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2019 Wiregrass Cotton Expo Planned for Feb. 14

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Cotton producers looking for the latest information on cotton production should attend the 2019 Wiregrass Cotton Expo. This is the 20th anniversary for this event. The event is Feb. 14 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, Alabama. The expo is free to attend and will include several exhibitors and speakers presenting information on a ... Read More »

24th Annual Beekeeping Symposium Set for Feb. 2

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Beekeepers, both experienced and novice, looking for more information about beekeeping should make plans to attend the 24th Annual Beekeeping Symposium in Clanton, Alabama. The symposium is Saturday, Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center. Registration Early registration for the event is $35 per individual and is open ... Read More »

Ringing in the New Year with Mud and Other Challenges

beef basics

by Dr. Kim Mullenix AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Rainy conditions have left much of Alabama in a mess over the last several weeks. When deep in the throes of hay feeding season, it seems like there might not be much relief in sight for navigating muddy pastures in order to feed cattle. Excess mud can increase energy requirements because of ... Read More »

Alabama Extension to Host Irrigation Workshops for Producers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Some Alabama producers will soon have the opportunity to add irrigation systems to their farms thanks to funding from the new Alabama Irrigation Initiative. The initiative will provide cost-share funding to farmers for installation of new irrigation systems. The Alabama Soil and Water Conservation committee is working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and other ... Read More »

Cost-Share Program: Assistance for Food Safety Certifications

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –With recent reports of outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, it is even more important that producers complete food safety certification. The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) recently announced a program that will help producers with the cost of these certifications. The cost-share program for specialty crop growers will alleviate the cost associated with GAP/GHP and hGAP ... Read More »

Venison Recipes Perfect for Deer Season

AUBURN, Ala. – It is officially that time of year where many of your friends and loved ones go missing for several hours at a time. There is nothing wrong; they are just sitting in the woods waiting to bring home the best buck of the year. People are going to be looking for unique and different ways to cook ... Read More »

Fall Pumpkin Recipes

AUBURN, Ala. – When the leaves starts to change and the weather gets cooler, we know that it is time to get our fall recipes ready. A favorite ingredient to use in fall recipes is pumpkin. Whether it is pumpkin pie or a nontraditional recipe, everyone has a series of pumpkin recipes in their arsenal. Pumpkin Bread Ingredients 2/3 cup corn-oil ... Read More »

Chili Recipes for Cool Fall Nights

AUBURN, Ala. – When fall weather puts that little nip in the air, there is nothing better than a hot bowl of chili. There are many recipes you can use to make chili and trying them all is the fun part. These recipes are sure to warm you up on a cool day or night. Chili Ingredients Vegetable cooking spray 2 ... Read More »

Extending The Life of Your Jack-O-Lantern this Halloween

AUBURN, Ala. – Many would say that it just wouldn’t be Halloween without the main symbol of the holiday; the jack-o-lantern. With Halloween just around the corner, people are heading to pick the perfect pumpkin for carving the family jack-o-lantern. Jack-o-lanterns have a seemingly short life span. However, there are a few things that people can do to preserve the ... Read More »

Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

Hurricane Michael agricultural damage.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Hurricane Michael caused almost $204 million in agricultural damage alone as it moved across Alabama. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Director Gary Lemme called it a devastating blow to farmers in the state’s Wiregrass region. “Cotton farmers suffered the greatest losses,” said Lemme. “But the storm affected every portion of Wiregrass agriculture, including row crops, livestock, poultry and timber ... Read More »