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Growing Local: The World of Wine in Alabama Vineyards

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By: Judith Hill Auburn, Alabama — You don’t have to travel to the west coast to experience some of the most amazing and tasty vineyards. That’s right, right here in Alabama there are more than 10 fully operating grape vineyards that welcome visitors daily. Most Alabama natives are unaware of how prevalent grape vineyards are in the state until they ... Read More »

Growing Local: The World of Wine in Alabama Vineyards

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Auburn, Alabama — You don’t have to travel to the west coast to experience some of the most amazing and tasty vineyards. That’s right, right here in Alabama there are more than 10 fully operating grape vineyards that welcome visitors daily. Most Alabama natives are unaware of how prevalent grape vineyards are in the state until they happen upon one for themselves. ... Read More »

Alabama’s Unique Quail Trail

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Auburn, Alabama — The Alabama Quail Trail is a quail hunting experience you will not find anywhere else. Each quail trail lodge has a custom experience built by its owners and operators. Every place on the trail has its own features for every quail hunter to enjoy such as the hunting land, the bird dogs, lodging and food. Alabama is part ... Read More »

Thawing Your Thanksgiving Turkey

AUBURN, Ala. — With Thanksgiving Day 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 also creates food safety issues. Janet Johnson, a regional Extension agent in food safety and quality with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, has a ... Read More »

Bagworms in Ornamentals

Auburn, Ala.– Bagworms are serious pests of ornamental evergreens in Alabama.  Their favorite plants are junipers, cypress, cedars and arborvitae.  Occasionally, bagworms are found on hardwoods.  Bagworms are commonly found from the Atlantic states westward into Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, and north into Illinois and Ohio. “Bagworm caterpillars damage plants by eating the foliage,” said Dani Carroll, a regional agent in ... Read More »

2016 State 4-H Dairy Poster Winners

Auburn, Ala.—The 4-H Dairy Poster Contest has been held annually in Alabama for more than 30 years. The goal of the contest is to get more youth involved in the dairy industry and to help educate youth about the benefits of dairy.   The contest is open to any 4-H’er in the state and is sponsored by Alabama Extension and the Southwest ... Read More »

New App Helping EFNEP Educators Reach More Hispanic Clients

Auburn, Alabama—Thanks to new iPads and an app called “Speak and Translate” Alabama Extension nutrition educators in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) are reaching more Spanish speaking clients. Approximately eight different class groups are being conducted in Alabama to Spanish speaking clients. The majority of these clients are enrolled in Eating Smart Being Active and Today’s Mom ... Read More »

Symposium Aims to Minimize Stormwater Impacts

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AUBURN, Ala.— The floods of Christmas 2015, which gathered national attention, did more than $6.7 million in damage to Alabama’s roads, bridges and other public infrastructure. Less dramatic, but just as important, is managing the more frequent, smaller storm events that wash pollutants into lakes and waterways. Polluted stormwater runoff is the major contributor to water pollution in Alabama and ... Read More »

Alabama Extension Work with Organic Producers Recognized Nationally

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AUBURN, Ala.— Insects are a significant problem for Alabama’s conventional fruit and vegetable growers, but for the state’s organic producers, they are a huge problem. Organic growers have a strong ally in the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. A team led by Ayanava Majumdar, an Extension entomologist, has used grants from the Sustainable Agriculture and Education (SARE) program to identify new ... Read More »

Cam Newton and Alabama Extension’s NEP Say “Eat More Fruits and Vegetables”

Auburn, Alabama—The Nutrition Education Program (NEP) at Alabama Cooperative Extension System is excited to announce that Auburn’s own Cam Newton will be featured in a social marketing billboard campaign throughout Alabama from Feb. 22-March 25. The campaign will reach all corners of Alabama and is expected to generate almost 35 million impressions on Alabamians, especially those living in underserved communities. ... Read More »