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Fruit and Vegetable Marketing: Best Marketing Practices

Marketing is an important step in moving products from farm to table. Farmers should consider marketing their goods in more than one way and in more than one location.

Direct marketing options include:

roadside stands that may o…

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Farm Accounting 101- Opening a Farm Checking Account

Welcome to the Farm Accounting 101 presentation on Opening a farm checking account. Robert Page, a regional Extension agent and member of the Farm and Agribusiness Management Team with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn …

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Worker Protection Standard Kits

Worker Protection Standard Kits are available for on-site training purposes. WPS training can be conducted by individuals with a Private or Commercial license or those that are certified at a Train the Trainer event.

The WPS Kit will inc…

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Cicada Killer: A Cicada Predator

The song of cicadas in summer is so common many people do not notice the sound after a few days of the males singing to attract females. These insects are pretty harmless. However, there is a predator that focuses on killing cicadas.

Cic…

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4-H Outdoor Education Programs Excel in National Competitions

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H teams from Pickens and Lee counties recently represented Alabama 4-H in national outdoor education competitions.

“We are so proud of these 4–H members and their accomplishments,” said Molly G…

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Garden Problem Guide

Garden Proble Guide is part 16 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

There are a number of common garden problems that challenge novice and veteran gardeners alike.  Learn more about these problems and possible cures.

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2019 Herdbuilder Replacement Female Sale

The 21st Annual Herdbuilder Replacement Female Sale will be Friday, August 30 at the Alabama Livestock Auction in Uniontown.  The sale starts at 11 a.m C.D.T.  Three hundred head of bred heifers and a select group of open heifers will be …

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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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