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    Alabama Extension’s Brodbeck appointed to national USDA council

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — Beau Brodbeck, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System associate director for field operations, has been appointed to the National Urban and...

    ACES: Alabama timber market trending upward after rocky year  

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — After a rocky 2023, the Alabama timber market is expected to begin trending in the right direction in 2024. However,...

    ACES: USDA releases new hardiness zone map for United States  

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — For the first time in more than a decade, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released new hardiness zone...

    ACES: Mistletoe- holiday friend or forest foe?

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — At Christmastime, many people may find mistletoe to be a natural ornament that signifies the holiday season. However, forestry experts...

    ACES: Amid industry, environmental struggles Christmas tree prices remain relatively steady

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — There is nothing quite like the scent of Christmas trees. These natural living room centerpieces are beloved and provide an...

    ACES: A home gardener’s mum survival guide

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many people associate garden chrysanthemums, or mums, with the beginning of autumn. These floral features are already occupying garden centers...

    BOARsighted: A look into wild pig management

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Wild pigs are arguably one of the most detrimental wildlife species. These animals have the potential to decimate crops, wildlife...

    Alabama Extension launches 2nd annual Marble Bowl competition

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Grab your smart phones and buckle your chin straps. The 2023 Marble Bowl is kicking off this fall. In its...

    ACES: Choosing safe plants for pets

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — For some people pets are like family. They provide love and support that is important for a family bond. The...

    Northern flicker: The story behind Alabama’s state bird

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – In Alabama, one of the most iconic and historic creatures is the Northern flicker. These distinguished birds are found in...

    Alabama Extension’s commitment to sustaining for the future

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Predicting the future is never an easy task, and making decisions for the days and years ahead can be simply...

    The truth behind eggcessively expensive eggs

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Today’s chicken egg costs 140% more than one year ago. Demand for eggs has progressively increased since 2009, exacerbating the...

    Pollen: a sticky situation for the better

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The appearance of pollen typically marks the beginning of spring, and it ­literally shows. If your vehicle or home recently...

    Alabama peaches in some uncertainty for 2023

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama peach growers are currently evaluating the state of their fruit crop for 2023. Seasonal temperatures play a large role...

    Just wing it: Wing prices fall for Super Bowl LVII

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Football fanatics in the United States are big fans of chicken wings at most Super Bowl parties. In recent years,...

    Extension offers additional Natural Resources Webinars in 2023

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System continues its award-winning Natural Resources Webinar Series in 2023. A product of the system’s forestry,...

    ACES: 2023 deer hunting safety refresher

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Deer hunting is a popular recreational pastime for many Alabamians. In fact, the 2021-2022 hunting season saw more than 228,000...

    Freezing foods and leftovers: The safe way

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Freezing foods is one of the best and safest ways to preserve foods throughout the year. This technique is especially...

    ACES: Flash drought- conquering a dry domain

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Fall has brought a wave of aridity to Alabama along with its pleasant temperatures. In the new climate, homeowners around...

    ACES: Practicing fire safety in the fall

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Fall is a popular season for bonfires, campfires and prescribed burning in Alabama. To spread the word on practicing fire...

    Battery-powered chainsaws: Quiet but dangerous

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many tool manufacturers are offering batteries as an alternative power source to gasoline in today’s market. Chainsaws are one of...

    Guide to Alabama’s venomous snakes

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Summertime is in full throttle, and outdoor enthusiasts are being extra cautious because of snakes. Most native Alabama snake species...

    How to respond to product recalls

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Product recalls are unpredictable and can be a hazard to you or your family. Staying up to date on the...

    Alabama poultry’s environmental excellence

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Poultry ranks as Alabama’s top-producing agricultural commodity. The industry continues to strive for environmental excellence each day while meeting the...

    Alabama’s forests: clearing the air

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – One of the world’s largest sources of carbon can likely be found in your backyard. In fact, trees are some...

    Don’t be stumped by the 2022 timber market

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama timber industry is successfully healing after the COVID-19 pandemic’s temporary crippling of the market two years ago. The...