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Value-Added Products Utilizing Goat and Sheep Milk

Using surplus milk from goats and sheep can help to boost your personal or business revenue.
Introduction
Value-added products can help you to boost your business or personal revenue. For example, surplus milk from goats and sheep, whethe…

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Drought Management Strategies for Sheep and Goats

…usually associated with hot summer conditions, it can occur and persist during any season and severely impact sheep and goat production.

Under such conditions producers are advised to:

Follow long-range weather forecasts, especially…

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Contagious Agalactia in Sheep and Goats

Contagious agalactiae (CA) is a form of mycoplasmosis. Mycoplasmosis or Mycoplasma is costly for the dairy sheep and goat industry and can lead to incidences of mastitis (inflammation of mammary glands), arthritis (inflammation of joints),…

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Red Ribbon Week Slated for Oct. 23-31

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This week marks the beginning of Red Ribbon Week. This week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program and will run from Oct. 23 – 31. Now is the ideal time to raise attention abo…

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Extension Specialist Receives 1890 Extension in Excellence Award

…ion and Policy in November during the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities in San Diego, California.

“We are proud of the work that is coming from our Extension programming staff here at Alabama A&amp…

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Establishing a Disaster Communication Plan

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many people avoid answering questions that start with “what if.” This is why too few individuals have life insurance, wills or disaster plans. Having a disaster plan in place, will bring piece of mind …

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Urban Ag

… small-scale farmers, military veterans, city planners, local business owners, and community leaders.

What are the goals of Urban Ag?

To stimulate and support sustainable urban farming practices in urban areas.
Revitalize brown…

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Huntsville Gets New Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The opioid epidemic is having a huge impact on Alabama. In fact, in 2017, Alabama led the nation with the highest opioid prescription rate. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Alabama provid…

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Extension and Partners Hosted Successful Summer Mentor Program

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama A&M University and Tennessee State University completed another successful summer mentorship program. Synergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in …

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Childhood Obesity: Causes and Strategies to Combat

…en 10 to 17 years old at 18.2 percent.

“Today, children and parents live in a fast-paced environment with a grab-n-go lifestyle that places less emphasis on healthy eating and physical activity,” said Tamara Warren, an Alabama Extens…

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Controlling Weeds in Your Lawn

…he best defense against pesky weeds. Crowding out the weeds and making sure they don’t have room to grow is the ideal goal. Practicing healthy turf management techniques will help to limit weed growth….

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Summer Heat and Rabbit Production

… month when temperatures have begun to cool off and does are most likely to cope with the heat, carry to term, and take good care of their young. This also reduces the mortality rate among rabbits.

Solutions
Fans are one option for keep…

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Obedience Training for Dogs

…ions that conduct obedience training classes. You may find these listed under pets or kennels. Local pet shops are also good sources of information.

 

Download a PDF of Obedience Training for Dogs, UNP-0097…

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Soft Skills in Today’s Job Market

…unication, problem solving, work ethics, teamwork and time management.
Positive Attitude
Individuals who look for the good in people and situations are easy to be around. A good attitude in the workplace enhances the possibility of not on…

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

…iscrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter al…