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Urban 4-H LIFE

What is Urban 4-H LIFE

In the name Urban 4-H LIFE, LIFE is an acronym for Living Interactive Family Education
Urban 4-H LIFE  is a 12-month mentoring program for delinquent youth ages 12-18.
The program is designed to reduce juv…

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Engaging Citizens through Environmental Education

What is Engaging Citizens through Environmental Education?

Engaging Citizens through Environmental Education is a component of UESEP (Urban Environmental Science Education Program). 
This UESEP component provides a framework for ci…

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Basics of Saltwater Shrimp Farming

Pond-raised saltwater shrimp account for 25 to 30 percent of world shrimp production. Most pond production comes from countries near the equator where a long growing season allows for more than one crop of shrimp to be grown in a year.

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Handling and Preserving Seafood from Water to Table

Nearly 35 percent of all seafood caught in the United States is caught by marine sport fishermen. In fact, studies show sport fishermen often seek the same species as commercial fishermen. Most sport fishermen eat what they catch; therefore…

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Smoking Alabama Seafood

People have used smoking to preserve red meat, poultry, and seafood for thousands of years. Worldwide, smoking still ranks alongside salting and drying as one of the most used forms of food preservation. In the United States and some other …

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Youth Exploring Environmental Science

What is Youth Exploring Environmental Science?

Youth Exploring Environmental Science is a component of UESEP (Urban Environmental Science Education Program). 
Youth Exploring Environmental Science is a youth in‐school or after…

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Approaches to Debt Reduction

Auburn, Alabama —While the current economy has admittedly affected people differently, one common theme has been that getting out of debt is now cool.

At one time, late night television junkies were the only ones exposed to all of the …

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UESEP

Conserve. Prepare. Protect.
UESEP seeks to improve citizen appreciation for science and to enhance their understanding of the environment. Providing environmental education is key to advances in conservation and to avoiding the long‐term…

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Effects of Diet Particle Size on Poultry Performance

Feed costs represent between 60 and 70 percent of production costs in poultry and livestock diets. Therefore, improving feed utilization has a tremendous impact on production costs. Poultry producers face the challenge of finding cost-effec…

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Weed Management in Lakes and Ponds

Lakes and ponds can develop dense stands of aquatic vegetation that interfere with intended uses and destroy the natural beauty of the water. Most aquatic weed problems result from poor planning and poor management. Manipulating factors suc…

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2016 Alabama Farm-Raised Catfish Industry Highlights

(Photo credit: Marlee Moore, Alabama Farmers Federation)

U.S. farm-raised catfish is the ninth most popular item of all fish and seafood products consumed in the United States. Americans eat 15.5 pounds of fish and seafood per person per…

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TMI: Teens Making Impact

What is TMI?

TMI is the acronym for Teens Making Impact.
TMI was created to empower youth ages 9-18 in group settings with the skills they need to make wise decisions and to help them become productive citizens. 
The 5-sessio…

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Planting Longleaf Pine in the Southern Urban Landscape

Why should you consider planting longleaf pine in urban landscapes?
Longleaf pine is found across a wide variety of natural settings in the Southeast. With little attention, longleaf pine trees can be grown in parks and residential areas…

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Wild Neighbors: Living with Urban & Suburban Wildlife

Living near intrusive neighbors can be a challenge. Especially when they howl in the middle of the night, slither through your yard, chew on your house, and steal your food. Wildlife neighbors certainly can present problems at times…

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Soils of Alabama

Alabama has several major soil areas. Most of the soils within each area were formed from materials with similar characteristics. Detailed soil surveys, available for most counties, show that each area has several major soil series. A soil …

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