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Planning Meals Can Improve Your Health, Finances and Ease of Preparation

Auburn, Alabama —Do you plan meals in advance or do you just throw something together at the last minute? By taking time to plan your meals for as much as a week in advance, you can improve your health, your finances and your ease of preparation. Health – The foods you plan, prepare and serve will supply you and your ... Read More »

Extension Offices Serving as Weigh-in Sites for Scale Back Alabama

Obesity is a problem in Alabama. In fact, Alabama has the sixth highest rate of adult obesity of any state in the nation. In its 10th year, Scale Back Alabama, a free statewide weight-loss competitive program, targets these adults.  The first SBA team weigh-in is Jan. 25-31, and the weigh-out is April 11-17. Scale Back Alabama 2016 ends April 29. ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H: Give to Grow Leaders

AUBURN, Ala.–Alabama 4-H grows leaders by helping young people build strong leadership skills that will carry over into their future. 4-H provides many leadership opportunities at the local, county and state levels including local clubs, regional councils, State Council and 4-H Ambassadors. Take a moment to watch the video above with Taylor Parker, the 2016 4-H Ambassador president and learn what she has ... Read More »

21st Annual Beekeeping Symposium Feb. 6 in Clanton

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Auburn, Alabama—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s 21st Annual Beekeeping Symposium is Saturday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center, 1850 Lay Dam Road, Clanton. “The symposium will feature a variety of knowledgeable speakers, as well as valuable demonstrations for beekeepers,” said James Tew, beekeeping specialist with Alabama Extension. Diverse Program Planned ... Read More »

Yard Sales Can Provide Bargains for Holiday Shoppers

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AUBURN, Ala.—The busiest shopping season of the year is here. Consumers should add yard sales to their list of shopping places for holiday items. “Yard sales are great places to find bargains on children’s clothing and toys, seldom worn items such as party clothes, household goods and furniture for college students. Prices on clothes are usually hard to beat,” said ... Read More »

Food Servings and Helpings NOT the Same

AUBURN, Ala.—We all know what we should eat. Many of us just eat a lot more of it than we should. It is not hard to eat more than the daily recommended serving of some foods, in one sitting. Restaurants across the nation often serve three to five times the recommended daily serving of meat. But exactly how much is ... Read More »

Give to Grow Alabama 4-H Campaign Kicks Off December 1

AUBURN, ALA—Alabama 4-H grows confident, capable and caring young people with the life skills to thrive in today’s world and succeed in their boldest dreams for tomorrow. Alabama 4-H many and varied programs provide experience and opportunities that prepare young people to be college and career ready, aspire to learn, stay active and learn to be a leader.   Programs offered ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H and CAC Form Partnership

Alabama 4-H has announced a new partnership and community service initiative with the Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers. This initiative is being led by Joy Maxwell, a 4-H leadership and citizenship state specialist, Sheila Weber, Teens Getting Involved for the Future (TGIF) program coordinator and Gina South, state director of the Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers. Weber actually ... Read More »

4-H’er’s Lifetime Success Defined by Superhuman Determination

A couple of years ago, attorney Shakeba DuBose, while working to establish her own law firm, was presented with the added challenge of setting up her own company Website. Not to worry: She learned the rudiments of Web design and set it up herself. Challenges, even daunting ones, have never been a problem for DuBose.  She possesses what, in the ... Read More »

4-H Grows Here: National 4-H Week Oct. 4-10

AUBURN, Ala.—More than 6 million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H Oct. 4-10. National 4-H Week, is a special time to highlight 4-H programming and the great things that it offers young people. This year’s theme is “4-H Grows Here.” The nation’s largest youth development organization, 4-H grows confident young people who ... Read More »