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Thawing Your Thanksgiving Turkey

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AUBURN, Ala. —Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching. One of the biggest problems cooks face is how to properly thaw their turkey. An improperly thawed bird can result in not just a partially thawed bird but food safety issues as well. Janet Johnson, a regional agent in food safety and quality with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, has a few quick and ... Read More »

Farm Diversification Spreads Risk

AUBURN, Ala.— Farm diversification is an important farm management practice producers use to maximize profits and reduce risks. What is Farm Diversification? Diversification is “the attempt to capture market gains and reduce risk by having multiple enterprise opportunities as part of my business plan,” said Ken Kelley, a regional farm and agribusiness management agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Kelley ... Read More »