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National Nutrition Month® – Eat Right, Bite-by-Bite

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Well-balanced nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Each year in March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics highlights the importance of nutrition through its National Nutrition Month…

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Alabama Extension is all Heart

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama Extension is all heart when it comes to observing National Heart Month in February each year. This year was no exception as staff engaged in monthlong heart health activities.
National Wear Red Da…

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The Women of Urban Agriculture

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The American Farm Bureau Federation reports that 36 percent of farmers in the United States are women. Data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture further indicates that…

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Alabama Extension Helps Launch Hunger Campaign

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) recently contributed funds to the #GIVEFIVE Campaign.  AAMU’s Basic Needs Coalition (AAMU BNC) spearheads the initiative to end student hunger. Andre…

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Urban Extension Programs Target High-Risk Youth Behavior

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Two Alabama Extension specialists received grant funding to reduce high-risk behavior among urban youth. These funds will enhance youth programs in mentoring, health and urban agriculture.
National 4-H Pr…

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Creating Effective Partnerships

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – An African proverb says “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” The Alabama Cooperative Extension System strives to embody this proverb by continually forming partners…

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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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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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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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Volunteer on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service invites the world to share in Dr. King’s vision of a “beloved community.” Many Americans observe the holiday by volunteering their time and talents in their co…

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Extension Specialist Receives National Honor for Excellence

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), the Cooperative Extension System and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) annou…

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Prepare Your Lawn for the Fall and Winter Months

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Cold weather and frosts mark the end of the growing season and the start of fall and winter. Now is a great time to prepare your lawn for the fall and winter months. It is time to get back outside and star…

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Huntsville Gets New Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The opioid epidemic is having a huge impact on Alabama. In fact, in 2017, Alabama led the nation with the highest opioid prescription rate. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Alabama provid…

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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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What You Need to Know About Elder Abuse

People are living longer. Unfortunately, elder abuse cases rise as the population of older adults rises in Alabama and across the nation. The National Council on Aging estimates that 1 in 10 Americans has experienced some form of elder abus…

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