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Moms to Be: Let’s Get Physical

More than Making Muscles

Physical activity isn’t just for athletes. It’s for you. It’s for everyone. It’s more than sports and building muscles. In fact, you don’t need special equipment, a health club, or a class. All you ne…

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Choosing Effective Liming Materials

Acidic soils require lime to maintain the proper pH for growing crops and forage. Learn how to test and maintain your soil for optimal production.

Most Alabama soils are naturally low in pH and must be limed to create soil …

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Learning Theories Behind Today’s Mom Curriculum

The instructional design of Today’s Mom is based primarily on the principles of adult learning and the Social Cognitive Learning Theory. Effective EFNEP and SNAP-Ed educators must be knowledgeable regarding how adults learn best. Adult le…

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Camera Surveys – Management Minute Video

Here are some tips for using cameras to sample your deer population. Learn more from Alabama Extension’s Jordan Graves in this video.

Jordan Graves is an Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Regional Extens…

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Wild Turkey Management in Alabama

The wild turkey thrives as a classic example of wildlife management success. During the Depression years, wild turkeys numbered fewer than 10,000 in Alabama and were restricted to scattered pockets of isolated habitat. In the short time sin…

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Wood Duck Management In Alabama

More than 25 species of waterfowl occur seasonally along the coastal and inland waters of Alabama. Only one species,the wood duck, occurs statewide throughout the year and nests extensively in Alabama.

On wooded wetlands and beaver po…

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Using an Excel Spreadsheet for Farm Financial Records

Years ago, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System published an Alabama Farm Book. This annual publication was a series of legal and ledger size paper worksheets for farmers to write down different types of farm income and expense, separat…

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Home Soil Testing: Taking a Sample

Every square foot of soil can be different. Soil acidity and nutrients vary across the surface of the soil and with the depth of the soil.

Collecting Soil Samples

It is important that you take a composite sampl…

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Beware of Building and Recovery Scams After Storms

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Minutes stretch to hours as storm victims and volunteers work through the rubble and the mess to recover family heirlooms, items of clothing and other belongings. In these same hours, scam artists are devising reco…

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Home Soil Testing: Using The Soil Test Report

The Auburn University Soil Testing Laboratory report includes: your intended crop(s), the soil group your sample belongs to, soil pH, results/extractable nutrients, nutrient rating, lime and fertilizer recommendations, as well as c…

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