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Holiday Decorating With Nature

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Nature can provide some of the best materials for decorating. Fall is an especially wonderful time to find materials outside to decorate a home for the holiday seasons. Many items such as trees, shrubs, plants an…

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Cacti: The New Plants of the Holidays

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Move over poinsettias, holiday cacti are making a name for themselves as the plants of the holidays. Quickly becoming more and more popular, both Thanksgiving and Christmas cacti put on quite a show during this t…

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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—  It’s not every day that grandma’s red velvet cake is served for dessert. So go ahead and enjoy it, but remember these healthy holiday eating tips throughout the holiday season.
Leave Some Room
Servi…

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4-H Foundation Scholarship Application Tip Sheet

In order to apply for an Alabama 4-H Foundation Scholarship, you must have a 4HOnline family profile. If you do not have a family profile, contact your county Extension office and staff will help you set one up. Once your family profile has…

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Alabama 4-H Foundation to Award $35,000 in Scholarships

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama 4-H Foundation is helping advance the education of 35 high school seniors. The foundation will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to 35 high school seniors of the 2020 graduating class.

“We are exci…

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Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – For many, finding the perfect Christmas tree can make or break the holiday season. Luckily, people can easily find a perfect tree if they keep a few things in mind.
Species
Some people get their Christmas tree …

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Reimagining Thanksgiving Leftovers

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you have a refrigerator full of leftovers. Don’t worry—reimagine Thanksgiving leftovers with a little creativity and by using practical food safety tips.
Practici…

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Cut Calories This Holiday

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – During the holidays, high-calorie foods and beverages are every where you turn. Help cut the calories this season by choosing water. Drinking water, instead of sweet tea, soda, fruit juice or other sugary drinks,…

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Master Gardeners Make a Difference in Autauga County

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many have the giving spirit around the holidays, but the Autauga County Master Gardeners keep that spirit alive all year. For more than 15 years, this group has been growing vegetables to share.

Every  Tuesday…

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Irrigation Tax Credit for Farmers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Some Alabama farmers could see a break on their taxes thanks to a new tax credit. This credit allows farmer to count certain costs associated with irrigation, including fuel conversions, equipment and reservoirs,…

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Extension Specialist Receives National Honor for Excellence

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), the Cooperative Extension System and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) annou…

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Reese Leads Alabama 4-H Ambassadors

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Making the best better. In Birmingham, Alabama, Kenneth Reese, the 2019–2020 Alabama 4-H state ambassador president, lives the 4-H motto.

“I want to be a role model to youth and show them all the opportuniti…

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A Safe Turkey Is Critical This Holiday Season

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The best turkey for the holiday table is the one that’s been prepared safely. Angela Treadaway, an Alabama Extension regional food safety and quality agent, offers information on making sure your holiday turkey is …

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Grow a Backyard Wildflower Meadow

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – A wildflower meadow bursting with blooms may seem like a spring dream, but now is the time to plant if you want one as part of your garden.

Dani Carroll, an Alabama Extension home grounds agent, said these col…

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Chill Hour and Chill Portion Comparison in Peaches

The tables below make a general comparison between chill hours and chill portions in peaches. Keep in mind that currently, no actual conversion can be made from chill hours to chill portions or vice versa.  The tables are based on field ob…

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