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2020 Beef Cattle Conference

The Beef Cattle Conference is March 13 – 15 and is jointly hosted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System animal science and forages team and the Auburn University Department of Animal Sciences. Parts of this three-day event are held in…

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Strive for Financial Well-Being

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – On average, many Americans spent a great deal of money during the holiday season. In fact, in November, USA Today estimated Americans would spend nearly $1,050 on the holidays in 2019. This leaves many con…

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Auburn University Soil Test Lab

Auburn University operates a soil test lab to serve both farmers and homeowners.  Both routine analysis, as well as more advanced testing, are available from the Lab.

Download a routine soil test form here.

Download a special soil a…

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Pruning Roses Promotes Vigorous Growth

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— Roses are red, violets are blue. Roses need pruning; ensure that you do.

Warm weather in January has gardeners itching to grab a pair of pruners and head to the flowerbeds. While pruning roses promotes growth i…

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Reduced Tillage Corn Enterprise Budget

Row crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis. Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average pr…

Irrigated Corn Enterprise Budget

Row crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis. Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average pr…

Enterprise Budget for Oyster Farms

The oyster farm enterprise budget is updated regularly by Extension personnel to reflect the cost of starting an operation and annual cost of production.  Projected costs can be changed in order to estimate the associated cost for your…

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Striving for Financial Wellness

On average, many Americans spent a great deal of money during the holiday season. In fact, in November, USA Today estimated Americans would spend nearly $1,050 on the holidays in 2019. This leaves many consumers spending several months payi…

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Rethinking Youth Mentoring: A 2020 Vision

Mentoring is a prevention and intervention strategy that is a critical asset to a youth’s successful path to adulthood. This belief is supported by research that shows mentoring programs can have a positive impact on youth in the areas of…

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The Power of Youth Mentoring

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Mentoring can make a profound impact on the lives of today’s young people. Sadly, one in three young adults grow up without a mentor. However, organizations, such as 4-H, are combating this statistic a…

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Beginning Farmer Educational Videos

Farming is going digital. A series of educational videos that explore many topic areas related to farming is now available on YouTube.

These videos are a quick and useful tool for farmers who may benefit information in video form. The Be…

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Treating Lawn Burweed

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Imagine walking barefoot through a yard on a warm spring day then suddenly the nice afternoon is interrupted by a painful prick. Lawn burweed is often the culprit.
Lawn Burweed
The drought that plagued Alabama th…

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4-H Registration Open for Space Camp

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Three, two, one…..blast off! Alabama 4-H members, get ready to head to space camp.

Alabama 4-H is partnering with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to host the 4-H Pathfinder program at Space Camp. The camp i…

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Wet Conditions Affecting Winter Feeding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Recent rainfall across the state has many cattle producers dipping deeper into their winter feeding supplies.

“There are many areas of the state where hay supplies are tightening,” said Kent Stanford, an A…

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January Chill Accumulation Monitoring

With four weeks remaining in the chill measurement period, chill accumulation has slowed since the last update because of a significant warming trend (Table 1).
Current Chill Accumulation
Bud swell has been observed in early varieties. Th…

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