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Starting a Food Processing Business: Good Manufacturing Practices

You’ve decided to take that old family recipe and turn it into a food processing business. One of the many considerations in planning is to ensure a safe product.

All foods prepared at any location and offered for sale to…

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Food Product Label Requirements

Attractive food products sell better. Attractiveness applies to both the appearance of the food and how it is packaged or displayed. Strive for innovative and appropriate food arrangements. Prepare the product the way you want it to look, a…

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Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes: Stuffed Bell Peppers

*This recipe is an excerpt from Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes, FCS-2112.

We hope you enjoy the following recipes collected from farmers across the state of Alabama. The recipes include produce the farmers themselves have gro…

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Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes: Dehydrated Zucchini

*This recipe is an excerpt from Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes, FCS-2112.

We hope you enjoy the following recipes collected from farmers across the state of Alabama. The recipes include produce the farmers themselves have gro…

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Water Wheels

Water Wheels: Outdoor Water Conservation Laboratory
The Home Grounds Water Wheels: Outdoor Water Conservation Laboratory is a 36-foot mobile water conservation laboratory. This mobile lab is available to travel all over Alabama bringing c…

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Urban Green

Urban Green
The Home Grounds Urban Green component introduces sustainable landscaping management practices, including green space development, by revitalizing downtown areas and improving the utilization of urban spaces for community aest…

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Junior Master Gardener

The Alabama Junior Master Gardener program is committed to helping young people become gardeners and contributing citizens. The curriculum provides a hands-on approach to learning horticulture, environmental science, leadership, and life s…

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Social-Emotional Competence Begins At Home

 

Family life brings many joys and, for parents, many responsibilities. Whether it’s preparing children to learn and do well in school or teaching them how to treat others with respect, parents are the first and most important tea…

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4-H Yoga

Practicing yoga can help improve flexibility, strengthen muscles and improve balance as well as help youth develop life-long healthy habits that we hope will be sustained long-term. Yoga is noncompetitive and individually focused with no pe…

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Bobwhite Quail Management

The Bobwhite quail was once the most popular game bird in the South. When most agricultural crops were grown in small patches, quail thrived throughout the state. High densities of bobwhites, largely a by-product of land-use pattern…

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Ticks & Tick-borne Illnesses in Alabama

What is a tick, why do ticks bite, and why does it matter?

Ticks are very small external parasites that feed by sucking blood from animals (hosts), including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Most ticks go throu…

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Controlling Damage from Moles and Voles

Damage to your property may be caused by moles or voles. Knowing the difference between the two animals is essential to controlling the problem.

Moles and voles, while both tunnel makers, are distinct in behavior and in the…

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Cereal Leaf Beetle: A Pest of Small Grains

The cereal leaf beetle, Olema melanopus, was introduced from Europe into Michigan in the 1950s and is slowly spreading southward. It is now well established throughout the northern half of Alabama and Georgia and is partially establishe…

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