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Venison Recipes Perfect for Deer Season

AUBURN, Ala. – It is officially that time of year where many of your friends and loved ones go missing for several hours at a time. There is nothing wrong; they are just sitting in the woods waiting to bring home the best buck of the year. People are going to be looking for unique and different ways to cook ... Read More »

Fall Pumpkin Recipes

AUBURN, Ala. – When the leaves starts to change and the weather gets cooler, we know that it is time to get our fall recipes ready. A favorite ingredient to use in fall recipes is pumpkin. Whether it is pumpkin pie or a nontraditional recipe, everyone has a series of pumpkin recipes in their arsenal. Pumpkin Bread Ingredients 2/3 cup corn-oil ... Read More »

Chili Recipes for Cool Fall Nights

AUBURN, Ala. – When fall weather puts that little nip in the air, there is nothing better than a hot bowl of chili. There are many recipes you can use to make chili and trying them all is the fun part. These recipes are sure to warm you up on a cool day or night. Chili Ingredients Vegetable cooking spray 2 ... Read More »

Extending The Life of Your Jack-O-Lantern this Halloween

AUBURN, Ala. – Many would say that it just wouldn’t be Halloween without the main symbol of the holiday; the jack-o-lantern. With Halloween just around the corner, people are heading to pick the perfect pumpkin for carving the family jack-o-lantern. Jack-o-lanterns have a seemingly short life span. However, there are a few things that people can do to preserve the ... Read More »

Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

Hurricane Michael agricultural damage.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Hurricane Michael caused almost $204 million in agricultural damage alone as it moved across Alabama. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Director Gary Lemme called it a devastating blow to farmers in the state’s Wiregrass region. “Cotton farmers suffered the greatest losses,” said Lemme. “But the storm affected every portion of Wiregrass agriculture, including row crops, livestock, poultry and timber ... Read More »

Storm Hits Alabama Pecan Crops

Pecan orchard damage in Houston County, Alabama.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – There are not as many acres of pecans in southeast Alabama as there are row crop acres, but Hurricane Michael’s impact on pecan orchards is just as profound. Storm Damage Bryan Wilkins, a research associate at the Auburn University Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center, said that the storms had significant impacts on the pecan crop. ... Read More »

Disaster Assistance for Homeowners and Renters

FEMA Assistance

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – There are several types of disaster assistance for homeowners and renters after a disaster. Individual assistance can include grants to help pay for a rental house, home repairs as well as other serious disaster-related expenses not met by insurance or other assistance programs. Even if you have insurance, you may still be eligible for assistance. The ... Read More »

Alabama Extension Launches Hurricane Recovery Website

AUBURN, Ala.— Alabama Extension has created a special website to help people recover from Hurricane Michael. The website, MichaelRecoveryInfo.com, is a source of information on recovery for families, communities, and those in the agricultural industry. There you will find information on disaster assistance, storm cleanup, chain saw safety, scams after a disaster, mold abatement, post-storm tree assessment and also much more. ... Read More »

Stink Bugs: Unwelcome Fall Guests

AUBURN, Ala. – While many welcome the cooler weather associated with fall, with it comes unwelcome guests: stink bugs. These noisy bugs, known for their pungent smell, enter many homes in the fall looking for a place to spend the winter. An Extension specialist offers tips and control methods to battle stink bugs. Dr. Xing Ping Hu, an Alabama Extension ... Read More »

The Whoo: Owls of Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. – Have you ever been outside at night and heard a soft hoot coming out of the darkness? It was probably one of the several species of owls that call Alabama home. There are several things that people can look for to help identify what owl is hooting in their backyard. Species Dr. Jim Armstrong, an Alabama Extension wildlife ... Read More »