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Pond Building: Selecting a Pond Site

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

The process of choosing a pond site is at least as important, if not more so, than the actual construction proc…

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Handwashing Reduces Spread of Diseases

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Prepare for battle. Handwashing is the first line of defense in avoiding illnesses. With the coronavirus (COVID-19), the respiratory disease first identified in China, making its way into national headlines, handwa…

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Hemp Pest Management in Alabama

Hemp is a new crop for Alabama and for the United States. With the 2014 Farm Bill’s Pilot Program, many states beganproducing hemp for fiber, grain, or flower. Additionally, the 2018 Farm Bill listed hemp as an agricultural commod…

State Impact: 4-H College and Career Readiness

Growing Alabama’s Future
Young people in Alabama 4-H learn, lead, and make a difference. Alabama 4-H is growing the next generation of citizens, leaders, and workers while instilling essential skills and positive identity.
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Home Lawn IPM Guide

Controlling weeds in the home lawn is not simple, automatic, or easy. Each home lawn is unique because of the differences in lawn grasses, soil types, ornamental plants, and weed problems. Different levels of management will be used…

Teens Across Alabama Attend 4-H Midwinter

This is a follow-up story with a delayed distribution. The event took place in Columbiana from January 31, 2020 to February 2, 2020. The event was held prior to the coronavirus outbreak, before the discovery of the virus in Alabama, and be…

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Coronavirus: Understanding COVID-19

In this video, Dr. Ken Macklin, an Alabama Extension poultry science specialist, provides information on COVID-19, the respiratory illness that was first identified in Wuhan, China.  Learn more about COVID-19, which is a novel coronavirus …

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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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Pruning: A Late Winter’s Snip

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Ready to get those gardening gloves dirty again? A break in the rainy weather may be the perfect time for pruning some of the plants in the flowerbed. However, a big chop to ornamental shrubs and trees could leave …

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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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Upcoming Alabama Watershed Stewards Workshops

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama’s rich water resources range from rushing mountain streams to the relaxing, sugar sand beaches of the coast. It is not always clear, however, what the connection is between our everyday tasks and the qu…

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Daffodils Not Blooming? Find Out Why

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Daffodils are always a springtime favorite. Their brightly colored blooms are one of the signs that spring is on its way. However, sometimes these plants will grow their green leaves without producing a bloom, le…

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State Impact: 4-H Animal Science

Inspiring Kids to Do
Animal science programs are a model for youth development and for understanding American agriculture. The purpose of 4-H animal science projects is to teach young people how to care for, feed, and exhibit their animals…

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