Show 808 – Next Level Chef

While he spends his days working at the Alabama 4-H Center as the onsite program coordinator, Jonathan Harrison’s other passion is cooking. For over a decade, he’s honed his skills — reading cookbooks and finding ways to elevate traditional Southern dishes. His knack for innovation in the kitchen mixed with his vibrant personality landed him a spot in the top 10 on FOX’s new hit show — Next Level Chef.

You don’t have to be a descendant of Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers to enjoy ballroom dancing. You can learn the steps from the the Crimson Tide Ballroom Dancers. Membership is open to University of Alabama students as well as the general public. The group hosts lessons and special dancing events so members can cut a rug and show off all their newest moves!

Farmers are the original environmentalists. In this Ask A Farmer, Kevin Worthington talks about carbon with farmer and forestland owner John Boutwell in Butler County. John gives answers to these questions:

  • How does your farm help remove carbon from the air?
  • Does harvesting trees have an effect on the environment?
  • What steps do you take on your farm to protect the water in streams on your farm?

There are great recipes out there for Vegetable Beef Soup, but a lot of them can require two days worth of work. If you’re craving all those great flavors but don’t have a lot of time, then this recipe is for you! Stacey Little of shows you his Quick and Easy Vegetable Beef Soup, which comes together in minutes instead of days.

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