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Tree Planting Contracts for Landowners: FAQs

Before you begin replanting your land, a valid contract between you and the contractor or forest consultant is needed to protect all participants and outline objectives and requirements needed for a quality planting job. Although you should…

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Common Forestry Terms for the Forest Landowner

Without a basic understanding of forestry terms, it can be difficult to communicate with foresters or buyers of forestland or timber. Being well versed in forestry terminology can help landowners feel confident when making management decisi…

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4-H S.A.F.E.

If you enjoy being outdoors, then you will love the Alabama 4-H S.A.F.E. program (Shooting Awareness Fun Education). This program covers firearm safety and teaches responsible handling, use, and storage. Get ready because this project is ha…

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Archery

Archery involves a fascinating group of sports for people of all ages. The fundamentals are simple, the requirements are few. 4-H members coached by a trained 4-H S.A.F.E. archery coach can be shooting fairly well within a short time.

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Shotgun

Since youth development is the foundation of 4-H, our coaches keep positive youth development in mind at all times. Safety is always a primary consideration. Alabama 4-H S.A.F.E. coaches are trained to maintain the highest standards of safe…

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Hunting and Outdoor Skills

Hunting is an outdoor pastime, promoting stewardship of the environment as well as healthy lifestyles of eating wild game and physical exertion required for the activity. Hunting is recognized as an important wildlife management tool.

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Rifle (BB Gun, Air Rifle, and Smallbore .22 Rimfire)

The 4-H S.A.F.E. Rifle program includes BB gun, air rifle, and smallbore rifle (.22 rimfire only). Centerfire rifles are not endorsed in a 4-H setting. Since youth development is the foundation of 4-H, our coaches keep positive youth develo…

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Western Heritage Project

The 4-H S.A.F.E. Western Heritage Project includes rifle, shotgun, and pistol disciplines. In addition to progressive shooting in old West attire, youth learn about arts, crafts, and survival skills that Americans practiced as the young nat…

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Alabama Cottage Food Law: Making Jams and Jellies (Video III)

The Alabama Cottage Food Law, which went into effect in 2014, provides rules and regulations for foods prepared by cottage food entrepreneurs. These foods include jams and jellies that can be safely canned in a boiling water bath canner.

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ServSafe

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System Food Safety team teaches ServSafe classes each year. These classes meet food service safety standards required by the Alabama Department of Public Health. The cost is $130 if paying online and $140 …

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Identification and Control of Snakes in Alabama

Approximately 40 species of snakes occur in Alabama, and only six of these are venomous. Yet these six attract a lot of attention. Get a crowd of people together and yell snake and you’re bound to get a reaction. Since early times, people…

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Feeding Birds

As interest in wildlife has grown in recent years, the fascination of attracting birds to feeding stations has also grown. More than 62 million Americans feed birds around their homes, and many people maintain natural areas and plantings fo…

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Alabama Cottage Food Law: Food Safety (Video II)

Alabama Extension teaches Cottage Food Law courses across the state. Find one near you.

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Food safety should be your first consideration in preparing food for your family or for your customers. Before you start to prepar…

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Black Widow and Recluses

Figure 1. Female black widow spider showing hourglass pattern.

Avoiding Venomous Spiders of the Southeast 
Spiders are one of the most feared groups of animals on the planet. Even the word spider may bring to mind images of…

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Drought Preparation and Water Conservation

A drought is a period of abnormally dry weather that persists long enough to produce a serious hydrologic imbalance, causing, for example, crop damage and shortages in the water supply. The severity of a drought depends on the degree of moi…

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