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  1. It’s Wise to Prepare for Storms — September 3, 2015
  2. Time to Start a Fall Garden — September 3, 2015
  3. Composting Made Easy — September 3, 2015
  4. 5 Easy Steps to Save for Big Ticket Items — August 30, 2015
  5. Packing a Healthy School Lunch — August 29, 2015

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It’s Wise to Prepare for Storms

Tropical storm season officially ends November 30. I’m not predicting a storm but even with our average winds during a typical thunderstorm, you’d be wise to prepare. Falling trees and flying landscape debris during a storm can cause damage. Evaluate your landscape for potential tree hazards. Pruning or removing trees once a hurricane watch has …

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Time to Start a Fall Garden

Broccoli, a popular winter vegetable. Photo by Mary Derrick, UF IFAS As the days get shorter and temperatures decrease, it is time install your cool season vegetable garden. Many vegetables can be grown in Florida, but it is important to understand what the climatic requirements are for each crop to have the most success. To …

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Composting Made Easy

Red wigglers hanging through the bottom bin of a “Worm Factory” vermicompost system. Photo by Molly Jameson. What if I told you there was a way to create compost indoors? No pitchfork required, no hot steamy temperatures, a simple mix of ingredients, and it would fit right under your kitchen sink? As long as you …

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5 Easy Steps to Save for Big Ticket Items

Large Screen TV Very few of us have money ready to cover an emergency, never mind the money for the larger purchases we’d like to make. This is why it’s so important to prioritize savings to cover both the items you need as well as those you want. Whether you’re saving for a new computer …

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Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Healthy School Lunch Packing the kids’ lunches for school means you know which nutritious foods they are eating. Here are some budget-friendly, creative ideas to keep kids happy and healthy at lunchtime. Make a “Smarter” Sandwich: While some kids prefer the same thing every day, others may be okay with a slight switch to their …

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Friday Funny: Two Year Old Tea

One Saturday, after the farmer came in from checking the cows, his wife left him in charge of their 2 1/2 year-old daughter, Molly, while she went to town to the store.  One of little Molly’s favorite toys was a play tea set she had gotten for Christmas. The farmer checked on his little girl …

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Gulf Coast Agronomic Field Day September 10

Field Day topics will include Target Spot on Cotton, Peanut Varieties, Sugarcane Aphids on Grain Sorghum, Cotton Nematode Trials, and Herbicide Drift. Make plans to attend the 2015 Agronomic Field Day that will be held on September 10, 2015 at the Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center, 8300 State Highway 104, Fairhope, Alabama.  The afternoon …

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Stocking Rates and Forage Management for Winter Grazing Webinar September 9

Forage Focus Webinar Series Tune In: September 9, 2015 @ 10:00 A.M. CDT Extending the grazing season into the winter months can result in significant input cost savings for cattlemen. Understanding grazing management tips, tricks, and what to expect when using winter forages is key to making this work in your operation. Tune in as Drs Jennifer Johnson, …

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Alabama Forage & Grassland Conference and Tour December 9 & 10

Registration is NOW OPEN! On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the 2015 Alabama Forage Conference “Forward Thinking with Forage Systems” will be held at Lakepoint State Park.  The park is located in Southeast Alabama, just outside the city of Eufaula.  This conference is highly anticipated by forage and livestock producers across Alabama and surrounding states.  Past conferences …

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Be Prepared for Avian Influenza Workshop September 15th

Be prepared for the possibility of avian influenza this fall; attend the workshop in Chipley on September 15th. Photo Credit: Doug Mayo A massive outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has cost the US poultry industry tens of millions of birds this year. While the spread of the disease has slowed considerably during the …

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