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Mississippi Kite

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

With a North American range limited to the southeastern and central United States, the Mississippi kite is a fairly uncommon raptor. As with the swallow-tailed kite,…

Swallow-Tailed Kite

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

The swallow-tailed kite is listed as a species of high conservation concern in Alabama and is uncommon across its range in North America. These birds are found in th…

Osprey

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR – 1386.

Feeding exclusively on fish, ospreys are usually found along coasts, lakes, and other large bodies of open water. At an average weight of 3.5 pounds, the osprey is a…

The Calf Is Too Big

The first step in providing assistance during calving  is assessing the problem. There are several common situations encountered when delivering a calf. In some instances, the calf is too big to deliver. This most frequently …

Normal Delivery

The first step in providing assistance during calving  is assessing the problem. There are several common situations encountered when delivering a calf. In a normal delivery, the calf’s forelegs and head protrude firs…

Managing a Successful Calving Season

A successful calving season is the result of good planning and hard work. A defined calving season, or one restricted to a certain period of time, begins with a defined breeding season, allowing you to concentrate your efforts on su…

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Bald Eagle

*This is an excerpt from Common Birds of Prey in Alabama, ANR-1386.

Given its status as the national symbol, the bald eagle is one of the most easily identifiable raptors in the United States. At an average weight of 9.5 pounds, bald eag…

Understanding NOP Standards for Pest Management in Specialty Crops

This publication provides basic information about the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standards as they apply to integrated pest management on organic crops. NOP standards reflect specific requirements that must be verified by a USDA-ac…

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Critical Steps to Improve Soil Health in Pastureland

…tending your grazing season and determining appropriate forage mixtures for your region, visit:

https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/beef/forage-systems-for-cow-calf-operations-in-north-alabama/ – North

https://www.aces.edu/blog/topics/b…

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Operation Grow for Military Veterans

The Alabama Beginning Farms Project provides special emphasis to the training needs of military veterans interested in specialty crop production. Originally developed by Chris Becker (County Extension Coordinator, Limestone County), the O…

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Cowpea Curculio Management in Alabama

Cowpeas or southern peas (Vigna unguiculata) are a popular vegetable crop in the southern United States due to their high heat tolerance and rapid growth. In Alabama, southern peas frequently attract a multitude of insect pests; these inclu…

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Billboards Say Eat Better, Move More, Make A Change

Eat Better. Move More. Make a Change. Three key messages featured across Alabama billboards in 2017. Alabama Extension’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed) created a series of billboards to create appeal for…

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Faith Communities Encourage Healthy Eating, Active Living

Faith communities play a special role in helping their members lead healthy lifestyles. Faith communities care about members’ health, offer programs and services to support their members, serve as centers of their communities, and have le…

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Spend Less, Save More at the Grocery Store

Do you ever wonder how some people do it—how they spend so little money at the grocery store each week? You can do it too! Here are a few easy ideas for saving time and money at the grocery store.
Plan Your Meals

Take time on the we…

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