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4-H Foundation Awards $35,000 in Scholarships

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama 4-H Foundation recently awarded thirty-five scholarships to 4-H high school seniors. Scholarships for $1000 were presented at a recognition and awards program following 4-H Competitive Events Day at t…

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Live Well Recipe: Just Peachy Chicken

Try our tasty Just Peachy Chicken recipe! Buy canned fruits packed in 100% juice or water to cut down on the added sugar. Serves 4.
Ingredients
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2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut in half

1 can peach slices in 10…

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Evaluating Freeze Damage to Peaches

In this video, Mike Reeves, an Alabama Extension regional agent of commercial horticulture, explains how to evaluate the amount of freeze damage on peaches. With proper evaluation, growers can determine how to proceed with their cultiva…

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Pruning Blueberries

Shane Harris and Chip East with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System provide information on pruning rabbiteye blueberries. Growers should prune blueberries to:

stimulate new growth and plant vigor
remove dead or diseased woo…

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4-H State Events and Activities Calendar

If you are a youth living in Alabama, 4-H has something for you! Our yearly events and activities calendar is listed below. Contact your county Extension office for more information.

 

 

View current 4-H events and re…

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Live Well Recipe: Roasted Broccoli Salad with Almonds

Try our Roasted Broccoli Salad with Almonds! Dark green veggies like spinach and broccoli are packed with nutrients and low in calories. Serves 10.
Ingredients
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3 tablespoons oil, divided

2 tablespoons vinegar

4 teas…

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Alabama Extension Focused on Quality and Value

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— In a world of rapid change, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System continues to be a leader of cutting-edge research and problem solving.  Alabama Extension Director Gary Lemme said the organization’s educati…

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Widespread Viruses in Southeastern Blueberry Fields

In the United States, from 2007 to 2016, there was a 70 percent and 106 percent increase in blueberry acreage and production, respectively. With such a rapid expansion, it is imperative to account for major pest problems adversely affecting…

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Growing An Edible Container Garden

From meats to vegetables, savory and aromatic herbs have been used to add flavor to everyday meals for centuries while also rewarding us with aromatic enjoyment. Growing a variety of herbs in a container can make accessing them for use in t…

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Lightning Bugs: Summer’s Night Light

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Many southerners have fond memories of catching lightning bugs on a summer’s night. The fascination surrounding these insects always invoke curious questions. An Alabama Cooperative Extension System professional prov…

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“Sweet Grown Alabama” Statewide Branding Program Launches

MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Shoppers who want to buy local will soon have a new way to identify products raised in the state, thanks to a new marketing effort called “Sweet Grown Alabama.”

“As I travel across the state, most of the questions I…

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SOW–A Planting Companion

The “SOW – A Planting Companion” app is designed to tell you the optimum time to plant each crop in your home garden. Simply choose your location and start planting. Click on the photo of a crop to see more information including…

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Master Gardener Helpline Provides Valuable Garden Information

Does your garden have you stumped? Did a freeze burn your bulbs? Is there a deformed leaf on your azaleas? The Alabama Master Gardeners (MGs) are standing by, ready to answer questions on the Master Gardener Helpline.
Call 1-877-ALA-GROW

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