UAEX Miller County FCS/Carla Due

UAEX Miller County FCS/Carla Due Carla Due has worked for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture in Miller County as the Family & Consumer Sciences agent for 28 years.

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas' Division of Agriculture. With offices in all 75 counties, our faculty and staff provide educational programs and research-based information to the people of Arkansas. From agricultural programs to family financial management to youth education, we offer educational programs that have immediate and practical applications. Carla Due Hadley has worked in Miller County for over 26 years where she delivers research based educational programs in the areas of foods and nutrition, financial management, family life, aging and health.

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)
07/04/2019

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

🗽 Meet Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the U.S.A., and 4th of July picnic foodborne illness victim. After consuming large quantities of fruit, milk, and water, 🍒🥛💦 Taylor fell ill with gastroenteritis and died five days later. Many experts speculate salmonella is the bug to blame.

👉 Don't be like Zachary Taylor. Guard against foodborne illness this holiday by following these guidelines from USDA: https://www.fda.gov/food/buy-store-serve-safe-food/handling-food-safely-while-eating-outdoors

Have a safe and happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸🎆

#fourthofjuly #throwbackthursday #TBT #foodsafety #historylesson

07/02/2019
How to Cut Onions Like A Pro

Why do your eyes water when you cut up an onion? Get the answer here and learn how to cut up an onion properly.Shop your local #farmersmarket to get fresh, locally grown onions. #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

Onions add layers of flavor to a wide range of dishes, but how do you cut them? Let this video show you how!

UAEX Garland County - Family & Consumer Science
07/01/2019

UAEX Garland County - Family & Consumer Science

Planning a 4th of July get together? Be sure to remember food safety as well as fireworks safety.

Jackson County-UAEX
06/30/2019

Jackson County-UAEX

Food Safety Tip: Leftovers are only safe for 4 days in the fridge. After that they may begin to spoil. If you don’t plan to use your leftovers soon, freeze them! They are best 2-3 months in the freezer.

Check the labels when you grocery shop.
06/29/2019

Check the labels when you grocery shop.

Labels don’t lie. Checking the nutrition facts can help you grocery shop like a pro!

Tips to help you eat well: https://bit.ly/2FUtyfw

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06/29/2019

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Squash & Zucchini no longer recommended for canning. Still ok for pickling & freezing. #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS
06/29/2019
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

Squash & Zucchini no longer recommended for canning. Still ok for pickling & freezing. #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS

👀👉🏼 Freezing and pickling are the best options for preserving zucchini and summer squash. ❄️🥒 The USDA no longer publishes information on canning them due to safety concerns. Read more on this from Clemson Extension.

Don't even think about making #homemadeicecream this Independence Day with raw #eggs. Read here to learn how to make a r...
06/29/2019

Don't even think about making #homemadeicecream this Independence Day with raw #eggs. Read here to learn how to make a rich, creamy, ice cream without the chance of Salmonella from raw #eggs & get my favorite recipe! https://bit.ly/2LoltC4 #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS FoodSafety.gov University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

National Onion Association
06/28/2019

National Onion Association

You won't believe how much this Asian Plum-Onion Chutney will add to your sandwich or meat-n-cheese board. Find the recipe here: http://bit.ly/2IEYrFk

FoodSafety.gov
06/28/2019

FoodSafety.gov

OUTBREAK: 62 people infected with Salmonella from eating papayas. Do not eat papayas from Mexico sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. These papayas may be contaminated with Salmonella. CDC will provide more updates as information becomes available. https://go.usa.gov/xygn4

Celebrate our nations independence on July 4th with the Great American Hamburger. Learn the best ratio of fat to lean gr...
06/28/2019

Celebrate our nations independence on July 4th with the Great American Hamburger. Learn the best ratio of fat to lean ground beef for a juicy burger, nutrition information, tips and recipes here: https://www.uaex.edu/counties/miller/Great%20American%20Burger%202019.pdf
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Enjoy! #ARBeef #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS UAEX Animal Science University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX) Arkansas Beef Council Jimmy Anderson Sr.

Teaching our kids where blackberries come from at University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center. These ...
06/27/2019

Teaching our kids where blackberries come from at University of Arkansas Southwest Research and Extension Center. These blackberries will go home with the kids & some will be used for a UAEX - Miller County 4-H jam workshop!

Would you be willing to pay 3% more for chocolate if it meant children were no longer forced to work in cocoa plantation...
06/27/2019
Research into child labor in cocoa industry receives international attention

Would you be willing to pay 3% more for chocolate if it meant children were no longer forced to work in cocoa plantations? 🍫🌿

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences Professors of Agribusiness and Ag Economics, Lawton Lanier Nalley and Jeff Luckstead say a marginal increase in retail price could make all the difference in the Ghanaian cocoa industry.

Research into child labor in cocoa industry receives international attention

There is nothing better than a fresh #onion and since it is one of the top 5 fresh vegetables, I would say a lot of you ...
06/27/2019

There is nothing better than a fresh #onion and since it is one of the top 5 fresh vegetables, I would say a lot of you agree. Lucky for us, they are available in home gardens, #farmersmarkets, roadside stands and supermarkets right now. Look for hard, firm onions. They should be dry and have small necks. The skin around the onion should be shiny and crackly in feel. If they are wet or have very soft necks avoid them. Also avoid those with thick, hollow, woody centers in the neck OR with fresh sprouts. #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX) UAEX Fruit and Vegetable Production

Garlic raw is slightly bitter. When sauteed or baked it becomes sweet and mild. Garlic has been shown to have health ben...
06/26/2019

Garlic raw is slightly bitter. When sauteed or baked it becomes sweet and mild. Garlic has been shown to have health benefits and may protect against:
stomach and colon cancer, build up of artery clogging plaque, formation of blood clots, high blood pressure, infection & nasal congestion. How often do you use garlic? Vote in the comment section: ❤️daily, 🤣monthly, 😢only when I have to. #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS UAEX Fruit and Vegetable Production University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

Arkansas SNAP-Ed at UAEX
06/26/2019

Arkansas SNAP-Ed at UAEX

Trying to eat healthier when eating out? Compare calorie and nutrition info before you order, then make the choice that’s right for you. To learn more, visit www.fda.gov/caloriesonthemenu

Wonder what vegetables are in season at your local farmers market? This handy chart will tell you. #ARGrown #MillerCount...
06/25/2019

Wonder what vegetables are in season at your local farmers market? This handy chart will tell you. #ARGrown #MillerCountyFCS #lifeskills UAEX Fruit and Vegetable Production University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

Up to 50% of Americans may be deficient in vitamin D, according to the CDC. Vitamin D, is a fat-soluble vitamin found pr...
06/24/2019

Up to 50% of Americans may be deficient in vitamin D, according to the CDC.
Vitamin D, is a fat-soluble vitamin found primarily in dairy products (fat-free versions are fortified), fatty fish (tuna, salmon, mackerel), fortified orange juice, beef liver & egg yolks. You may know it as the sunshine vitamin. Our bodies produce vitamin D from exposure to sunlight. It is best to get Vitamin D from a well balance diet including the foods mentioned above. #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS

Things to do w/ your kids outside
06/22/2019

Things to do w/ your kids outside

Our Community & Economic Development Department is second to none! Working together we can help your community reach its...
06/21/2019

Our Community & Economic Development Department is second to none! Working together we can help your community reach its potential. Contact me to learn more.

Graycen Bigger, Executive Director of the Spring River Innovation Hub, and her team were drawn to apply to the Create Bridges pilot program because it was uniquely suited for their north-central Arkansan community’s economy as it is the first program focused specifically on small business retail, hospitality, and tourism to support regional economic development.

"The CREATE BRIDGES program has allowed us to build trust and capacity within our tri-county community and help local businesses have a better understanding of growth opportunities. It has also strengthened connections between our hospitality and retail industries and served as a catalyst for economic development," Bigger said.

#LoveARCommunities #CreateBridges #OzarkFoothills

Learn more about Create Bridges by visiting the website: https://www.uaex.edu/business-communities/strategic-planning/create-bridges.aspx

UAEX Miller County FCS/Carla Due
06/21/2019

UAEX Miller County FCS/Carla Due

Information you need to know about foods and flooding. #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

UAEX Miller County FCS/Carla Due
06/21/2019

UAEX Miller County FCS/Carla Due

What you need to know once you have cleaned out your refrigerator due to a #poweroutage. #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS

❓How do you see your life? Did you know that how you view life may affect the type of success you have in achieving your...
06/21/2019

❓How do you see your life? Did you know that how you view life may affect the type of success you have in achieving your goals and your wealth, says Laura Hendrix, extension personal finances expert. 🤔💰

Read more ➡️ http://bit.ly/2WVk5xF.

Have you seen social media posts stating that the 3 lobed peppers are male and good for cooking while the 4 lobed pepper...
06/20/2019

Have you seen social media posts stating that the 3 lobed peppers are male and good for cooking while the 4 lobed peppers are female and good for eating? 🧐🤔

You've probably seen posts on social media stating the 3 lobed peppers are male and good for cooking, the 4 lobed peppers are female and good for eating. 🧐🤔

We're here to bust that myth! ❌🙅‍♂️

👉 By definition, all pepper fruits are ripened ovaries containing seeds formed after pollination. Those seeds will then form new pepper plants. The bumps or lack thereof are primarily related to the variety and growing conditions. Sweetness is usually a factor of ripeness. Thus red bell peppers are sweeter than green.

💚💛🧡❤️ Wanna know more about the colors of bell peppers? Check out this podcast by Mississippi State University Extension Service: http://extension.msstate.edu/farm-and-family/audio/2019/bellpeppers-differences-between-color-varieties

Salads are commonly eaten year round but are favorites when temperatures start getting warmer. Often considered low-calo...
06/20/2019

Salads are commonly eaten year round but are favorites when temperatures start getting warmer. Often considered low-calorie foods, salads can become high in calories & fat when they include too much dressing. One way to keep salads healthy is to choose a lower-fat dressing and decrease the amount used by eating salad the dip and stick way. Simply measure out your dressing and put into a separate container. Dip your fork into the dressing, then stick your fork into the salad. This is a great way to control the amount of dressing you use.

Carrots provide potassium, vitamin K and fiber and are loaded with beta-carotene. The deeper orange the carrot, the more...
06/19/2019

Carrots provide potassium, vitamin K and fiber and are loaded with beta-carotene. The deeper orange the carrot, the more beta-carotene.
There is also a recipe from our Living Well with Diabetes program for Cinnamon-Glazed Baby Carrots that is always a hit. Find it here: https://bit.ly/2Ke39vD #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)(UAEX Fruit and Vegetable Production

I know adults who wish they had learned financial management skills sooner. #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS
06/19/2019
UAEXMoney

I know adults who wish they had learned financial management skills sooner. #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS

Financial education leads to better decision-making.

Miller County SNAP, UAEX - Miller County 4-H & Miller County Red Dirt Master Gardeners set up stations today @ Gateway F...
06/18/2019

Miller County SNAP, UAEX - Miller County 4-H & Miller County Red Dirt Master Gardeners set up stations today @ Gateway Farmers Market for youth from TISD to learn about Farm to Table. They learned about MyPlate, where our foods come from, tasted farm fresh produce, learned what is needed to make produce grow while making a bracelet & shopped at the market! Hope this is an annual event. #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS

UAEX- Farm Stress
06/18/2019

UAEX- Farm Stress

Working together under pressure, changing roles, and holding down more than one job add up to one thing -- high levels of stress for farm couples. But by being senstive, communicating and relaxing together, a husband and wife can ease pressures.

06/18/2019
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX)

Come work with us! We have 20 employment opportunities throughout the state!

Some of our current open positions include:
• County agents in 4-H, ag, and family and consumer science
• Faculty positions in plant pathology and nutrition
• Fiscal support, accounting, and administrative assistant positions
• Director for Communications
• 4-H and EFNEP (food education) program assistants

Visit jobs.uaex.edu to view and apply for positions, check out employee benefits and more.

Do onions make you cry when you cut into them? The National Onion Association suggests to reduce the tears, chill the on...
06/17/2019

Do onions make you cry when you cut into them? The National Onion Association suggests to reduce the tears, chill the onions for 30 minutes. Then, cut off the top and peel the outer layers leaving the root end intact. It's the root end that has the highest concentration of the sulphuric compounds that cause your eyes to tear. #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS #nomoretears University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX) UAEX Fruit and Vegetable Production

In honor of #NationalDairyMonth here is a joke for you! UAEX - Miller County 4-H
06/14/2019

In honor of #NationalDairyMonth here is a joke for you! UAEX - Miller County 4-H

It's time for another #FridayFun joke in celebration of #NationalDairyMonth!
Q: How do farmers count their cows?
A: With a COWculator!

http://bit.ly/2RdZZZE #FridayFeeling #InspireKidstoDo

If you are seeing extra American Flags around town it is because today is Flag Day. I LOVE the American flag and all it ...
06/14/2019

If you are seeing extra American Flags around town it is because today is Flag Day. I LOVE the American flag and all it stands for. Comment below the song instantly comes to mind when you see the American Flag flying high? #flagday #MillerCountyFCS #respect

Saturday, June 15, 2019 is the GRAND OPENING of the Gateway Farmers Market in Texarkana, AR. Come out from 7:00 AM until...
06/14/2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019 is the GRAND OPENING of the Gateway Farmers Market in Texarkana, AR. Come out from 7:00 AM until noon and get some fresh, locally grown produce, grain fed meats, baked goods, crafts, plants and more.

There will be lots of giveaways. Bring your kids as UAEX - Miller County 4-H will have a kids' craft for them to participate in. Miller County Red Dirt Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer any gardening questions you might have.

She’s a grand old flag! ❤️
06/14/2019
The Old Farmers Almanac

She’s a grand old flag! ❤️

Flag Day (U.S.) is tomorrow, the 14th. Here's what you need to know about flag etiquette.

Getting great information at Mental Health training today provided by UAEX Family Life
06/13/2019

Getting great information at Mental Health training today provided by UAEX Family Life

Almost all of us have tried to lose a few pounds or just stay at a healthy weight but with all of the diets out there, w...
06/13/2019
Ultra-Processed Diet Leads to Extra Calories, Weight Gain

Almost all of us have tried to lose a few pounds or just stay at a healthy weight but with all of the diets out there, what is best? Most nutrition experts agree that it's best to steer clear of ultra-processed foods - and there's some solid scientific evidence to back that up. https://bit.ly/2XJmNCX #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS

If you’ve ever tried to lose a few pounds or just stay at a healthy weight, you’ve likely encountered a dizzying array of diets, each with passionate proponents: low carb, low fat, keto, paleo, veg…

If you have a natural disaster such as a flood, tornado or any other disaster, here is information you need to know on r...
06/13/2019

If you have a natural disaster such as a flood, tornado or any other disaster, here is information you need to know on replacing valuable papers! #lifeskills, #MillerCountyFCS University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture - Extension (UAEX) UAEXMoney
https://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/FSFCS45.pdf

Please, when at the pool, or around water put your phone DOWN & be present! It’s your responsibility to watch your child...
06/13/2019
Families, Food, and Fitness

Please, when at the pool, or around water put your phone DOWN & be present! It’s your responsibility to watch your children at the pool. #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS UAEX Family Life

2018 article still important today - distracted parents & child drownings

06/12/2019
Cabbage is one of those veggies you probably either love or hate. Do you like cabbage? Try this recipe for Mexican Coles...
06/12/2019

Cabbage is one of those veggies you probably either love or hate. Do you like cabbage? Try this recipe for Mexican Coleslaw. It's more like a salad and can be eaten alone or as a topping for chicken or fish tacos. https://bit.ly/31seQo4

My favorite comment from today “this tomato tastes so much better than the one from the store.” Teaching them early abou...
06/12/2019

My favorite comment from today “this tomato tastes so much better than the one from the store.” Teaching them early about where our food comes from & letting them interact with the farmers who grow it. It was a great day! Thank you to UAEX - Miller County 4-H & Miller County Red Dirt Master Gardeners for your help today!! #lifeskills #MillerCountyFCS

Today we enjoyed children, from the Texarkana Independent School District, who visited Gateway Farmers Market as part of a Farm to Table Program. Chef Cory House, Texarkana Independent School District executive chef, prepared some of the vegetables that the children bought at the Market.

The University of Arkansas Extension educated the children with youth activity instruction, plant and animal source, and benefits from having a healthy lifestyle.

Richard Cohen’s “Zen and the Art of Early Childhood Education"
06/12/2019

Richard Cohen’s “Zen and the Art of Early Childhood Education"

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