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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Negotiation

Using six key steps can help you and your teen find solutions when you strongly disagree.

“I’m the parent!” “Because I said so.” “When did I lose control over my child?” Do you find yourself thinking or saying…

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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen

Learn tips for talking with your teen to avoid conflict and bring resolution.

You probably have a teenager in your house if there is talk about dating, driving, telephone use, curfew, drugs, sex, music, and friends. These a…

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Summer Care Important to Next Year’s Blueberries

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—As summer continues to sizzle, blueberry season is fizzling out in Alabama. Most years Alabama blueberries continue to grow through late summer, but with mild winter temperatures and an early spring, blueberry bush…

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Harvesting Your Own Groceries

Harvesting Your Own Groceries is part 17 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

To ensure high-quality, nutritious vegetables from your home garden and to prevent waste, proper harvesting at the right stage is essential. The time of d…

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Fruit and Vegetable Marketing: Best Marketing Practices

Marketing is an important step in moving products from farm to table. Farmers should consider marketing their goods in more than one way and in more than one location.

Direct marketing options include:

roadside stands that may o…

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Farm Accounting 101: Sample Accounting Entry Number 1

Welcome to this Farm Accounting 101 presentation on Sample Accounting Entry Number 1: Recording a Co-op Bill Payment in an Excel Spreadsheet. Robert Page, a regional Extension agent and member of the Farm and Agribusiness Management Tea…

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Farm Accounting 101- Opening a Farm Checking Account

Welcome to the Farm Accounting 101 presentation on Opening a farm checking account. Robert Page, a regional Extension agent and member of the Farm and Agribusiness Management Team with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn …

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Worker Protection Standard Kits

Worker Protection Standard Kits are available for on-site training purposes. WPS training can be conducted by individuals with a Private or Commercial license or those that are certified at a Train the Trainer event.

The WPS Kit will inc…

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Cicada Killer: A Cicada Predator

The song of cicadas in summer is so common many people do not notice the sound after a few days of the males singing to attract females. These insects are pretty harmless. However, there is a predator that focuses on killing cicadas.

Cic…

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4-H Outdoor Education Programs Excel in National Competitions

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H teams from Pickens and Lee counties recently represented Alabama 4-H in national outdoor education competitions.

“We are so proud of these 4–H members and their accomplishments,” said Molly G…

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Garden Problem Guide

Garden Proble Guide is part 16 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

There are a number of common garden problems that challenge novice and veteran gardeners alike.  Learn more about these problems and possible cures.

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2019 Herdbuilder Replacement Female Sale

The 21st Annual Herdbuilder Replacement Female Sale will be Friday, August 30 at the Alabama Livestock Auction in Uniontown.  The sale starts at 11 a.m C.D.T.  Three hundred head of bred heifers and a select group of open heifers will be …

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Alabama Planting Guide for Forage Grasses

Many factors influence successful forage production, but establishment of the crop is a key to profitability. It is essential to choose the appropriate crop species for the needed yield, quality, and persistence.

It is then…

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The Myths of Picking a Watermelon

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – During the summer heat, cutting open the perfectly ripe watermelon is a great way to cool down. Picking the perfect watermelon can be deceiving though. Many social media sites claim to have the fool-proof method of…

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