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Getting the Most from Your Forestland Workshop Set for Aug. 28

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Forestland owners should plan to attend Getting the Most from Your Forestland, the latest forestry workshop from Alabama Extension. It will be Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Scottsboro VFW Post in Scottsb…

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Fig Production Guide

Figs are easy to grow in warm climates but produce their best fruit in Mediterranean climates with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Learn about fig botany, varieties, growing techniques, and disease and pest problems.

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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Trust

Learn ways to establish and maintain trust in your parent-teen relationship.

Parenting involves allowing children to have more responsibilities and freedoms as they grow older. Generally speaking, the goal is to let go, and…

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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Talking about Sex

Learn how to approach the topic of sex in a way that helps your teen make wise and healthy choices.

As a parent, you know that the topic of sex is an important one to discuss with your children. But just because the topic i…

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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Negotiation

Using six key steps can help you and your teen find solutions when you strongly disagree.

“I’m the parent!” “Because I said so.” “When did I lose control over my child?” Do you find yourself thinking or saying…

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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: 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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Alabama Watershed Stewards Handbook

The Alabama Watershed Stewards Handbook: A WaterResource Training Curriculum was written for participants in the AWS program. In this handbook you will learn everything from the basics of watersheds and how they work to how human activity i…

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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2018

The mission of the Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources team is to provide the latest science-based information available to make decisions regarding the management of natural resources.

Forests cover…

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Food Safety for Southern U.S. Food Crop Producers After Flooding

Throughout the Gulf Coast states, floods directly affecting food production (including produce, grains, and animal feed) are relatively rare. Preparing for or reacting to flooding in terms of keeping food safe is not something that …

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Fertilizing the Organic Garden

Fertilizing the Organic Garden is part 7 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Organic nutrient sources have two distinct advantages: (1) They provide a slow release nitrogen source to crops that won’t burn plants as easily or as s…

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Garden Fertilizer

Garden Fertilizer is part 6 of The Alabama Master Gardener series.

You should soil test to ensure you apply the correct nutrients in the correct amounts for your garden.

Home Soil Testing: Taking a Sample

Home Soil Testing: Using …

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Wood Ashes for Lime and Potash

Wood Ashes for Lime and Potash is part 5 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

Most people associate wood ashes with the popular term for potassium fertilizers—potash. Vast areas of forests in the eastern United States were once b…

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Livestock Risk Protection for Feeder Cattle

Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) is an insurance product offered by USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) and is available for feeder cattle, fed cattle and swine in Alabama. Beginning July 1, 2019, LRP subsidy rates will increase, making this p…

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