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Alabama Extension Helps Launch Hunger Campaign

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) recently contributed funds to the #GIVEFIVE Campaign.  AAMU’s Basic Needs Coalition (AAMU BNC) spearheads the initiative to end student hunger. Andre…

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Urban Extension Programs Target High-Risk Youth Behavior

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Two Alabama Extension specialists received grant funding to reduce high-risk behavior among urban youth. These funds will enhance youth programs in mentoring, health and urban agriculture.
National 4-H Pr…

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Pruning: A Late Winter’s Snip

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Ready to get those gardening gloves dirty again? A break in the rainy weather may be the perfect time for pruning some of the plants in the flowerbed. However, a big chop to ornamental shrubs and trees could leave …

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Creating Effective Partnerships

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – An African proverb says “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” The Alabama Cooperative Extension System strives to embody this proverb by continually forming partners…

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Upcoming Alabama Watershed Stewards Workshops

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama’s rich water resources range from rushing mountain streams to the relaxing, sugar sand beaches of the coast. It is not always clear, however, what the connection is between our everyday tasks and the qu…

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Chill Accumulation in Alabama as of February 15, 2020

February 15 marked the conclusion of the measurement of chill accumulation for our area. The three chill models used to measure chilling offer mixed results and therefore, differing predictions on how crops will respond to the amount of chi…

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Daffodils Not Blooming? Find Out Why

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Daffodils are always a springtime favorite. Their brightly colored blooms are one of the signs that spring is on its way. However, sometimes these plants will grow their green leaves without producing a bloom, le…

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State Impact: 4-H Animal Science

Inspiring Kids to Do
Animal science programs are a model for youth development and for understanding American agriculture. The purpose of 4-H animal science projects is to teach young people how to care for, feed, and exhibit their animals…

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CLRDV a Factor in 2020 Cotton Production

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Cotton Leaf Roll Dwarf Virus (CLRDV-AL) is now considered part of the environment, according to Alabama Extension specialists and Auburn University researchers. The same disease that was first recognized in 2017, d…

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State Impact: 4-H Volunteers

Inspiring Kids to Do
Alabama 4-H is creating youth and adult partnerships.

“Students benefit from 4-H because projects focus on communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking,” said Kim Murray, Talladega County 4-H volu…

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Parental Role Models: Guiding a Child’s Future

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Role models are an important part of a child’s development and often play a role in mapping out their future. Often, the first role models children encounter are their parents. It is important for pare…

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Harold Banks Canoe Trail on the Tallapoosa River

This detailed, colorful guide includes maps for the Harold Banks Canoe Trail on the Tallapoosa River. Learn about wildlife and vegetation along the route and about the man for whom the canoe trail is named, Harold Banks.

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Forage Brassicas

Forage brassicas are annuals that can be utilized as pasture during the fall and spring grazing seasons (Figure 1). Forage brassicas include varieties of rapeseed (rape), radish, turnip, swede, kale, and hybrids. Brassicas are quick maturin…

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Sunn Hemp

Sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea L.) is a warm-season, annual legume that grows up to six feet tall. Until recently, the use of sunn hemp has been limited by the availability of seed. However, newer varieties (i.e. AU Golden and AU Darbin) have…

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Beef Cattle Conference Set for March 13-15

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Things are gearing up for the 2020 Beef Cattle Conference. This three-day conference, targeted toward beef cattle producers and food animal veterinarians, is March 13 -15 at the Auburn University College of Veter…

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