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Metro News

About Metro News

Welcome to Metro News, a quarterly newsletter published by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs & New Nontraditional Programs Unit. The newsletter features relevant research-based articles with an urban and nontraditional Extension focus that may appeal to global audiences. .


Newsletter Objectives

The objectives of Metro News are to:

  1. Support the mission, goals, objectives, and activities of Extension & Urban Affairs.
  2. Inform the newsletter audience about Extension and other issues affecting urban and nontraditional populations.

Subject Areas & Deadlines

Although Metro Newsaccepts articles on any topic pertinent to its audience, each issue will have a primaryfocus as follows:

January
Health & Wellness

April
Urban Gardening
Wildlife & the Environment
Disaster Management

July
Nontraditional Extension
Animal Management

October
Community, Youth, & Family Development
Consumer Education

Articles are to be submitted by the second Monday of the preceding month of issue. For example, January articles are due the second Monday in December; April articles are due the second Monday in March; July articles are due the second Monday in June; and October articles (anniversary issue) are due the second Monday in September. If these Mondays fall on a holiday, then articles are due on the second Tuesday following the holiday.


Author Guidelines

  • Feature Articles: 700 words or less
  • Other Material: 500 words or less

Authors are advised to use at least three references and to format the article in APA style. For more information, visit the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL).


Topics of Interest

Metro Newspublishes information for an Extension and a global audience that has an interest in urban and nontraditional Extension issues dealing with consumers, individuals, families, the environment, agriculture, law, and other socioeconomic concerns.

For more information about Urban Affairs, please visit us online atwww.aces.edu/urban.


Metro News Editorial Team - Alabama A&M University

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the editor or a member of the editorial team.

Wendi Williams, MS, Editor & Extension Communications Specialist (Newsletter Design) williw1@aces.edu

Julio Correa, PhD, Associate Professor & Extension Animal Scientist correje@aces.edu

Jean Hall Dwyer, MS, Extension Communications Specialist (Website Design) hallca1@aces.edu

Phone: 256-372-5710     —     Fax: 256-372-5840