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Backyard Composting Tips

The word compost is derived from two Latin words meaning “together” and “to bring.” In one sense, it involves bringing together waste materials to ultimately form a single uniform humus. In the technical sense, composting results in…

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Feeding Damaged Hay

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Even if hay was not submerged in water, heavy rains will likely decrease the quality of hay stored outside or on the grou…

Damage to Hay

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Document all losses of hay as soon as it is safe to do so.
Take photos of bales or the place where…

Salvaging/Loss of Feedstuffs

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Feed that farmers had on hand (including commercial feed and harvested commodities) may be covered by the ELAP program. Farmers…

Pastures

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Flooded pastures will likely be severely affected.
Winter annuals that were seeded before the flood and are relatively short…

Livestock That Died As a Result of A Storm Event

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

An unfortunate consequence of owning and raising livestock is the inevitable death of some animals, despite even the best animal husb…

Physical Damage to Fences and Grazing Lands

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Removal of debris, repair of land, and repair of fences may be covered by the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP).
Th…

Maintaining Health of Grazing Livestock

*This is an excerpt of Animal, Forage, and Feed Management Following a Flood Event, ANR-2536.

Death loss as a result of a storm needs to be documented with photos and reported to the FSA as part of an application to…

Maintaining Water Safety and Quality after a Flood

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Heavy rainfall in North Alabama has resulted in flooding and evacuations in the Tennessee Valley area. Flooded campgrounds along Weiss Lake displaced septic holding tanks and propane tanks.

Danny Miller, Extensi…

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Prepare Now for Potential Flooding

Heavy rains in north and central Alabama have caused flooding across parts of the state. While north Alabama is most acutely affected, rivers and creeks in central Alabama will continue to rise as well. Expect rivers farther south to rise a…

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Nutrition Guidelines for Livestock During Flooding

Dr. Kim Mullenix, an Alabama Extension animal science specialist, offers the following nutrition guidelines for livestock during flooding.

Energy requirements of animals during a flood event is increased due to an increase in their mai…

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Flood Recovery Resources

These resources connect to the needs of families and farms impacted by flooding.  The information is built on the research-based knowledge from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Extension Disaster Education Network, the Federal…

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State Impact: 4-H Outdoor Education

800 kids paddled 182 miles of Alabama freshwater, 77 became certified water monitors, and more than 2,700 participated in fishing activities.
179 adults were trained and certified to engage youth through Project WILD, outdoor recreat…

State Impact: 4-H STEM

8,500 youth explored the world using Google Expedition Virtual Reality kits and Chromebook computers. Another 2,400 young people engaged in computational thinking through CS Unplugged Activities, computer science activities without devices …