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Prescribed Fires: Great Tool for Land Management

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Wildlife managers often promote the use of prescribed fires, a great tool for landscape management. This tool serves a multitude of beneficial purposes for both the land and landowner.

Fire was historically used…

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Pickling Produce

Pickles add zip and zest to your meals, snacks, and party refreshments—if they are good pickles. They enhance the flavor of some foods that contain nutrients essential to good health.

Pickling is one of the oldest kno…

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Nutritional Management of Beef Replacement Heifers

Purchasing or raising replacement heifers is a systematic part of maintaining a beef cow- calf operation. Replacement heifers should ultimately grow into a productive, fertile female that produces a calf annually as part of the herd…

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Steer Clear of Foodborne Illnesses This Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – While other illnesses may be more common during the fall, foodborne illnesses are still a concern. Many activities people participate in around this time of year involve food. It is important that everyone takes …

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Composting This Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Composting, or the process of converting plant debris into useful soil additives, is a great option for supplying key nutrients to the soil while also recycling yard and kitchen waste. As organic matter in the so…

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Forest Roads and Construction of Associated Water Diversion Devices

The importance of forest roads and consideration of their proper design is frequently neglected by forest landowners. Some forests such as wilderness areas and other forests managed on a custodial management regime do not permit or require …

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Kickin’ Chicken Stew

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is serving Kickin’ Chicken Stew. Enjoy this warm and healthy recipe with your family through the fall weather. This recipe serves 4.
Ingredients
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1…

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Beef Project

The 4-H Beef Project is an advanced program that aims to prepare a beef calf for show. Participation will help youth understand how to raise and halter break a calf, learn record keeping, manage a healthy beef animal, and realize the pride …

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Watch Out for Black Widow Spiders This Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Black widow spiders are one of the most recognizable spiders. The shiny black body and red hourglass marking on the female spider are clear markers of this spider. This fall, whether working in the yard or cleaning…

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Weight Bias Among Youth and Adults

What is Weight Bias?
Weight bias is defined as negative attitudes, beliefs, judgments, stereotypes, and discriminatory acts aimed at individuals because of weight. Weight bias can be overt or subtle. It exists in mainstream media, in homes…

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Recent Rains Ease Wildfire Threat

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—While recent rains are welcome, they did not completely break the drought impacting much of the state. Wildfires remain possible, according to a spokesperson for a USDA Forest Service team on the ground in Alabama….

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Identification of Snakes in Alabama for Forest Workers

As a forest worker in the Southeast, you are likely to encounter a variety of wildlife while on the job.  The ability to identify snakes while in the forest – venomous, nonvenomous, and endangered snakes – is important for a number of …

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Extension Participates in 4-H National Youth Science Day 2019

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.–Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University participated in the 4-H launch of the 2019 National Youth Science Day (NYSD) challenge called Game Changers. Game Changers was designed by Google and the West…

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