rice at first. Serves 8.
Ingredients
1 cup brown rice, cooked

3 cups chicken, cooked and diced

1 12…

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Live Well Alabama: Cranberry and Spinach Sweet Potatoes

Try our Cranberry and Spinach Sweet Potatoes recipe as a side dish with dinner. Eat the potatoes with the peel to get more fiber, iron, and potassium. Serves 4.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

4 medium sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon vegetabl…

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Fall 2019 Soybean Disease Update

Soybean disease pressure is picking up around the state. Alabama Extension plant pathologist Ed Sikora has observed several diseases in soybean fields in the state.
Web Blight
Web blight was observed in scattered fields in north and centr…

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Acidify Tomatoes to Prevent Botulism, Bacterial Concerns

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Many tomato varieties grown today are not as acidic as varieties grown in years past. The USDA recommends acidifying tomatoes before canning to avoid health concerns.

Angela Treadaway, an Alabama Extension food …

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Live Well Recipe: Potluck Taco Soup

Our Potluck Taco Soup is made with canned veggies and beans. Make sure to drain and rinse canned ingredients before using to reduce salt. Serves 8.
Ingredients
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped…

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Live Well Recipe: Fruit Paradise

Try our Fruit Paradise recipe! This recipe is a great side dish or afternoon snack with the kids. Serves 8.
Ingredients
1 can pineapple chunks in 100% juice, 20 ounces, drained

1 can mandarin oranges in 100% juice, 15 ounces, drained

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Citizenship Washington Focus

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a week-long 4-H citizenship program for youth ages 14–18 that takes place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just one mile from Washington, DC.

Every summer, thousands of young people par…

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Live Well Recipe: Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad

Our Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad is filling and packed with vitamin C. Helpful hint: When cooking, stir Brussels sprouts to keep the color bright and avoid burning. Serves 8.
Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon app…

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Live Well Recipe: Overnight Oats

Try our Overnight Oats recipe! Prepare oats overnight for a healthy breakfast the next morning. Serves 2.
Ingredients
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon raisins

1/2 cup skim milk
Directions
Mix oats, …

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Soil Testing Protects Water Quality

Properly fertilized lawns absorb nonpoint source pollutants, help to stabilize soil, reduce ambient air temperatures, and promote a healthy ecosystem of its own. Overfertilizing can aggravate pest problems, stimulate excessive growt…

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Starting A 4-H Club

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – If you are a young person living in Alabama, 4-H has something for you! For more than 100 years, the program has helped youth develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders.
What is 4-H?
Alabama 4-H …

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Live Well Recipe: Sweet & Salty Popped Mix

Try our Sweet and Salty Popped Mix for an after-school snack with the kids. Use snack-size plastic bags to control portions between mealtimes.
Ingredients
Light microwavable popcorn, 3.5-ounce bag

1 1/2 cup raisins

1 cup pretzels

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