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Prescribed Fire: Weather

When planning a prescribed fire, you have many things to consider. Fuel type, fuel load, and topography are usually static and straightforward to assess. Weather, however, is always changing and can take practice and thought to eval…

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Beef Cattle Performance Record Keeping

Application of a specialized record-keeping system enables producers to generate and analyze data needed to efficiently evaluate a cow herd’s performance.

The value of beef cattle record keeping is not truly realized …

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Alabama 4-H Member Named Youth Conservationist of the Year

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Wildlife Federation recently named Alabama 4-H member Ethan Rankins as Youth Conservationist of the Year. The organization presented the award Aug. 9 at the 2019 Governor’s Conservation Achievement …

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Yellow Jackets Most Aggressive in Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With fall just around the corner, the time when yellow jackets are at their most aggressive is fast approaching. To make matters worse, Alabama is experiencing unusually high yellow jacket populations this year. …

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4-H Announces Volunteers of the Year

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H recently announced the 2019 4-H Volunteers of the Year at a recognition and awards program during 4-H Competitive Events Day at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana.

As the youth development and ed…

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Hurricane Dorian Moving Towards Florida

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Hurricane Dorian is pushing through the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Forecasters expect Dorian to make a mainland U.S. landfall somewhere along the Florida coast on Monday. While it is far too early to kn…

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Live Well Recipe: Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Try our Chicken and Broccoli Bake recipe! Make half your grains whole. If your kids do not like brown rice, try mixing it with white rice at first. Serves 8.
Ingredients
1 cup brown rice, cooked

3 cups chicken, cooked and diced

1 12…

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Live Well Alabama: Cranberry and Spinach Sweet Potatoes

Try our Cranberry and Spinach Sweet Potatoes recipe as a side dish with dinner. Eat the potatoes with the peel to get more fiber, iron, and potassium. Serves 4.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

4 medium sweet potatoes

1 tablespoon vegetabl…

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Live Well Recipe: Potluck Taco Soup

Our Potluck Taco Soup is made with canned veggies and beans. Make sure to drain and rinse canned ingredients before using to reduce salt. Serves 8.
Ingredients
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped…

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Live Well Recipe: Fruit Paradise

Try our Fruit Paradise recipe! This recipe is a great side dish or afternoon snack with the kids. Serves 8.
Ingredients
1 can pineapple chunks in 100% juice, 20 ounces, drained

1 can mandarin oranges in 100% juice, 15 ounces, drained

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Live Well Recipe: Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad

Our Warm Brussels Sprouts and Pear Salad is filling and packed with vitamin C. Helpful hint: When cooking, stir Brussels sprouts to keep the color bright and avoid burning. Serves 8.
Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon app…

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Live Well Recipe: Overnight Oats

Try our Overnight Oats recipe! Prepare oats overnight for a healthy breakfast the next morning. Serves 2.
Ingredients
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon raisins

1/2 cup skim milk
Directions
Mix oats, …

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Starting A 4-H Club

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – If you are a young person living in Alabama, 4-H has something for you! For more than 100 years, the program has helped youth develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders.
What is 4-H?
Alabama 4-H …

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Live Well Recipe: Sweet & Salty Popped Mix

Try our Sweet and Salty Popped Mix for an after-school snack with the kids. Use snack-size plastic bags to control portions between mealtimes.
Ingredients
Light microwavable popcorn, 3.5-ounce bag

1 1/2 cup raisins

1 cup pretzels

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Freeze Vegetables This Summer

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – From tomatoes to squash, summer is filled with a wonderful bounty of garden vegetables. Wouldn’t it be great to have these fresh vegetables all year long? Luckily, people can freeze fresh produce from the local…

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