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Coronavirus: Handwashing and Sanitizers

Washing your hands is the best way to prevent the spread of illnesses, such as the common cold and flu. Handwashing also helps reduce the spread of the highly publicized coronavirus (COVID-19).
When Should I Wash My Hands?
Washing hands o…

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National Nutrition Month® – Eat Right, Bite-by-Bite

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Well-balanced nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Each year in March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics highlights the importance of nutrition through its National Nutrition Month…

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Alabama Extension Provides COVID-19 Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – As the pace of reported coronavirus (COVID-19) cases accelerates across the United States, events that bring many people together are being canceled. Austin, Texas officials canceled the South by Southwest Festiv…

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Coronavirus: Paying Bills and Managing Finances

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is the top news story throughout the world. If placed under a two-week quarantine, you may face numerous concerns with one being how to pay bills and manage financial accounts.

Several options are available for…

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Alabama Extension is all Heart

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama Extension is all heart when it comes to observing National Heart Month in February each year. This year was no exception as staff engaged in monthlong heart health activities.
National Wear Red Da…

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Brighten Your Yard with Bluebird Houses

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Eastern bluebirds are one of Alabama’s most prized year-round residents. Their blue color adds excitement and beauty to any backyard.

Many may not know that the bright blue color associated with bluebirds is…

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From Seed Packet to Summer Bounty

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Spring is an ideal time for individuals to let their green thumb show. If gardeners choose to start their garden with seeds, there are a few things they need to keep in mind.
Choosing Seeds
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Coronavirus: Common Ingredient Substitutions

With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), having to undergo a quarantine of up to two weeks is a possibility. A quarantine can mean that you may run out of certain ingredients in your kitchen. Following are substitutions for several co…

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An Informational Guide to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With new details emerging daily about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people prepare to face this disease. The following resources about COVID-19 can help you better understan…

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Coronavirus: Business and Industry

The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to create an ongoing, evolving situation. Employers, schools, public organizations and other entities face challenging decisions in determining the best ways to respond.

The Centers for Disease Contro…

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Coronavirus: Healthy Shelf-Stable Foods

With the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important to be prepared to face any challenge. The Department of Homeland Security recommends storing a two week supply of food and beverages in preparation for a pandemic (https://w…

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Coronavirus: Food Budget Buying for Two Weeks

With cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported, families must prepare in case they have to undergo a home quarantine. Keep a two-week supply of food and water in the home. This can be challenging for some people, especially those who m…

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Athletic Turf Management

A lot of time and money is spent on athletic turf every year. Depending on the budget, there are different levels of management that field managers practice. Below are some guidelines for properly managing turf grass
Mowing Turf Grass
Mow…

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State Impact: 4-H Citizenship

Growing True Leaders
Alabama 4-H young people learn, lead, and make a difference. Young people work to positively impact and support each other during the club year. Through leadership and communication, they improve their skills while dev…

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The Women of Urban Agriculture

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The American Farm Bureau Federation reports that 36 percent of farmers in the United States are women. Data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture further indicates that…

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