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Striving for Financial Wellness

On average, many Americans spent a great deal of money during the holiday season. In fact, in November, USA Today estimated Americans would spend nearly $1,050 on the holidays in 2019. This leaves many consumers spending several months payi…

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Rethinking Youth Mentoring: A 2020 Vision

Mentoring is a prevention and intervention strategy that is a critical asset to a youth’s successful path to adulthood. This belief is supported by research that shows mentoring programs can have a positive impact on youth in the areas of…

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The Power of Youth Mentoring

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Mentoring can make a profound impact on the lives of today’s young people. Sadly, one in three young adults grow up without a mentor. However, organizations, such as 4-H, are combating this statistic a…

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Beginning Farmer Educational Videos

Farming is going digital. A series of educational videos that explore many topic areas related to farming is now available on YouTube.

These videos are a quick and useful tool for farmers who may benefit information in video form. The Be…

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Treating Lawn Burweed

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Imagine walking barefoot through a yard on a warm spring day then suddenly the nice afternoon is interrupted by a painful prick. Lawn burweed is often the culprit.
Lawn Burweed
The drought that plagued Alabama th…

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4-H Registration Open for Space Camp

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Three, two, one…..blast off! Alabama 4-H members, get ready to head to space camp.

Alabama 4-H is partnering with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to host the 4-H Pathfinder program at Space Camp. The camp i…

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Wet Conditions Affecting Winter Feeding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Recent rainfall across the state has many cattle producers dipping deeper into their winter feeding supplies.

“There are many areas of the state where hay supplies are tightening,” said Kent Stanford, an A…

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January Chill Accumulation Monitoring

With four weeks remaining in the chill measurement period, chill accumulation has slowed since the last update because of a significant warming trend (Table 1).
Current Chill Accumulation
Bud swell has been observed in early varieties. Th…

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Fend Off Sickness This Winter

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The flu claimed the lives of 910 people in the United States in 2019, according to the CDC. In addition to the flu-related deaths, there were an estimated 16,000 hospitalizations, 800,000 visits to physicians an…

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Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification Program Expanding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s breastfeeding friendly child care certification program is expanding rapidly. Christina LeVert, the Extension professional guiding the initiative, said 31 child care p…

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Volunteer on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service invites the world to share in Dr. King’s vision of a “beloved community.” Many Americans observe the holiday by volunteering their time and talents in their co…

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Alternative Feeding Strategies for Beef Cattle

Challenging climatic conditions, such as continued periods of dry weather or heavy rainfall, can negatively impact grazed forage stands and cause producers to rely more heavily on stored forage resources.

In situations where access to st…

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Coping with Winter Feeding Needs

Many producers are often forced to stretch hay supplies in order to make it through the winter feeding period. The following information is a reminder of the management strategies that can help farmers provide proper nutrition to their anim…

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Safely Owning and Operating a Chain Saw

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Approximately 36,000 people are treated for chain saw injuries each year.

Chain saws are important tools to use in land management. Whether implementing habitat management or maintaining clear roads, chain saw…

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Early Management of Gray Mold & Anthracnose

Anthracnose and gray mold can create problems for strawberry growers throughout the Southeast. Learn to recognize and manage these diseases.

Most strawberry growers in the Southeast use the annual hill plasticulture sys…

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