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USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –Farmers and producers in 25 Alabama counties affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WH…

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Flanking Fire

In this video, Spenser Bradley, an Alabama Extension forestry, wildlife, and natural resources regional agent, discusses flanking fires.

Fore more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:

Prescribed…

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Alabama Industrial Hemp Program

The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill established industrial hemp as an industrial commodity—not a controlled substance—in the state of Alabama. Farm Bill legislation defines hemp as all parts of the plant less than 0.3% THC, including der…

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Insects of Industrial Hemp: Year One

Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist Dr. Katelyn Kesheimer gives an update on insects impacting industrial hemp.  This presentation is part of the monthly Crops Webinar series. Members of the Alabama Extension Crops team offer…

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Fall is a Great Time to Make Adjustments to Gardens

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Late in the growing season, crop and garden problems, such as disease and insects, can thrive on unattended fields and gardens. After plants have played out, there are a few simple steps growers can take to help pr…

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Summer Heat and Rabbit Production

Summer heat affects rabbit production. Follow these tips to avoid heat stress and breeding problems with rabbits.
Introduction
Novice rabbit producers need to be aware of summer heat and the challenges it presents in managing rabbit produ…

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Online Beekeeping Course Set for October

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Beekeeping is going digital. Beekeepers across the state will have the opportunity to participate in an online beekeeping course series designed for both hobby and small commercial beekeepers. The workshop, conduct…

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Obedience Training for Dogs

Introduction
New canine owners often assume that their new dog will automatically behave without formal training. They fail to realize that obedience training is what develops a dog into a compatible companion animal. Without obedience tra…

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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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