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Pecan Trees–A Perfect Addition to the Home Landscape

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AUBURN,Ala.—The holiday season is upon us and people around the country are looking forward to gatherings spent feasting with families and friends. One food in particular that is often found at many holiday celebrations is pecan pie. Unknown to many, Alabama is actually an ideal place for growing pecan trees.  You could someday produce a pecan pie for the holidays ... Read More »

November is National Peanut Butter Month

AUBURN, AL—When most people think of November, they think of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and all the popular foods that are served at our Thanksgiving meals. However, the month of November is dedicated to celebrating a food that many people enjoy on a daily basis: peanut butter. As one of the biggest producers of peanuts in the United States, Alabama ... Read More »

Coconut Oil is the New Black

AUBURN, Ala. – Some may think coconut oil is nothing but the latest fad in dieting, but does it actually contain solid nutritional benefit?  Claims of its ability to boost energy, lower cholesterol and aid in weight loss have circulated for years, but a recent increase in demand for the product has more health professionals taking notice. Concerns over the high ... Read More »

Charles Mitchell Selected as ASA Fellow

AUBURN, Ala. — Dr. Charles C. Mitchell, an Alabama Extension agronomist, was selected as an American Society of Agronomy (ASA) Fellow at the society’s International Annual Meeting, Nov. 15-18 in Minneapolis, Minn. Fellow is the highest recognition bestowed by the ASA. Members of the society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements and meritorious service. The annual award is presented for outstanding ... Read More »

Food Friday: Pumpkin

AUBURN, Ala.— Fall is here — and bringing with it, a craving for some fall-tasting treats. Pumpkins are more than a yard or porch decoration! The large vegetable can be used in a variety of ways, giving your tastebuds a delicious taste of fall. These recipes from the Alabama Extension Auburn Cookbook are sure to make the list of goodies ... Read More »

Hunters Beware of Ticks in the Woods

AUBURN, Ala.— Before venturing into the woods this hunting season, it is important that hunters are educated on the dangers of ticks and know how to avoid them. “Many hunters are complaining that ticks have become a fact of life in the outdoors,” said Dr. Xing Ping Hu an Alabama Cooperative Extension specialist and professor in Auburn University’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology. ... Read More »

Legislators Tour Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center

CROSSVILLE, Ala.—Alabama state senator Clay Scofield and state representative Becky Nordgren visited Auburn University’s Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center Friday, Oct. 2. Dr. Gary Lemme, director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Dr. Art Appel, interim dean of Auburn University’s College of Agriculture, guided the legislative tour, which featured ongoing research efforts and Extension program efforts. “This research ... Read More »

Food Friday: Delicious Dove

Many across the southeast have jumped excitedly into dove season, enjoying cooler weather and outdoor fun. There is more than one way to cook a dove! Archived Alabama Extension cookbooks house some unique and delectable recipes the wild game lover is sure to enjoy. Southern Roast Dove Breast 12 dove breasts Juice of 2 lemons Salt and pepper, to taste ... Read More »

Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference Set for November 2015

AUBURN, Alabama—In 2014, fresh market vegetable and melon production in Alabama was valued at more than $20 million, an increase of more than 25 percent over 2013. As Alabama growers look to improve production and their bottom line, the Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Fall Conference will give producers the most recent information and research. The conference will be ... Read More »

Food Friday: Honey

September is National Honey Month. This Food Friday, we would like to share some delicious honey recipes. Although a little different from a honey-butter biscuit, these recipes can help you put the jar of local honey on your counter to good use. Try this sweet treat in your house and let us know how you like it! The honey cake and ... Read More »