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National Wild Turkey Federation Supports 4-H

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.– Youth from across Alabama will gather at the Alabama 4-H Center April 13 for the annual state 4-H Archery Championship. Funding by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) this year has allowed the program to pu…

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Alabama 4-H S.A.F.E. Championships Preview

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.– Starting March 30, young archers and marksmen across Alabama will star in a series of shooting sports championships hosted by Alabama 4-H.

Every year, each 4-H shooting sports discipline offers a state champion…

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Route of Entry Video – Part 1 and Part 2

Route of Entry Video Part 1
This video discusses the primary ways you can be exposed to pesticides, acute vs. chronic toxicity, and poisoning symptoms. 97% of all exposure is through the skin.  The liver and the kidneys are the primary or…

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FAQ’s about the Pesticide Applicator University

…on the second day around noon. Future events could change depending on the development of the program.
How often can I go to the PAU?
The PAU is offered every other year. You can attend every time it is offered.
How many tracks do you of…

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Moms to Be: Let’s Get Physical

…is for anyone. Age doesn’t matter. You’ll quickly see the difference it can make. Most of all, physical activity is good for your health. So just do it!

Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

Weight control. Burn off extra calori…

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Choosing Effective Liming Materials

… ensure that the availability of all plant nutrients is maximized and that any fertilizers applied to the soil will not go to waste.

How Lime Recommendations Are Determined
The amount of liming material needed to reach a target soil…

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Learning Theories Behind Today’s Mom Curriculum

…up as perfect examples or imply they have more knowledge and expertise about topics of discussion.baby

3. Adults are goal oriented.

Pregnancy is a very special time in the life of a woman. The pregnancy takes center stage in her life….

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Wood Duck Management In Alabama

…g permanent ponds with plenty of emergent vegetation spread among brushy cover. Small beaver ponds frequently provide good habitat in Alabama.

Wood ducks feed on a variety of plant and animal material. Leafy vegetation, seeds, and fru…

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Using an Excel Spreadsheet for Farm Financial Records

Years ago, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System published an Alabama Farm Book. This annual publication was a series of legal and ledger size paper worksheets for farmers to write down different types of farm income and expense, separat…

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Beware of Building and Recovery Scams After Storms

…this opens the door to scam artists who are waiting to profit from victims’ misfortune.

Scam artists may use price gouging, home-repair or tree services and even charities to get your money during these times, said Isaac Chappell, an A…

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Early Developing Peach Varieties Take A Hit

…le we’ve had significant damage in our earlier developing varieties in central Alabama, we still have potential for a good peach crop here, especially in the mid-season and later developing varieties and orchards.”

Doug Chapman, an A…

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College Savings: A Parent’s Guide to 529 Plans

…r children offset the cost of college or trade school. By saving for your child’s education, you start to achieve the goal of reducing future educational debt and boosting tax benefits.

What Are 529 Plans?
There are two types …

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Forest Diseases in the Southeastern United States

…erious problem in reforestation programs that use longleaf pine. The disease results in defoliation, reduces seedling vigor, and increases seedling mortality. Continual defoliation with subsequent reduction of seedling vigor delays the init…

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For the Caregiver of a Breastfed Baby

…ast one year with the addition of solid foods. Caregivers play a vital role in helping mothers meet their breastfeeding goals. Following are ways caregivers can support her:

Encourage Breastfeeding
Frequent breastfeeding helps a mot…

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