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Storing Food During or After Emergencies

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AUBURN, Ala. —The 2017 hurricane season has struck the southern United States with full force. Storms have left many without power and shelter. Taking some simple precautions when dealing with food during power outages is important. These include: Working with well-scrubbed hands Cleaning all utensils, cutting boards, etc. Keeping food hot (above 140 degrees F) or cold (below 40 degrees ... Read More »

Resources to Ease Winter Storm Worries

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AUBURN, Ala.—As a winter storm moves across the South, Alabama Extension offers recommendations for how to prepare for ice, loss of electricity and other impacts from the storm. A free online resource is Extension’s Emergency Handbook is filled with information to help you weather this storm successfully.  You can download it to your iPad or iPhone from iBooks. The Emergency Handbook contains more than 100 pages ... Read More »

Extension launches new drought website

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AUBURN, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System launched a new website this week to help farmers and producers combat drought conditions. Alabama is experiencing exceptionally dry conditions this year. Some parts of the state need as much as 15 inches of rain to break the drought. This new website includes several news articles and educational resources by Alabama Extension specialists. These resources ... Read More »

Extension Specialist Named Alabama Project Learning Tree Educator of the Year

Auburn, Ala.—Dr. Nancy Loewenstein, a research fellow and Extension specialist in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University, was recognized as the 2016 Alabama Project Learning Tree Educator of the Year. She was honored because of her strong commitment at the ground level to her vision at the leadership level. The Alabama PLT Outstanding Educator is selected ... Read More »

Alabama Extension iBook Wins Prestigious National Award

AUBURN, Ala.—One of  Alabama Extension‘s iBook titles brought home the top award for publishing from the Association for Communication Excellence–marking the first time the traditionally print oriented award has been given to a digital publication.  Gardening in the South–Pest Management won the Outstanding Professional Skill Award at ACE’s recent national conference in Memphis.  ACE serves as the professional development organization for ... Read More »

Alabama Extension Scientist Explains Advisory Issued for Several Alabama Water Systems

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AUBURN, Ala.—A scientist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System says that the health advisory issued by the Environmental Protection Agency related to several Alabama water systems focuses on two compounds, perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooactanoic acid (PFOA). The Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management have identified several water systems in north Alabama that had ... Read More »

Fire Ant Stings Can Be Deadly

SELMA, Ala.—An Alabama woman recently died of anaphylactic shock after sustaining numerous fire ant stings. Allergic reactions to fire ant bites are rare, but require immediate medical attention. Fire Ant Stings May Cause Anaphylactic Shock More than one fire ant sting can result in serious medical problems, even in people with normal immune systems. While most people can tolerate stings, ... Read More »