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Wettest Winter On Record Affecting Spring Forages and Livestock

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Coming out of the wettest winter on record, Alabama farmers face a different set of obstacles this spring. To overcome this, farmers will have to change many of their management strategies to ensure the health of…

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Cover Crop Systems for Specialty Crops

In this video, Audrey Gamble, an Alabama Extension soil scientist, discusses cover crops for speciality crops. She discusses their benefits and also goes into detail on the selection, planting, and growing of these crops.


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Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard

Your backyard can become a miniature wildlife refuge, attracting many different kinds of wild animals.

Songbirds, rabbits, frogs, bats, squirrels, and butterflies are the most common. But with careful planning and upkeep, y…

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Mastering Interview Skills: Tips and Strategies to Get the Job

There is no time like the present to brush up on your interview skills. If you find yourself at home, embrace this time to focus on your strengths. What are your career or employment goals?  If your answers do not align with your current e…

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Your Daily Briefing

Welcome to Your Daily Briefing for Thursday, April 2, 2020
It’s hard to see the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel right now. But it is there.

There will be parties again. Friends will gather in restaurants again. Learning wil…

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Coronavirus: Takeout Food Safety

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), no current evidence indicates the transmission of COVID-19 by food or food packaging.

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Coronavirus: Mortgage Relief Options

If the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in job loss, income reduction, sickness, or other issues, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Freddie Mac, and the Federal National Mortgage Association, commonly known as F…

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Sanitizing the Home Kitchen

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—It is likely that nearly every Alabama resident has used bleach, hand sanitizer or another cleaning agent in the past several days. While sanitizing in the kitchen should be a priority all of the time, Janice Hall,…

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Coronavirus: Tips for Working from Home

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced the world to look at new ways of living. Many employees across the nation are working remotely from home in unfamiliar territory. Working from home can be a challenge to many that have never fa…

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Coronavirus: Nine Tips for Families

Families around the world are having to make adjustments as a result of COVID-19. Adults and children may feel the indirect effects because of the drastic changes we have all had to make. These changes can take a toll on us mentally and phy…

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Essential vs Nonessential Businesses and the 2020 CARES Act

Essential versus Nonessential Businesses
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey ordered all nonessential businesses to close by 5 p.m. March 27. Opinions differ on what is essential and what is nonessential so to comply with this emergency order, check…

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Coronavirus: Curbside Recycling and More

As the world calculates the economic impact of COVID-19 on daily life, some environmentalists believe it is giving planet Earth a big break. With restrictions on the movement of people, countries such as China, Italy, and the United States …

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An Introduction to Satellite Imagery Analysis for Land Managers

Satellite imagery analysis and other remote sensing techniques have become an integral component of land and natural resource management, particularly among government agencies, NGOs, and private companies that can afford to hire remote sen…

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Coronavirus: Getting Organized While Social Distancing

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is bringing the new reality of social distancing to us all. Social distancing leaves everyone with more time on his or her hands than usual. We ask ourselves, What do we do? Well, no time like the present to be pr…

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Time for a Garden Clean-Up

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Feeling down about the coronavirus quarantine? Shake away the blues with a spring garden clean-up.

While Alabama Extension does not encourage leaving home on a gardening supply trip, there are several gardening …

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