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Coronavirus: Tips for Shopping and Eating at Home

Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many children and parents are home from school and work. Families should plan to prepare healthy meals and snacks during this time. To do this, you should keep your kitchen stocked with nutritious opti…

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Coronavirus: Seven Boredom-Reversing Ideas for Teens

Among the numerous precautions being taken to protect people from the coronavirus (COVID-19) is the closing of schools. These school closings can leave the average teenager thinking, No school! No social gatherings! You got to be kidding!

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Coronavirus: Where to Go to Get Help

Numerous resources are available to assist you and your family as you navigate the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The following are places you can go for help.
Alabama Career Centers—Jobs and Unemployment Benefits

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Coronavirus: Living on a Reduced Income

The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, and health experts consider the continuing spread of the virus inevitable.

Everyone experiences changes in life—sometimes you plan for them and sometim…

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State Impact: 4-H Outdoor Education

Preserving Alabama’s Biodiversity
Alabama 4-H young people learn, lead, and make a difference.

Alabama 4-H engaged with 42,152 young people in hands-on learning about what is special about our state–the water, fish, trees, and wildlif…

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Reducing the Risk Hay Fire

Hay barn fires occur every year and are quite common. A fire can cost a farmer thousands of dollars in damages to buildings, hay, and equipment.
Moisture Levels
There are several risk factors that can contribute to a hay fire. However, pr…

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Down South: The Emerald Ash Borer in Alabama

Alabama landowners should be aware of another looming threat to the health of some Alabama forests; the Emerald ash borer (EAB). This insect is a member of the Buprestidae family of beetles in the order Coleoptera. This family is typically …

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4-H Shooting Sports Cancellation

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H is regretfully canceling all state shooting sports spring championships for 2020. These events will not be rescheduled.

“We will use this time to make improvements on the overall program,” said Mol…

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4-H Horse Show Cancellation

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H is regretfully canceling the Horse Show Riding Events scheduled for April 17-19 in Montgomery.  4-H will be unable to reschedule the riding events before Southern Regional Horse Championships.


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Extension Teams Working for You

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Coronavirus or no coronavirus, Alabama Extension is always in the business of serving people. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Extension teams are adapting their delivery methods to continue providing educationa…

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Coronavirus: Breastfeeding Mothers 

Dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) as a mother can cause uncertainty and bring on many questions. What do I do if my young child is diagnosed? What about breastfeeding while the mother or child has or is suspected of having coronavirus…

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After the Hunt: Summer Wildlife Management

Now that deer season is over and we are approaching the end of turkey season, it is an ideal time to look at wildlife and forestry management techniques that can be completed in the summer months. Land used for hunting is often ignored from…

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Hardpan May Be the Culprit for Your Failing Wildlife Food Plots

Most properties managed for wildlife have at least a few food plots planted on an annual basis. The formula for successful wildlife plots generally involves testing soils, liming and fertilizing as appropriate, managing weeds, tilling, and …

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Coronavirus: Modified Rules for 2020 Growers Permits

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System issues growers permits on behalf of the Alabama Farmers Market Authority. These permits enable growers to sell at farmers markets. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the Farmers Market Authority ha…

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