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Bird Houses for Songbirds

Bluebirds, robins, chickadees, titmice, wrens, and purple martins adapt easily to using bird houses. They will choose rural or urban yards alike where there is a small patch of suitable habitat. This may consist of homemade bird hou…

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Management of Hardwood Forests for Timber in Alabama

Alabama’s hardwood forests provide clean water, great natural beauty, recreational opportunities, timber, and habitat for thousands of plant and animal species. Half of all standing timber in Alabama is hardwood and two-thirds of all fore…

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Best Management Practices for Timber Harvesters

These best management practices help loggers, foresters, and landowners reduce erosion potential during and after timber harvesting activities. Topics include forest soil erosion and logging impact on water quality. 

 The Water Quality…

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Meet the Team – Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Extension

Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Extension
The mission of the Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Team is to provide the latest science-based information available to make decisions regarding the manageme…

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Nutrient Content of Fertilizer Materials

This is a quick reference guide to the nutrient contents of fertilizer materials, broken down by primary and secondary nutrient sources (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur), as well as micronutrien…

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Livestock Carcass Disposal

An unfortunate consequence of owning and raising livestock is the inevitable death of some animals, despite even the best animal husbandry and veterinary care. Livestock owners and custodians must therefore understand methods of res…

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Herp Journey

Snakes, gators, and turtles, oh my! The Alabama 4-H Science School Herp Journey program allows children and adults to experience and learn about a collection of Alabama’s native reptiles and amphibians. This conversation-driven program allo…

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Raptor Trek

The Alabama 4-H Science School presents Alabama’s premier bird of prey experience. This program allows children and adults to experience and learn about a collection of Alabama’s native species of raptors through a conservation-based presen…

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Science School

The Alabama 4-H Science School prides itself in providing quality experiential environmental education through adventure, outdoor education, and science classes. The Science School is proud to serve a wide variety of students in K–12 scho…

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Memorial or Tribute Gifts

Commemorative gifts are a way to honor or memorialize a loved one while supporting a cause you believe in.  Your memorial gift can establish an endowment, fund a scholarship, or help fund local and state level 4-H projects.

Contact a st…

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Endowed Gifts

Establish a permanent endowment with a minimum philanthropic investment of $10,000–either as an outright gift paid over time or through a bequest from your estate. Once established, the endowment is held permanently and is managed and inv…

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Estate Planning

Donors can provide support for Alabama 4-H at the time of their death through a number of estate planning vehicles that include retirement plan assets, charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, and partnership interests. Some planned giv…

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Gifts-in-Kind

Gifts-in-kind are tangible assets that might include single or collective works of art, vehicles, and equipment. Gifts-in-kind may be sold with the proceeds of the sale distributed to the 4-H Foundation for purposes designated by the donor …

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Stock Gifts

By donating common stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other appreciated securities, donors may also receive tax benefits that include avoiding long-term capital gains tax and obtaining deductions for their annual income tax filing. In most ca…

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Feeding Broiler Litter to Beef Cattle

Cattle and other ruminants have a unique digestive system that allows them to use waste and other types of by-products as sources of dietary nutrients. The cattle- feeding industry has been built largely on the use of by-products an…

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