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Aquaponics 101 Teachers Workshop Scheduled June 6-10

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  Auburn, Alabama—With more emphasis than ever before on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, members of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University faculty will hold an Aquaponics/Aquaculture 101 professional development workshop for teachers, June 6 to 10, at Auburn University. The workshop will be at the E.W. Shell Fisheries Center in north Auburn, located at 2101 ... Read More »

Spotlight on Turkey Hunting

Auburn, Alabama—It’s that time of year. Hundreds of Americans come out of their winter slumber and adorn their camouflage armor. Turkey season is in full swing, and not a minute can be wasted. Turkey hunting is an exciting sport that takes place March 15 through April 30 in most parts of Alabama. Though normally compared to deer hunting, turkey hunting ... Read More »

Food Entrepreneur Conference Set for April 27-28

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AUBURN, Ala.–Last year, more than 40 aspiring and up-and-coming food entrepreneurs attended the Food Entrepreneur Conference in Auburn to learn more about starting their own food business. Patricia Barnes, or “Sister Schubert,” shared the story of how she got her Parker House-style yeast rolls – a family recipe – into grocery stores nationwide, and marketing guru John Marsh talked about ... 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 »

Warm Weather Not Welcome for Peach Growers

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CLANTON, Ala.—Sunny, mild days with highs in the 60s and 70s are the last thing Alabama’s peach growers want. A peach expert with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System says growers would prefer cooler weather until bloom time. “We are behind on chill hours this year,” said Gary Gray, an Alabama Extension regional commercial horticulture agent. “Varieties grown in Alabama may ... Read More »

Alabama Poultry Producers Monitor Indiana Avian Influenza Outbreak

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Auburn, Ala. – Indiana confirmed the nation’s first outbreak of high pathogen avian influenza in 2016. It was found on an Indiana turkey farm in January. In Alabama, poultry producers continue to monitor flocks and use extensive biosecurity measures to protect the state’s largest agri-business from avian influenza. Dr. Ken Macklin, a poultry scientist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, ... Read More »

Widespread Zika outbreak unlikely in United States

AUBURN, Ala.—Public health officials are working to contain an outbreak of Zika virus across Central and South America. But scientists at Auburn University do not believe that the United States will face the disease in the numbers appearing in Brazil and other Central and South American nations. Dr. Derrick Mathias, an assistant professor specializing in medical entomology at Auburn University, ... Read More »

Alabama Extension Professionals Host Precision Ag Workshop

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AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn University and Alabama Extension professionals will host a Precision Agriculture Workshop in Auburn, Ala. on Jan. 28, 2016. The event will take place at the Auburn University Dixon Hotel and Conference Center. Cutting edge precision agriculture presentations and precision ag demonstrations will be led by Extension professionals and private companies. Alabama Extension Precision Ag and Grain Crops Specialist Brenda ... 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 »

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 »