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Body Quest Makes a Difference in Schools

Body Quest Makes a Difference
Body Quest successfully increases student fruit and vegetable consumption in schools with a high percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunches. Treatment groups show a higher consumption of both fr…

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Body Quest Helps Prevent Childhood Obesity

The Body Quest Warriors, a group of animated characters, are leading the fight to prevent childhood obesity. Body Quest is an innovative childhood obesity prevention initiative that empowers third graders and also their parents to make hea…

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Free Credit Freezes Coming in September

AUBURN, Ala. – A new federal law will give consumers free credit freezes and yearlong fraud alerts.

According to Sharlean Briggs, an Alabama Extension regional agent in human sciences, family resource management and workforce development…

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Successful Food Plots Begin with Soil Testing

AUBURN, Ala. – Many hunters and outdoor enthusiasts plant food plots to help manage deer habitats. Today, more and more deer hunters implement warm and cool season food plots for a variety of purposes. When planting food plots, soil tests…

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Alabama Farmers Utilizing Pattern Tile Drainage

AUBURN, Ala.—Pattern tile drainage is a practice Midwestern producers have long employed on farm operations. Now, some Alabama producers with soggy soils are laying pattern tile in hopes of more manageable land.
Alabama Farmers Installin…

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Loewenstein Wins National Award for Leadership in Environmental Education

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama Extension specialist Dr. Nancy Loewenstein received the 2018 Leadership in Education award presented by Project Learning Tree® (PLT). Loewenstein was one of five people awarded at the PLT’s 32nd International Co…

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Protect Pastures from Fire Ants

AUBURN, Ala.—From the field to the pasture, fire ants cause issues for producers on many levels. Surprisingly, the biggest issue they cause is damage to equipment. This not only cost farmers time but there is also the cost of the labor an…

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Corn Producers Experience Setbacks from Stubby Root Nematodes

AUBURN, Ala.—Gardeners say ‘April showers bring May flowers.’ While these showers may bring flowers for gardeners, it can cause problems for corn producers. In corn fields, wet weather in April is a recipe for nematode problems—spec…

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Tariffs Cause Worry Among Alabama Farmers

AUBURN, Ala. – Recent trade discussions between the United States and China have Alabama producers like Stewart McGill cautious about the future markets of crops. China recently announced a 25 percent tariff on many American export produc…

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