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Soft Skills in Today’s Job Market

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With unemployment at a near 50-year low, there are more job openings than there are job seekers in today’s labor market. Now is the time to enhance your employable skills, so you can stand out from the cro…

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Fun, Healthy Snacks for Children

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—With childhood obesity rates increasing in the United States, it is important for children to eat snacks that will support healthy development. While it may seem more appetizing and convenient to grab a candy bar o…

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Using Trail Cameras this Deer Season

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Thanks to today’s technology, trail cameras are an asset to most deer hunters. These cameras serve a multitude of purposes as hunting season is fast approaching.

“Trail cameras are a great way for hunters to…

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Vaping Illness Spreads to Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama joins a rapidly growing number of states confronting reports of severe illness related to vaping. The Alabama Department of Public Health has announced investigations into five reports of potentially severe…

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Vaping and E-cigarettes: What are the risks?

Some people believe that vaping and electronic cigarettes are a safe alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that these devices are not safe for youth or adults becau…

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Prescribed Fire: Weather

When planning a prescribed fire, you have many things to consider. Fuel type, fuel load, and topography are usually static and straightforward to assess. Weather, however, is always changing and can take practice and thought to eval…

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Alabama Shellfish Aquaculture Situation & Outlook Report 2018

Alabama’s shellfish aquaculture industry produces oysters (Crassostrea virginica) through off-bottom farming using an adjustable long-line system and floating cages. The first farm started in 2012, and although jobs have been crea…

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Beef Cattle Performance Record Keeping

Application of a specialized record-keeping system enables producers to generate and analyze data needed to efficiently evaluate a cow herd’s performance.

The value of beef cattle record keeping is not truly realized …

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4-H Announces 2019–2020 State Ambassadors

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Twenty-five Alabama 4-H members were recently selected as the 2019–2020 State 4-H Ambassadors. These individuals will represent the organization statewide while collaborating with Alabama Cooperative Extension …

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Alabama Cooperative Extension System Logo Guidelines

The Extension name and the Alabama state emblem represent the ideals and program outreach of Alabama Extension employees throughout our state and region.

Proper and consistent use of the Extension logo unifies and brands the Alabama Exte…

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Scholarship

Extension scholarship is broadly defined as creative activity in the development and/or application of Extension educational products. Examples of Extension educational products include the following:

Curricula/programs
Websites

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Copyright Information and Resources

What Is Copyright?
Anything written, spoken, created as art, performed—that is, anything expressed in tangible form, including material on the World Wide Web—has a natural copyright. It is the intellectual property of the creator or hi…

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Peer Review

Purpose
 The purpose of the peer review protocol is to enhance Extension scholarship by providing Extension faculty (tenure track and nontenure track) with an opportunity to have Extension educational products peer reviewed. Peer review a…

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Civil Rights

A Culture of Inclusiveness
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System promotes an atmosphere in which cultural differences and diversities are recognized, appreciated, and leveraged.

Our programs, services, employment policies, communicat…

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