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Fall is Pecan Time


AUBURN, Ala.-Pecans are a staple in many recipes. To ensure you have the best quality nuts for your next dish, harvest pecans as they drop from the trees.  Do not wait and try to harvest them all at one time at the end of the season. “Harvest your pecans promptly for best quality. Don’t let them lie on wet ground ... Read More »

Caregivers’ Guide for Sheltering and Evacuating

AUBURN, Ala.—On any ordinary day, caregivers have many responsibilities caring for their patients. These responsibilities are amplified during emergency situations. As millions evacuate in Florida and Georgia, Alabama Extension professionals have some tips to share. In emergency situations, caregivers may need to gather and prepare additional items to the standard emergency kit if they plan to shelter in place or are ... Read More »

Keep Emergency Kit and Supplies Current

Stock Emergency Supplies

AUBURN, Alabama — When did you update your emergency kit? Don’t just pack your kit and forget about it.  With Hurricane Irma just a few days away from the United States coast, finalize your preparations now. Store in Accessible Location Put your emergency kit and supplies in a safe and easily accessible location.  For a complete list of what to ... Read More »

Extension iBook Helps You Prepare for Storms and Clean-Up After They Pass

AUBURN, Alabama—Almost two months remain in the 2017 hurricane season, and  every Alabama family needs to prepare for hurricane and other types of severe weather. In a single year, the gamut of extreme weather may range from tornadoes in the spring to violent thunderstorms and flash flooding in the summer as well as fall hurricanes and ice storms in the ... Read More »

Are you Ready? Stock Basics for Emergencies

Stock Emergency Supplies

AUBURN, Ala. – Now Tropical Storm Harvey is dumping rain in Alabama. While Harvey is not likely to cause extensive damage in the state, Alabama Extension encourages people to stock some basic items in  in case of emergencies.  These include water, food, first aid supplies, clothing, bedding, tools and special items, such as a battery-operated radio, extra batteries and flashlights. ... Read More »

Cullman County Extension Office Debuts New Food Trailer

The Cullman County Extension Office recently purchased a food trailer that it is using for various purposes. “Food trucks and trailers can be found all across Alabama selling food items often without healthy options. The Cullman County Extension office hopes to change that with their new food trailer. The trailer is wrapped in purple and with the words ‘eat better, move ... Read More »

Alabama Extension’s FCD TEAM Receives Anti-Bullying Hero Award

FCD anti-bullying work

AUBURN, Alabama — Alabama Extension’s Family and Child Development Team recently received an Anti-Bullying Hero Award for the implementation of its Be SAFE program. The award was given June 21 during the Hero Awards Luncheon at the Anti-Bullying Summit in Peachtree City, Georgia. The Hero Award honors individuals or groups who take the initiative to be “upstanders” and work for change in schools and ... Read More »

Wildlife Scientist Chris Jaworowski and Alabama Extension a Good Match

AUBURN, Ala. – Growing up outdoors in Alabama, Chris Jaworowski, a regional forestry, wildlife and natural resource agent for Alabama Cooperative Extension System, knew he wanted to spend his life doing something he loved. “I started hunting at an early age,” Jaworowski said. “I knew I wanted to be outside. That’s how I got into wildlife science.” Jaworowski, an Auburn ... Read More »

Beware of Ticks this Summer

AUBURN, Alabama — Ticks are abundant and aggressive in many places across the county. In recent years, research has raised concerns about the prevalence, misdiagnosis and emergence of tick-borne illnesses that pose serious health risks. To avoid illness, it is important to take proactive steps that limit exposure and enable you to quickly identify disease symptoms and seek medical help. ... Read More »

Thigpen Joins Alabama 4-H Foundation Board

AUBURN, Alabama — Carl S. Thigpen joined the Alabama 4-H Foundation Board recently. Thigpen is executive vice president and chief investment officer of Protective Life Corporation, a post he has held since 2007. He is also president of Protective Investment Advisors. “We look forward to Carl Thigpen serving on the 4-H Foundation Board,” said Tommy Elliott, secretary-treasurer of the Alabama 4-H ... Read More »