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Vital Testing Labs Open for Business

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Farming waits for no man and no virus. Farmers across Alabama must keep their operations running while following health guidelines. To help ensure farmers have the resources they need, agricultural testing labs on …

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Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

In this video, Dr. Ken Macklin, an Alabama Extension poultry science specialist, provides more information on the current coronavirus outbreak.  Learn more about how to help your family navigate this outbreak at www.aces.edu.

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State Impact: 4-H Project Work

Head, Heart, Hands and Health
Alabama 4-H young people learn, lead, and make a difference.

4-H young people learn workforce development skills such as time-management, networking, and accountability in addition to cognitive skills used …

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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 Provides COVID-19 Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – As the pace of reported coronavirus (COVID-19) cases accelerates across the United States, events that bring many people together are being canceled. Austin, Texas officials canceled the South by Southwest Festiv…

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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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Brighten Your Yard with Bluebird Houses

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Eastern bluebirds are one of Alabama’s most prized year-round residents. Their blue color adds excitement and beauty to any backyard.

Many may not know that the bright blue color associated with bluebirds is…

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From Seed Packet to Summer Bounty

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Spring is an ideal time for individuals to let their green thumb show. If gardeners choose to start their garden with seeds, there are a few things they need to keep in mind.
Choosing Seeds
Allyson Sha…

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An Informational Guide to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With new details emerging daily about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people prepare to face this disease. The following resources about COVID-19 can help you better understan…

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Athletic Turf Management

A lot of time and money is spent on athletic turf every year. Depending on the budget, there are different levels of management that field managers practice. Below are some guidelines for properly managing turf grass
Mowing Turf Grass
Mow…

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State Impact: 4-H Citizenship

Growing True Leaders
Alabama 4-H young people learn, lead, and make a difference. Young people work to positively impact and support each other during the club year. Through leadership and communication, they improve their skills while dev…

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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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Pond Building: Pond Maintenance

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

Dam and Spillway Maintenance
Once a pond is completed, the dam and spillways require some maintenance….

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Pond Building: Establishing Vegetation

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

The final step in good pond construction, and one of the most important, is to establish good vegetative …

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Pond Building: Pond Construction

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

Permit Requirements
The owner must obtain any required permits before hiring a contractor. If wetlands are…

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