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Business One on One

What is Business 1-on-1?

Current and aspiring entrepreneurs gain advice in business operations: marketing, finance, industry regulations.
Business 1-on-1 provides opportunities for current and aspiring entrepreneurs to openly discus…

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Cotton Production Calendar

January

Complete fertility samples.
Review gin sheets, on-farm trials, and OVT data for yield and fiber quality. ƒ
Begin variety selection.
Attend technical meetings.

February

 Attend meetings.
C…

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Systems Approach to Beef Production: Developing a Basic Management Plan

A systems approach to beef cattle production involves many working parts that influence the overall goal of the operation. Although you may think about repairing these parts one piece at a time, you must recognize that, in reality, …

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Home Grounds: Urban Gardens and Sustainable Landscapes

Resource for all ages and all learning levels from novice to professional. Sustainable practices to manage landscapes, urban gardens, and home pests.

What is Home Grounds?

The Home Grounds program provides urban residents and small…

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Maintaining Herd Health When Introducing a New Bull

Purchasing a new bull is an investment with long-term impact, both financially and genetically. As a result, bulls should be initially selected on expected progeny differences (EPDs), performance measures, and potentially breed. Fin…

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Treating Stocker Calves

Despite all the advances in preventative health management, stocker calves still get sick sometimes. Newly arrived stocker calves are particularly susceptible to respiratory disease. However, quickly identifying sick calves and prov…

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Community Event Planning Guide

Introduction
Experienced Cooperative Extension or community service staff know how to plan an event. However, coordinating a good event is not enough when program funds are limited. Today, success means more than just inviting outstanding…

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Estate Planning: Managing your Affairs

Estate Plan
Do you know the answers to the following questions?

Who will make health care decisions if you are unable to make them yourself?
Who will manage your financial affairs if you become feeble or are in a nursing home?
W…

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Euthanasia of Livestock

While no livestock owner ever wants to lose an animal, sometimes euthanasia is the most humane option for sick, injured, and debilitated livestock.

Euthanasia is a Greek term meaning good death and occurs when death is induced wi…

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Breeding Soundness Examination for Replacement Heifers

Replacement heifers are an investment with long-term consequences, both financially and genetically. Heifers are evaluated based on breed, physical soundness, conformation, genetic analysis, growth, body condition score, visual appr…

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Caregiving: A Life-Changing Experience

Rosalynn Carter once said, “There are four kinds of people in the world—those who have been caregivers; those who are caregivers; those who will be caregivers; and those who will need caregiving.”

Just about every person in America wil…

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Youth Leadership Conference

Join Alabama 4-H for the ninth annual Youth Leadership Conference March 23–24, 2019 at the Alabama 4-H Center. This two-day event will be action packed with fun workshops and leadership adventures for youth ages 9–13.
Cost
A one-time,…

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Prevention Best Medicine for Calf Scours

When new calves are born and start growing, so does the threat of calf scours (diarrhea). A variety of infectious microorganisms, including bacteria (e.g., E. coli, Salmonella spp., Clostridium perfringens, Campylobacter ssp.), viru…

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Honey, I’m Home: Common Home Pests

As the seasons change and the temperature outside drops, cooler weather prompts bugs and rodents to seek a place to hang their winter hats. So, why not your home? The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) lists mice, opossums, raccoon…

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STREAM: Reading is Still Fundamental

Education for youth ages 5–18  Reading skills are vital to understanding STEM concepts and will lead to success across all disciplines. STREAM uses disciplinary literacy instruction to increase success in STEM classes and spark interest…

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