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Beef Cattle Performance Record Keeping

Application of a specialized record-keeping system enables producers to generate and analyze data needed to efficiently evaluate a cow herd’s performance.

The value of beef cattle record keeping is not truly realized …

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Alabama Certified Alabama Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Providers

A to Z Home Daycare
Auburn, Alabama

Array of Light Home Care
Coosada, Alabama

Big Blue Marble Academy
Auburn, Alabama

Children’s Lighthouse 
Hoover, Alabama

Funland Childcare
Rockford, Alabama

Ganny’s Babies
Goodwater,…

Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Talking about Sex

Learn how to approach the topic of sex in a way that helps your teen make wise and healthy choices.

As a parent, you know that the topic of sex is an important one to discuss with your children. But just because the topic i…

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kNOw to Stroke

…gh: 190 mg/dL or above

Triglycerides

Normal: Less than 150 mg/dL
Borderline high: 150-199 mg/dL
High: 200-499 mg/dL
Very high: 500 mg/dL or higher

Blood Sugar Levels (Blood glucose)

Before Meals: 70-130 mg/dL
2 …

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Home Soil Testing: Taking a Sample

Every square foot of soil can be different. Soil acidity and nutrients vary across the surface of the soil and with the depth of the soil.

Collecting Soil Samples

It is important that you take a composite sample …

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Flooded Wells: Shock Chlorination

Take steps to ensure that your well water is safe after a flood. One method of disinfection is shock chlorination.

Upon Return to Your Home
After a flood, it is strongly recommended that a licensed water well driller…

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The Organic Vegetable IPM Toolkit

The Organic Vegetable IPM Toolkit slide chart, a critical tool for small producers and beginning farmers, provides information about organic and sustainable pest management strategies for more than 20 critical insect pest species.

Th…

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Freezing Summer’s Bounty of Vegetables

By following a few simple steps, you can successfully freeze and store almost any vegetable for up to a year.

When properly selected, prepared, frozen, and stored, vegetables hold their fresh qualities—the…

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Planting and Establishing Woody Landscape Plants

 Successful establishment of woody landscape plants involves a balance of soil, air, and soil moisture.

Take advantage of dormancy and the rainy season. Plant in fall or winter.
Analyze the site. Place plants ba…

9 min read

Stock the Basics for Emergencies

There are some basic items you should stock in your home or established shelter. These include water, food, first aid supplies, clothing, bedding, tools, and special items such as a battery-operated weather radio, extra batteries, flashligh…

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