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Themed Family Meals- All American

AUBURN, Ala. – Continuing with our themed dinner nights, these recipes will help you pull off an All-American night. When we think of things that are All-American, we think of hamburgers, apple pie and baseball. These recipes will include two of these and maybe after dinner you can go into the yard and toss around a baseball to complete your ... Read More »

Themed Family Meals- Italian

AUBURN, Ala. – Home cooks are always looking for ways to make their meals fun while also serving the purpose of feeding the family. A fun way to keep your meals interesting is having theme nights. One night it could be Mexican themed, the next it could be Chinese themed. This is a fun way to keep you family guessing ... Read More »

Quick and Easy Casserole Recipes

AUBURN, Ala. –This time of year, people are planning all sorts of events. Church functions, school events, parties, tailgating; the list goes on and on. Everyone wants to make a great impression, but do not always have the time to slave over a stove all day. Casseroles are great dishes that you can make ahead of time and freeze or refrigerate ... Read More »

Perfect Recipes for Tailgating

AUBURN, Ala. – With football season just around the corner, people are looking for great recipes to feed a hungry crowd of cheering fans. These recipes are sure to make your tailgate or football watch party a hit. Sausage Pinwheels      Ingredients 3 cups of Bisquick 2/3 cup milk 1 pound sausage Directions Combine the Bisquick and milk. Stir until ... Read More »

Perilla Mint: Dangerous to Livestock

perilla mint

AUBURN, Ala. – During droughts, livestock are tempted to eat anything green. While grasses dry up, some poisonous plants can survive the dry weather. Perilla mint is one of the most dangerous. Perilla mint is found throughout the South in pastures, fields and along roadsides. The leaves of perilla mint make the plant look  attractive. Leaves are egg shaped and purple ... Read More »

4-H Members Participate in Quail Release

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama 4-H members from Elmore County partnered with the Alabama Covey Rise Chapter of Quail Forever recently to release more than 375 young bobwhite quail. Laurie Weldon, an Alabama Extension regional 4-H agent in Elmore and Autauga counties, said that a call of a quail started her involvement in this project. “It was just a normal day ... Read More »

Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker

AUBURN, Ala. – With students headed back to school, families and college students are always looking for ways to cut down time on preparing meals. Many people are turning to their slow cookers for help. You can prepare the meals before you leave for work or school. When you get home you will have a meal all prepared. These recipes ... Read More »

Drought Conditions Make it Difficult for Horses

horse droughts

AUBURN, Ala. – Droughts can make things difficult for horses because of the high temperatures, limited water sources and scarce forages. Dr. Courteney Holland, an Alabama Extension animal science specialist, said that there are ways to help horses maintain good health despite severe weather. Scouting and Evaluating Pasture  If pastures have limited or a poor quality of forages, producers should ... Read More »

Tax Implications of Selling Cattle During Drought

cattle sale tax

AUBURN, Ala. – Cattle producers in north Alabama are facing drought conditions. In extreme cases of drought, producers may have to reduce their herd size to take the stress off their pasture. Selling such a large number of cattle at one time can raise concerns about the tax consequences from these sales. Producers are often looking for ways to postpone ... Read More »

Drought Conditions Worry Livestock Producers

nitrate toxicity cattle grazing weedy pasture

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama is facing near drought conditions. Livestock producers are struggling with ways to ensure their animals get enough to eat and drink when grass is limited and the water table is low. Dr. Soren Rodning, the Alabama Extension veterinarian, said that there are certain things that producers should do under drought conditions. Meet Animals’ Water Needs While ... Read More »