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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 »

Food Friday: Tailgate Food

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It’s almost here! College football teams are working overtime preparing for football season to begin. Before you head over to check out your favorite team, put in some overtime yourself and prepare some delicious tailgate goodies. Check out these recipes from the Auburn Cookbook, a publication of Alabama Extension. Cocktail Weiners 1 10-ounce jar tart jelly (crabapple or currant) ¾ ... Read More »

Food Friday: Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

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With school back in full swing, suppertime schedules are just as crazy as school days. If you are looking for something delicious and easy to prepare, try poppy seed chicken! Poppy seed chicken casserole is a southern favorite. Packed with chicken and topped with crushed crackers—there is no going wrong with this recipe! For a quick preparation, boil chicken breasts the night before ... Read More »

Farmers Fighting Pest Pressures in Crops

Fall armyworm. John C. French Sr., Retired, Universities:Auburn, GA, Clemson and U of MO, Bugwood.org

Farmers in Alabama have worked hard to protect crops from a number of pests that have caused significant damage this summer. Most crop pests are the typical invaders — fall armyworms, beet armyworms, tobacco budworms and corn earworm — while others are newer to Alabama crops, like the spotted wing drosophila and sugarcane aphid.  Pest Pressure Update Dr. Kelly Palmer, Pest ... Read More »

Food Friday: Cheese Straws

The upcoming fall season holds events of every kind for families and friends. Fall is a popular time for family gatherings, parties, football tailgates and showers for new babies and new couples. What is on your menu? Fruits, punch, nuts and sweets are delicious, but every shower needs a platter of homemade cheese straws! If there isn’t a recipe you ... Read More »

Alabama Farmers Growing Sesame

Growing Sesame seeds

Producers across Alabama are trying their hand growing sesame, a crop that first hit the fields in the sixties. Sesame is a non-traditional crop growers have begun incorporating into seasonal rotations. History Alabama Extension specialists experimented with a sesame variety that posed a harvest problem as a rotation in the 1960s. Because of the difficulty harvesting and keeping seed in ... Read More »

Steer Clear of Touch-Me-Nots

Auburn, AL –Southern summers are the annual itchy time for many folks that enjoy the outdoors. Good outdoorsmen know what to do if a snake is spotted and have plans in place for contact with an unhappy wild animal, but wildlife is only part of the issue to consider when spending time in the great outdoors. Poison ivy and poison oak ... Read More »

Alabama Team Earns Third Place at National 4-H Forestry Invitational

2015 National Forestry Invitational

AUBURN, Alabama—The Alabama 4-H Forestry Judging team placed third among 14 state teams at the 36th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational held recently. Ginny Grace Gibbs, Mollie Watkins, Lydia Abernathy and Amber Watkins from Pickens County earned the right to represent Alabama at the national contest by winning the State 4-H Forestry Contest in June. The Invitational was held at Jackson’s ... Read More »

Food Friday: School Lunches

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School is back in full swing! There’s nothing better than starting the school year with a lunch you can be proud of, packed with delicious foods the kids will love. One way to help ensure an active mind is to eat a healthy meal packed with proteins and other essential vitamins and minerals. Check out these easy-to-make, packable lunches, or ... Read More »

Gregg Takes Reins of Alabama 4-H

AUBURN, Alabama—Dr. Molly Gregg has been named Alabama Extension’s new assistant director for 4-H programs. Gregg, who brings more than 15 years of experience with Alabama 4-H, assumed the leadership of the state’s largest youth organization on August 1. Dr. Gary Lemme, Alabama Extension director, said Gregg steps into the 4-H leadership role at a critical time for the organization. ... Read More »