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Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs

About Urban Affairs

Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs, located on the campus of Alabama A&M University, is one of six base program areas of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and a national leader in providing urban Extension programs and services that sustain the environment and impact the lives of Alabama’s growing and diverse populations.

For more than a decade, Urban Affairs & New Nontraditional Programs has been at the forefront in providing life-changing programs for individuals, families, children and youth, entrepreneurs, and animal producers just to name a few. Our goal is to ultimately improve and sustain lives, homes, communities, businesses, and the environment.

Earth Day at Hays Nature Preserve
Saturday, April 12, 10 am-2pm

"Turn in your Pills, Shred your Bills"
Saturday, April 26, 2014


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Heart Healthy 1000

March 22 - May 22, 2014
Huntsville, AL

Healthy Heart 1000 is a health challenge to the women of Alabama. The "Kick Off" for Heart Healthy 1000 was held Saturday, March 22nd at the Legacy Lake on the campus of Alabama A&M University. Participants enjoyed a corporate walk, fitness activity, rally, refreshments, incentives, and received program materials!

Photos of the participants at the Heart Healthy 1000 Kick Off are courtesy of Alabama A&M University.

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Community groups, academic departments, and organizations are welcome to form teams. All participants are encouraged to wear a red shirt, dark shorts/pants, and walking shoes. [Men are encouraged to participate.]

To register or for more information, please e-mail healthyheart1000@gmail.com or contact Dr. Celvia Stovall @ 256.372.8648.

Annual Small Ruminant Conference & Field Day
Set for May 30 in Nashville

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in partnership with Tennessee State University’s College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences, is conducting its Seventh Annual Small Ruminant Conference and Field Day at Tennessee State University’s Meat Goat Research Farm, Main Campus Agricultural Research and Education Center located at 1717 Temple Road in Nashville on Friday, May 30, 2014. The 2014 event will be enhanced by the addition of the American Kiko Goat Association that will conduct a day of its Annual Convention in conjunction with this event.

The Annual Small Ruminant Conference and Field Day is a yearly tradition between ACES at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University and Tennessee State University (TSU) that is designed to educate audiences about the art of meat goat production. The theme this year is “The Basics.” Agricultural experts will provide research-based information and hands-on demonstrations at TSU’s Agricultural Research and Education Center that is the home of more than 350 Boer, Tennessee Fainting, Kiko, Spanish, and Savanna breeding stock.

Admission is free and open to the public; however, participants are encouraged to pre-register by May 15th by calling or e-mailing one of the following individuals.

Specialty Sites:

2-year Project to Develop Ethnic Vegetable Crops as Niche Market

Metro News is a quarterly online newsletter that features current news and research-based articles on urban and nontraditional topics for global audiences.

Alabama Families First, formerly A Look at Alabama Families, is a dynamic web site that offers timely information for Alabama’s traditional and nontraditional families.

Programación en Español, is a web site that serves both Alabama’s growing Hispanic population and the people who work with them.