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Extension Specialist Receives 1890 Extension in Excellence Award

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Dorothy Brandon, an Alabama Extension specialist at Alabama A&M University, received the 1890 Extension in Excellence Award from the Association of Extension Administrators. Brandon was honored for her…

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Alabama Extension Offers Drought Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Conditions in Alabama are hot and dry. Strings of days with record-breaking heat have made September 2019 one of the hottest Septembers on record. The heat and drought are nothing new, though.

While only .2 perc…

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Alabama Extension Offers Flood Resources for Food Crop Growers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Hurricane Dorian dumped rainfall along the East Coast and many are left dealing with floodwaters and crop damage—especially food crop producers.

Kristin Woods, an Alabama Extension regional food safety agent, …

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Wild Pigs: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Wild pigs are an invasive species that drastically impacts native ecosystems.  Wild pigs can quickly outcompete native wildlife through their high reprodcutive potential, lack of natural predators and effective forage capability. Landowner…

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Drones: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Drones or UAVs provide a useful management tool that allows landowners to generate real-time aerial images of their property that might not be up-to-date through online sources.  Land management practices, like timber harvests and road con…

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Aging Deer on the Hoof: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Allowing bucks to survive to older age classes is one of the essential steps when managing deer populations for antlers size. As bucks grow older, and their bodies develop, more energy is targeted towards antler development.  Being able to…

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Chainsaw Safety: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Chainsaws are an effective habitat management tool. However, they do pose operational risks and hazards that should be recognized and understood.  Although no practice can entirely limit the risks associated with chainsaws, following recom…

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Blood Trails: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

Learning to track wounded game by following a blood trail is an integral part of being an ethical hunter. Hunters can use dogs trained to follow blood trails to increase the chances of recovering game. Scent hounds or retrieving breeds are …

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Hunting Sheds: Alabama Extension’s Management Minute Series

While dedicated hunters can find shed antlers on their own, the best way to find sheds is with a trained dog. Shed dogs will use their nose to find antlers, which allows them to find hidden antlers that humans would normally miss. Start tra…

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Elmore Named Outstanding Extension Educator

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama Extension’s Josh Elmore was recently named the 2018 recipient of the Outstanding Extension Educator award. The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) presented this award as a part of their …

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Alabama Extension Hosts Alfalfa in the South May 7

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— The annual Alfalfa in the South workshop is scheduled for May 7 in Troy, Alabama. Held at the Cattlemen’s Park, this one-day workshop starts at 8:30 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m.

Hosted by Alabama Extension, th…

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Extension Launches Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care Certification

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama ranks in the bottom three in the United States for breastfeeding initiation and continuation. Breastfeeding allows many health benefits for both a child and mother. To encourage more breastfeeding families,…

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Meet the Team – Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Extension

Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Extension
The mission of the Alabama Extension Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources Team is to provide the latest science-based information available to make decisions regarding the manageme…

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