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Coronavirus Quarantine: Be Prepared

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Coronavirus (COVID-19) has appeared in the South. It is important that people prepare to face the possibility of diagnoses in Alabama. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that…

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Coronavirus: Physical Activity & Kids

With the growing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), you may find yourself stuck at home more often than you are in public. During this time, it is important to remain physically active.

Everyone has those days when they’re confined in t…

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Pond Building: Pond Maintenance

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

Dam and Spillway Maintenance
Once a pond is completed, the dam and spillways require some maintenance….

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Pond Building: Establishing Vegetation

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

The final step in good pond construction, and one of the most important, is to establish good vegetative …

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Pond Building: Pond Construction

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

Permit Requirements
The owner must obtain any required permits before hiring a contractor. If wetlands are…

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Pond Building: Landscape Planning

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

Water adds variety to a landscape and further enhances its quality. Reflections in water attract the eye and he…

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Pond Building: Selecting a Pond Site

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

The process of choosing a pond site is at least as important, if not more so, than the actual construction proc…

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Coronavirus: Preparing Your Home

People should prepare their homes now in the event of an outbreak of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends preparing for the possibility of being quarantined at home for up to two…

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Coronavirus: Ensuring an Adequate Water Supply

People preparing for the possibility of a COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in their community and a potential quarantine should keep a two-week supply of food and water in their home.

If your family normally drinks bottled water, you shou…

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The Food Entrepreneur Conference is Changing Lives

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Food Entrepreneur Conference is changing lives for the better.

The Beautiful Rainbow Café, located in Gadsden’s city library, serves vegetarian fare and dessert treats. The café is the brainchild Chip Rowa…

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4-H Growing Alabama’s Future

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The numbers prove it. Alabama 4-H is helping members become healthy, caring and responsible young people in their homes and communities. With current enrollment at 161,937 with 3,346 clubs, the impact of 4-H is f…

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Handwashing Reduces Spread of Diseases

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Prepare for battle. Handwashing is the first line of defense in avoiding illnesses. With the coronavirus (COVID-19), the respiratory disease first identified in China, making its way into national headlines, handwa…

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Illness Prevention: It’s in Your Hands!

Effective handwashing can help reduce the spread of diarrheal as well as respiratory illnesses, such as coronaviruses. Handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid get…

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Hemp Pest Management in Alabama

Hemp is a new crop for Alabama and for the United States. With the 2014 Farm Bill’s Pilot Program, many states beganproducing hemp for fiber, grain, or flower. Additionally, the 2018 Farm Bill listed hemp as an agricultural commod…

State Impact: 4-H College and Career Readiness

Growing Alabama’s Future
Young people in Alabama 4-H learn, lead, and make a difference. Alabama 4-H is growing the next generation of citizens, leaders, and workers while instilling essential skills and positive identity.
Delivery Snapsh…

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