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Parental Role Models: Guiding a Child’s Future

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Role models are an important part of a child’s development and often play a role in mapping out their future. Often, the first role models children encounter are their parents. It is important for pare…

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Beef Cattle Conference Set for March 13-15

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Things are gearing up for the 2020 Beef Cattle Conference. This three-day conference, targeted toward beef cattle producers and food animal veterinarians, is March 13 -15 at the Auburn University College of Veter…

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Mapping Out a Plan for a Landscape

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The results are in: Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow which means an early spring. This leaves many gardeners itching to get their hands in the garden. Before diving in head first, make plans to map out th…

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Owls of Alabama

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Owls are some of the most fascinating creatures in nature. Each species is equipped with its own unique set of characteristics and mannerisms. Alabama is lucky to have several species commonly found in the state,…

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Heart Health Risks of Teen Vaping

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Smoking, obesity, a poor diet; these are all traditional risk factors of heart disease. However, there is new trend steadily making its way through the population—vaping. In observance of American Hear…

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Picking the Best Blackberry Varieties

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Interested in planting blackberries? Choosing the best blackberry varieties for the backyard garden will require a little homework. Because there are so many blackberry varieties, gardeners should spend a bit of …

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Soil Sampling: Important Part of Spring

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Show off a green thumb and ensure growing conditions are right by collecting soil for soil samples prior to planting. The Auburn University Soil Testing Laboratory offers this service to help growers make informe…

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The Jesup Wagon: Rooted in History, Still Used Today

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – February is designated as Black History Month. Throughout the month, people highlight the many achievements of African Americans in all forms of expression. Throughout the history of Cooperative Extension …

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Fruit Trees: A Sweet Backyard Treat

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –  Whether is a juicy peach or a sweet apple, there are many fruit trees that make a perfect addition to the back yard. In order for them to grow and produce fruit, growers must properly plant and care for the tre…

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Warning Signs of Bullying

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Bullying is common in children and youth. Research shows that one in three young people admit to bullying others. An Alabama Extension family and child development specialist said it is important parents be alert f…

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Pruning Roses Promotes Vigorous Growth

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— Roses are red, violets are blue. Roses need pruning; ensure that you do.

Warm weather in January has gardeners itching to grab a pair of pruners and head to the flowerbeds. While pruning roses promotes growth i…

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4-H Registration Open for Space Camp

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Three, two, one…..blast off! Alabama 4-H members, get ready to head to space camp.

Alabama 4-H is partnering with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to host the 4-H Pathfinder program at Space Camp. The camp i…

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Wet Conditions Affecting Winter Feeding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Recent rainfall across the state has many cattle producers dipping deeper into their winter feeding supplies.

“There are many areas of the state where hay supplies are tightening,” said Kent Stanford, an A…

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Fend Off Sickness This Winter

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The flu claimed the lives of 910 people in the United States in 2019, according to the CDC. In addition to the flu-related deaths, there were an estimated 16,000 hospitalizations, 800,000 visits to physicians an…

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Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification Program Expanding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s breastfeeding friendly child care certification program is expanding rapidly. Christina LeVert, the Extension professional guiding the initiative, said 31 child care p…

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