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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Trust

…nting involves allowing children to have more responsibilities and freedoms as they grow older. Generally speaking, the goal is to let go, and letting go requires trust. Trust means, I can count on you to be honest, to follow through on you…

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

…ts don’t want to think about their young teen or preteen being pressured into sexual situations. Many teens will make good choices and delay sexual activity; however, we cannot always predict which ones they will be. Any teen could be fac…

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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Spending Time Together

…, parents often back off and give their teens too much space.

Some privacy and opportunities to be away from you are good for your teens. They can have too much privacy, however, and too little time with you. Your teen still needs to spe…

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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen

…emic and social demands of school, after-school and weekend activities, and spending time with friends.

With so much going on, it is no surprise that many of us do not take the steps needed to communicate clearly and to listen carefully….

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Harvesting Your Own Groceries

…Older fruits become dull in color, soft, and seedy.

GARLIC. When foliage loses color and tops begin to fall over.

GOURDS. Edible varieties, when fruits are 8 to 10 inches long and are young and tender; ornamental varieties, when frui…

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Fruit and Vegetable Marketing: Best Marketing Practices

Marketing is an important step in moving products from farm to table. Farmers should consider marketing their goods in more than one way and in more than one location.

Direct marketing options include:

roadside stands that may o…

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Worker Protection Standard Kits

Worker Protection Standard Kits are available for on-site training purposes. WPS training can be conducted by individuals with a Private or Commercial license or those that are certified at a Train the Trainer event.

The WPS Kit will inc…

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Cicada Killer: A Cicada Predator

…nds of soil can be displaced causing issues in flower and vegetable, brick patios and walks laid in sand, playground or golf course sand traps. The wasps will be discouraged by disturbing the soil and regularly applying water. There is rare…

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4-H Outdoor Education Programs Excel in National Competitions

…n opportunity to compete on a national stage in Junction City, Kansas, where they placed fifth.

The event required rigorous study in plant succession, species richness and diversity, communities and ecosystems, habitat requirements and p…

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2019 Herdbuilder Replacement Female Sale

…fers through traditional feeder cattle marketing chains thereby losing improved genetic gains. Now producers know that good records and sound management can mean substantial returns.  Over the years, buyers have learned that top quality a…

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Alabama Planting Guide for Forage Grasses

Apply lime and fertilizer at levels appropriate to soil test result recommendations.

2. Seed

with good, high-quality seed and good seeding techniques.
with certified seed for added assurance of high seed quality.

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Vegetable Garden Insects

…on crops are the hardest hit due to higher insect populations feeding together). Optimal seedbed preparation promotes vigorous, new plant growth allowing plants to better tolerate minor insect damage. This is especially important in the spr…

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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.
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: Healthier French Toast

… one slice of bread at a time in banana mixture. Let excess mixture drip off, and place bread in skillet.

Cook until golden brown, and then gently flip to the other side.

Optional: Top with extra cinnamon.

Download the recipe here:…

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Live Well Recipe: Quick Pita Pizza

Try our Quick Pita Pizza! Get your kids involved in helping at dinner time. Let them build their own pizza. Serves 4.
1 cup pizza sauce

1 cup chicken, cooked and diced

1 cup spinach

1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

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