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Red Ribbon Week Slated for Oct. 23-31

…Red Ribbon Week. This week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program and will run from Oct. 2331. Now is the ideal time to raise attention about all aspects of drug awareness including the proper disposal of un…

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4-H Foundation Awards $35,000 in Scholarships

…ip support,” said Seth Tuttle, development officer for the Alabama 4-H Foundation. “We’re honored to have awarded 35 scholarships to 4-H’ers from all across our great state. It is our goal to help these young people continue on thei…

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Street Trees 3: Planting the Trees

…e soil. If you are planting in sandy soils or on slopes where  infiltration is a problem, use remaining soil to make a 3– to 4-inch berm or raised area surrounding the root ball. Be sure the berm is well beyond the edge of the root ball so…

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Economic Impact of a New 300-Head Cow-Calf Operation in Alabama

The entry of a new 300-head cow-calf operation in Alabama causes a measurable increase in economic activity within the state in terms of ongoing annual operations. Consider the following total economic activity created during the first full…

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103 Ways to Save Money

…e right direction to get things moving in your favor. The most difficult part is often just getting started.

These 103 money saving suggestions can make a difference for you and your family. Some take just a few minutes, while others req…

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30-Minute Exercises Within Your Day

…sical activity. Improve your overall health and fitness with regular activity. Try to be physically active for at least 30 minutes most days of the week. Small amounts of physical activity can add up!
Here are a few ideas on how to get mov…

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Agricultural Best Management Practices for Water Quality


Applying too much water increases pumping costs, reduces water efficiency, and increases the potential for nitrates (NO3) and pesticides to leach into groundwater. On the other hand, delaying irrigation until plants are water-stressed can …

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Tomato Soup

…serving. Enjoy this warm soup recipe with your family through the cool weather. This recipe serves 8.
Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cans diced tomatoes, 14.5 ounces each
1 46-ounce bottle or …

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Prepare Your Lawn for the Fall and Winter Months

…reuse and recycle.
Cut the Grass
Cut warm season lawns to a height of 1-2 inches and cool season lawns to a height of 3-4 inches. If you are in an area that receives snow and cold, cutting the grass too short may damage roots and cause se…

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The Factors of Fall Leaf Color

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many parts of Alabama are known for their wonderful fall leaf color. People drive from all around to see the bright red, burnt orange and vibrant yellow colors. Many factors determine how beautiful the show of le…

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