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Prescribed Fire: Weather

When planning a prescribed fire, you have many things to consider. Fuel type, fuel load, and topography are usually static and straightforward to assess. Weather, however, is always changing and can take practice and thought to eval…

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Alabama Shellfish Aquaculture Situation & Outlook Report 2018

Alabama’s shellfish aquaculture industry produces oysters (Crassostrea virginica) through off-bottom farming using an adjustable long-line system and floating cages. The first farm started in 2012, and although jobs have been crea…

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Beef Cattle Performance Record Keeping

Application of a specialized record-keeping system enables producers to generate and analyze data needed to efficiently evaluate a cow herd’s performance.

The value of beef cattle record keeping is not truly realized …

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4-H Announces 2019–2020 State Ambassadors

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Twenty-five Alabama 4-H members were recently selected as the 2019–2020 State 4-H Ambassadors. These individuals will represent the organization statewide while collaborating with Alabama Cooperative Extension …

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Alabama Cooperative Extension System Logo Guidelines

The Extension name and the Alabama state emblem represent the ideals and program outreach of Alabama Extension employees throughout our state and region.

Proper and consistent use of the Extension logo unifies and brands the Alabama Exte…

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Scholarship

Extension scholarship is broadly defined as creative activity in the development and/or application of Extension educational products. Examples of Extension educational products include the following:

Curricula/programs
Websites

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Copyright Information and Resources

What Is Copyright?
Anything written, spoken, created as art, performed—that is, anything expressed in tangible form, including material on the World Wide Web—has a natural copyright. It is the intellectual property of the creator or hi…

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Peer Review

Purpose
 The purpose of the peer review protocol is to enhance Extension scholarship by providing Extension faculty (tenure track and nontenure track) with an opportunity to have Extension educational products peer reviewed. Peer review a…

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Civil Rights

A Culture of Inclusiveness
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System promotes an atmosphere in which cultural differences and diversities are recognized, appreciated, and leveraged.

Our programs, services, employment policies, communicat…

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Digital Strategy

Digital Mission

To ensure that all people have access to science-based information that improves their quality of life and economic well-being in a way that connects and inspires continued advancement in every community.
Scope of the Mi…

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Video Captioning Policies and Guidelines

In compliance with federal accessibility requirements and the Auburn University Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Policy, Alabama Extension will caption all videos intended for the public.

Per the AU Office of Accessibi…

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Wild Pigs: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Wild pigs are an invasive species that drastically impacts native ecosystems.  Wild pigs can quickly outcompete native wildlife through their high reprodcutive potential, lack of natural predators and effective forage capability. Landowner…

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Flea Populations Most Active in Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – When fall weather arrives, unfortunately some insect pests come with it. During the fall, pet owners can expect to see an increase in flea populations. Now is the time to take measures to control these pests.

Xi…

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Alabama Crops App

The Alabama Crops app has been available to Alabama farmers for several years. Recent updates allow access to much more information—making the app a one-stop shop for producers. While many of the functions remain the same, there will be n…

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Farming Basics Mobile App

The Farming Basics app from Alabama Extension is a gateway of information for small and beginning farmers. The user-friendly app includes:

horticultural crop descriptions
information about major insect pests and diseases
general …

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