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Agriculture Damage Ripples Through Wiregrass Economy

AUBURN UNIVERISTY, Ala.—The impact of agriculture damage from Hurricane Michael is rippling through southeast Alabama’s regional economy. The associate director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System said that total agriculture imp…

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Selecting and Serving Fresh Produce Safely

AUBURN, Ala. – Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Local markets carry a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that are both nutritious and delicious. However, harmful bacteria that may be in the soil or wa…

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Livestock Skillathon

The Livestock Skillathon is open to enrolled members of Alabama 4-H. Each Alabama county may enter a team in each of the following age divisions:

Junior Division: 4-H members who are between 9 and 11 years old before January 1.
Inte…

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Livestock Quiz Bowl

The Livestock Quiz Bowl is open to enrolled members of Alabama 4-H. Each Alabama county and/or charted Alabama 4-H Club may enter a team in each of the following age divisions:

Junior Division: 4-H members who are between 9 and 11 year…

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Livestock Judging Contest

The Livestock Judging Contest is open to enrolled members of Alabama 4-H. 4-H membership is available for youth ages 9 to 18. The state contest consists of three different age divisions:

Junior Division: 4-H members who are between 9 a…

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Rabbit Project

The 4-H Rabbit Project is designed to teach 4-H members recommended management practices for growing and raising rabbits. Rabbits grow fast and cost less to raise than most other types of livestock. Raising rabbits requires little room, low…

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Pig Squeal

The 4-H Pig Squeal Project teaches young people recommended management practices for growing and raising swine. Participants develop swine management skills, learn to produce healthy pigs, develop awareness of business management, and devel…

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Poultry Que

Poultry Que helps youth develop skills in the safe preparation and use of poultry as part of a healthy diet. Participants will learn poultry size and scope, value, and cost per serving of poultry. Leadership skills will be developed that le…

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The Whoo: Owls of Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. – Have you ever been outside at night and heard a soft hoot coming out of the darkness? It was probably one of the several species of owls that call Alabama home. There are several things that people can look for to help iden…

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Egg Cookery

Egg Cookery is a cooking demonstration where 4-H members acquire knowledge of quality standards, size classification, nutritional value, preparation and storage, functional properties, versatility, and economic value of eggs.
Purpose
The …

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Species Selection and Stocking in Recreational Fish Ponds

Species Selection and Stocking is part two of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

The choice of fish to stock depends on the pond owner’s goals and on the resources available. It is very difficult to manage a pon…

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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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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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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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