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Alabama Planting Guide for Forage Grasses

Many factors influence successful forage production, but establishment of the crop is a key to profitability. It is essential to choose the appropriate crop species for the needed yield, quality, and persistence.

It is then…

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The Myths of Picking a Watermelon

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – During the summer heat, cutting open the perfectly ripe watermelon is a great way to cool down. Picking the perfect watermelon can be deceiving though. Many social media sites claim to have the fool-proof method of…

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Vegetable Garden Insects

Vegetable Garden Insects is part 15 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Vegetables grown in the southern United States are vulnerable to attack by a variety of insect pests. Our warm temperatures and long growing seasons are not on…

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Protected: Volunteer in Urban Programs (VIP) Evaluation

Thank you for volunteering with Volunteer in Urban Programs. Because your input is valuable, we ask that you complete this evaluation. Your comments and suggestions will help us to improve the quality of our volunteer program.

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Beef Short Course Targets New Producers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— New cattle producers will want to attend the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s new Beef Systems Short Course.  The short course is a multi-night lecture series covering the fundamentals of beef production….

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Live Well Recipe: Easy Ratatouille

Try our Easy Ratatouille recipe! Add this dish to a pasta night for an extra kick of veggies. Serves 10.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced

1 medium eggplant, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2…

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Live Well Recipe: Healthier French Toast

Our Healthier French Toast is a simple, kid-friendly breakfast. Kids love to play chef! Let them help with this recipe by having them mash the bananas. Serves 3.
Ingredients
1 large or two small ripe bananas

3/4 cup low-fat milk

1 t…

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Mobile County Master Environmental Educator

Extension in Mobile County will launch the Mobile County Master Environmental Education (MEE) Program for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.  MEE is an educational outreach program that was created in 1995 by the Baldwin County Alabama Co…

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Live Well Recipe: Snap & Go Pasta

Try our Snap & Go Pasta. For a heart healthy choice, try whole grain pasta. Serves 4.
Ingredients
Spaghetti, 12 ounces

Frozen mixed vegetables, 12 ounces

1 tablespoon oil

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 can Italian diced tomat…

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Live Well Recipe: Quick Pita Pizza

Try our Quick Pita Pizza! Get your kids involved in helping at dinner time. Let them build their own pizza. Serves 4.
Ingredients
1 cup pizza sauce

1 cup chicken, cooked and diced

1 cup spinach

1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

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Live Well Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Serve our Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower as a side dish with dinner. Vary your veggies by including carrots or broccoli. Serves 6.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

2 tablespoons oil

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon garlic …

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Live Well Recipe: Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries

Try our Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries. Kids love anything frozen. Freeze berries, grapes, and bananas for a cool, ready-to-eat treats. Serves 4.
Ingredients
2 cups fresh blueberries, 12 ounces

Nonfat blueberry Greek yogurt, 12 ounc…

1 min read

Alfa Awards Honor Extension Specialists for Helping Farmers

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.–The Alabama Farmers Federation honored two Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals with inaugural Alfa Awards presented at the Commodity Producers Conference in Chattanooga. These awards …

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Live Well Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Turkey Salad

Our Balsamic Roasted Turkey Salad is perfect for a light lunch. Add any fruits and veggies you like to this tasty salad. Serve 7.
Ingredients
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup fat-free Italian dressing

3 cups fresh spinach, chopped

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Protected: Volunteer in Urban Programs (VIP) Application

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Urban Affairs & New Nontraditional Programs State Office strives to provide a safe environment for all persons involved in Urban Extension Programs. This application will be used to determine el…

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