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Equipment Safety For Harvest Season

AUBURN, Ala. – Harvest is in full swing in Alabama. With many different pieces of equipment being used, this is the time of year that accidents can frequently happen. It is imperative that producers know the safety guidelines for all equipm…

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How to Submit Pond Water Samples

Learn how to submit pond water samples to be tested for total alkalinity and total hardness.

Use a 16.9- to 20-ounce plastic bottle with a screw-on lid. No glass.
Rinse the bottle well.
Submerge the clean plastic bottle in your p…

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Extension Offers Diabetes Education Programs

AUBURN, Ala. –More than 634,000 people in Alabama, live with diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, another estimated 127,000 Alabamians have this disease but don’t know it. Alabama Extension offers various diabetes e…

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Freshwater Clams and Mussels

Pond owners have sometimes intentionally and sometimes accidentally introduced freshwater clams or mussels into their recreational ponds. While not all species cause problems, the invasive Asiatic clam, Corbicula, can multiply and filter ou…

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Freezing Vegetables Provide Fresh Garden Taste Year Round

AUBURN, Ala. – One of the best things about summer is eating fresh vegetables. However, summer is not the only time people can enjoy fresh vegetables. You can have fresh vegetables year round by simply freezing them.

Janice Hall, an Alab…

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Mums: The Flowers of Fall

AUBURN, Ala.- With every fall comes the beautiful displays of pumpkins, gourds, natural foliage and of course chrysanthemums. Better known as mums, these flowers have a variety of vibrant colors including golden yellow, burnt orange, deep…

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Healthy Tailgating

AUBURN, Ala. – Football season is in full swing. Thousands of fans flock to stadiums every Saturday to cheer on their favorite college teams and spend the day tailgating.

Traditionally, tailgating means high caloric foods, often frie…

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Growing Herbs Indoors

AUBURN, Ala. – Growing herbs does not have to be a complicated process. An easy way to get fresh herbs for cooking is to grow them indoors. This lets you be an amateur gardener, while eliminating the hassle of the grocery store. Here are a …

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Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Hurricane Michael caused almost $204 million in agricultural damage alone as it moved across Alabama. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Director Gary Lemme called it a devastating blow to farmers in the state’…

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Fall Brings More Aggressive Wasps and Hornets

AUBURN, Ala. – Fall is the peak season for yellow jackets and hornets in Alabama. Many people encounter and experience painful stings from these wasps during outdoor activities.

Dr. Xing Ping Hu, an Alabama Extension entomologist, said …

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Dwarf Shrubs in Landscapes

AUBURN, Ala. – Developing a functional and beautiful landscape can be difficult. When deciding how to build your landscape, there are two factors that come into play: space and expense.

Mike McQueen, an Alabama Extension regional agent…

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Growing Blueberries in Your Fall Landscape

AUBURN, Ala. – Blueberries are a healthy, delicious fruit. They can be baked into muffins and breads, added to cereal or eaten out of hand. They are one of the few plants that offer beauty and taste throughout most of the year. Rabbiteye …

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National 4-H Curriculum Resources

National 4-H provides additional curriculum resources that may be offered in your county. Contact your local Extension office to find out about county-specific 4-H program offerings.
Curriculum Resources
Experiential learning materials ma…

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Beef It Up

The 4-H Beef It Up! Project teaches recommended management practices for growing and raising cattle for meat production. Participation will help youth understand how to produce a meat product of the beef industry, learn entrepreneurship an…

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What Do We Teach? Animal Science

The Alabama 4-H animal science curriculum grid provides a snapshot of what we teach. Please note, not all programs are available in every county.

Growing Alabama’s Future: Alabama 4-H seeks to empower youth with the skills to lead our co…

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