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Great Horned Owl

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386

The great horned owl is the largest and probably most common owl species in Alabama. Though most easily identified by their large size and widely spaced ear tufts, gr…

Barred Owl

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386

Found primarily in large forests, barred owls are easily identified by the brown streaks visible on their bellies and their lack of ear tufts. These birds also have d…

Cooper’s Hawk

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

Found year round throughout Alabama, Cooper’s hawks are similar to sharp-shinned hawks. Averaging around one pound, Cooper’s hawks are larger than sharp-shinned …

Eastern Screech-Owl

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

Eastern screech-owls are the smallest owl commonly seen in the eastern United States. Though they vary in color from gray to brown to red, screech-owls can be identifi…

Planning Your Professional Wardrobe Part 2: Dressing for your Body Type

*This is part 2 of 3 from Planning Your Professional Wardrobe.
Dressing for your body type is key to looking great in a professional wardrobe.

Check your Silhouette
There are four main image types. Which one are you? (Wardrobe Recomm…

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Southeastern U.S. 2019 Vegetable Crop Handbook

The 19th Edition of  Vegetable Crop Handbook for the Southeastern United States is now available. The Handbook is compiled by the Southeastern Vegetable Handbook.

It represents a joint effort among Extension specialists and researchers…

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New Farmer Discovery Tool

Agriculture is full of exciting and rewarding opportunities. Farming is a tough job, but at the heart of it all, you’ll see a vibrant community contributing to the future of our nation’s health and food security. The new farmer discovery…

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Planning Your Professional Wardrobe Part 1: Your Professional Image

*This is Part 1 of 3 from Planning Your Professional Wardrobe.

A nice appearance is an investment in you. It gives you confidence and enhances how you want others to perceive you. Clothing speaks volumes about you, whether you are aware …

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Microloan Programs for Small or Beginning Farmers

The focus of Microloans is on the financing needs of small, beginning farmer, niche and non-traditional farm operations, such as truck farms, farms participating in direct marketing and sales such as farmers’ markets, CSA’s (Community S…

Small Farm Stakeholder Group : Farmscape Solutions

Farmscape Solutions is a community-based organization that gives technical assistance to farmers to improve soil health, water quality, crop productivity and diversity by fusing age-old gardening methods with 21st century technology. We…

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Peanut IPM Slide Chart

The Peanut IPM Slide Chart is a critical tool for peanut producers, crop consultants, ag retailers, and pesticide dealers in Alabama. This slide chart provides information about pest identification and scouting methods, insecticide choices …

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE)

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SARE) was authorized as part of the 1985 Farm Bill and first funded in 1988 as LISA (Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture) program. The name was changed to SARE in the early 1990s…

Alternative Vegetable IPM Recommendations Slide Chart

“Alternative Vegetable IPM Recommendations” slide chart, a critical tool for small producers and beginning farmers, provides information about organic and sustainable pest management strategies for more than 20 critical insect pest species….

Flowers For Beneficial Insects: Mountain Mint

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
AKA: Pycnanthemum
This perennial plant grows 3 feet tall and branches frequently, often with a bushy appearance. Blooms in the summer to early fall. Each cluster…