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Starting a Food Processing Business: Good Manufacturing Practices

…safety as it pertains to food processing, handling, storage, and sale in Alabama.

If your product is sold across state lines, it will be subject to regulations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Fair Packaging and La…

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Food Product Label Requirements

…eled before they are sold. The law requires the following to be on all food items:

The name, street address, city, state, and zip code of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor.
An accurate statement of the net amount of food in t…

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Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes: Stuffed Bell Peppers

… 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 grown on their farms. The most important thing…

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Fresh from the Farm Alabama Recipes: Dehydrated Zucchini

… 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 grown on their farms. The most important thing…

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Junior Master Gardener

…er or for the overall program earn certification awarded by the National Junior Master Gardener’s Office and affiliated state partner universities.

Visit the National Junior Master Gardener website for curriculum resources. Contact your…

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Social-Emotional Competence Begins At Home

…cial skills. Being emotionally intelligent means being able to recognize and understand our own and others’ emotional states. It also means being able to communicate about our own emotions accurately and to be aware of the emotional conte…

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Bobwhite Quail Management

… 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 patterns, existed statewide.

Since that time, qu…

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Ticks & Tick-borne Illnesses in Alabama

… infected tick.

Lyme disease. This is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness for humans in the United States, with approximately 300,000 cases reported per year. Over the past 10 years, the Southeast has experienced a trem…

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Controlling Damage from Moles and Voles

…re are two species native to Alabama. The most common is the pine or woodland vole (Microtus pinetorum), which is found statewide in woodlands (figure 1b). The second is the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster), found only in the northern on…

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Cereal Leaf Beetle: A Pest of Small Grains

…tablished throughout the northern half of Alabama and Georgia and is partially established in the southern half of both states. In recent years, the cereal leaf beetle has been a sporadic pest. Each year some fields will have pests that nee…

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Sugarcane Aphid: A New Sorghum Pest of North America

The sugarcane aphid is a serious economic problem on grain sorghum in Mexico and the Caribbean, the southern states along the U.S. Gulf Coast, and in more northern locations after the aphids migrate from the south.
Distribution
The sugarc…

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VIP: Volunteer in Urban Programs

…enterprises.

We expect our VIPs to:

Participate in orientation.
Network with other volunteers across the state of Alabama.
Promote and facilitate the work of Urban Extension programs.

Volunteer Opportunities

Se…

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Emergency Handbook iBook

…rn University and other land-grant institutions including Clemson University, the University of Florida and Mississippi State University, it also draws on resources like the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) and the Federal Emerge…

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Climate and Crops iBook

…s leading research universities: Auburn University, the University of Georgia, the University of Florida, and Florida State University contributed to the project. Alabama Extension specialists representing several scientific discipline…

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Beef Basics iBook

…ma with a value of $2.5 billion. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s iBook, “Beef Basics,” will help the state’s cattle producers boost their bottom line. An Alabama Extension animal scientist calls “Beef Basics” an exc…

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