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There’s No Place Like Home for Food Safety

Few of us today raise the food we eat. That makes us dependent on farmers and food processors in the United States and around the world for our supply. As such, we need to trust that the food we eat is safe and to do what we can to keep it …

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Coronavirus: Small Steps to Health and Wealth

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) now at the top of everyone’s radar, changes are prevalent. The possibility of quarantine and the closing of some businesses place the livelihood of individuals and families in jeopardy. While individual hea…

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Coronavirus: Should I Consider Putting Things on a Credit Card?

A lot of families and individuals are having to make tough decisions concerning putting charges on their credit cards because of the interruptions resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19 outbreak). In a normal situation, consumers are advi…

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4-H Working for Today’s Young People

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – In the midst of the coronavirus, 4-H is still finding ways to connect with Alabama young people. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the program is adapting its delivery methods to include additional digital resources f…

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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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