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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Perry County

Homes are found throughout rural Perry County  on a diversity of soils unlike any other region of the South. Soils in southern Perry County include alkaline and acidic, clayey soils of the Alabama Black Belt prairie region (27%). Most of t…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Hale County

Homes are found throughout rural Hale County on a diversity of soils unlike any other region of the South. South of Greensboro, the soils are mostly alkaline and acidic, clayey soils of the Alabama Black Belt prairie region (26%). North of …

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for the Montgomery/Prattville/Wetumpka Area

Urban development in parts of Montgomery, Autauga, and Elmore counties in Central Alabama has occurred on a diversity of soils unlike any other region of the South. Soils in the Montgomery/Prattville/ Wetumpka metropolitan area include sand…

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Urban EFNEP

Urban EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) is geared towards limited-resource Hispanic mothers with children under five, teaching them how to consume healthy foods on a limited budget and encouraging daily physical activ…

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Alternative Livestock Production and Pet Ownership

Small-scale Farms and Livestock Production
Alternative Livestock Production & Pet Ownership educates small-scale operators about sustainable management practices for raising alternative livestock such as sheep, goats, rabbits and backy…

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Nutrition Education on the Move Bus

Mobile Nutrition Demo
The Nutrition Education on the Move Bus is a bus that travels into communities to provide nutrition classes. The bus is equipped with a fully functional mini kitchen for tastings and food & hand washing demonstrat…

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Career Countdown

Education for youth and adults. Identify career interests; explore the current job market and create a pathway to reach your career goals.

What is Career Countdown?
Career Countdown is designed to provide participants with insights for …

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Urban SNAP-Ed

Urban SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education) makes nutrition easy, tasty, and affordable! Using evidence-based teaching methods, limited-resource families & individuals are encouraged to select nutritious food,…

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Value-Added Products Utilizing Goat and Sheep Milk

Using surplus milk from goats and sheep can help to boost your personal or business revenue.
Introduction
Value-added products can help you to boost your business or personal revenue. For example, surplus milk from goats and sheep, whethe…

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Urban Green Tips: 10 Ways to Conserve Energy with Plants

1. Plant large deciduous shade trees on the southern, southwestern, and western sides of your house. Deciduous trees, which lose their leaves in winter, block the summer sun but allow full penetration of the winter’s warm sun. Plant …

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Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University

What is Urban Extension?
Urban Extension is a national term that is taking on more and more traction as populations shift from rural areas to more highly concentrated urban areas. While Extension has always offered financial, natural resou…

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Mosquito or Public Health Vector Control in Alabama – ADAI

Due to the number of mosquito-based companies and pest control companies performing mosquito control work in Alabama, it is important to reiterate the requirements for anyone engaging in such work. Anyone engaging in Mosquito or Public He…

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Food Storage Charts

Safe Food Handling
Take some simple precautions when preparing food for storage. Always work with well-scrubbed hands and be sure all utensils, cutting boards, etc., are absolutely clean. Then keep food either hot (above 140°F) or cold (b…

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