Managing in Tough Times

Safe and Prepared - Helpful Tips

Part 1: Learning to Manage Farm Related Stress

This year the Southeast Area Extension Agents are developing a series of articles covering different strategies to help farmers and ranchers better manage their agricultural entities during tough times. Various topics will be presented and discussed throughout the series including: mental health, finances, livestock care, and drought strategies to name a few.

Avalanches: Slippery Slope to Danger

Safe and Prepared - Helpful Tips

Extreme Skiing Mixed with Extreme Conditions Warrant Extreme Preparedness. Per the National Ski Patrol, the growing interest in free skiing and riding is pushing more skiers and snowboarders to venture outside of ski area boundaries in search of perfect powder. However beautiful the back country may be, those pristine slopes come with multiple risks, and one of the most significant is the risk of avalanche.

Crime and Terrorism: If You See Something, Say Something!

Safe and Prepared - Helpful Tips

The nationwide "If You See Something, Say Something(tm)" public awareness campaign was created to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities.

Report suspicious activities to your local law enforcement agency.

Free Trial Offer? Think Twice!

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Many products advertise free trial offers that claim to be "risk free" or offer a "money-back guarantee." However, some "free" trial offers end up being traps that lock consumers into plans that charge automatic recurring fees.

Often a free trial offer will require you to provide your credit card information for a nominal activation or shipping fee. However, once you accept the free trial offer and the company has your payment information, you may be charged for products you never ordered. Here are some ways you can protect yourself from these frustrating "free" trial offers:

Recipe - Leftover Turkey Casserole

PROMO - Cooking at Home - cutting vegetables

Makes: 6 Servings


6 slices bread, whole wheat

4 ounces cubed turkey

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups milk, 1%

1 can cream of mushroom soup, low-sodium (10.75 ounces)

2 slices bread, whole wheat

2 teaspoons margarine

1/2 cup cheddar cheese, low-fat shredded (or jack cheese)

1/2 cup mayonnaise, light