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Coronavirus: Getting Kids in the Kitchen

…vised. Also, embrace the mess! You can expect a few more messes when kids are in the kitchen. They are learning as they go, and the more practice they get, the more they learn.
Age Appropriate Kitchen Tasks
Young toddlers can help dump or…

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Lending a Helping Hand Safely

…phones and tablets there is a video chat option. This is not only a great way to visit with people far away, but also a good opportunity for families who may be quarantined in the same town.

Barb Struempler, Alabama Extension assistant d…

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Coronavirus: Customer Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Communicating effectively in the workplace is a critical skill for an employee. Employers consistently rank good communication skills at the top of the list for potential employees.

Pay close attention to what is being said…

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Coronavirus: EPA List of Effective Cleaning Products

…orsed by the EPA, and other disinfectants may be effective against COVID-19. Find the product list at

Be sure to research products that are safe an…

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Commercial and Private Applicators During COVID-19

…esticide certification. All of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries commercial pesticide applicator categories can receive credit for this webinar.

Topics that will be covered include:

general information on personal…

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There’s No Place Like Home for Food Safety

…Place frozen foods together in another plastic bag; a block of frozen products will remain frozen longer.

You should go straight home after shopping. If you know you will not arrive home in less than an hour, take a cooler in which to st…

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Coronavirus: Small Steps to Health and Wealth

…at the end of the tunnel.
Make progress every day. Do something positive every day to make a single step toward your goal. An instant overhaul is not necessary. Change comes one step at a time.
Think balance not sacrifice. Positive ch…

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Coronavirus: Should I Consider Putting Things on a Credit Card?

…l situation. It could be that you lost income due to being quarantined in the hospital or you have to stay home and not go to work.

Caution! Don’t skip making your minimum payments required by the credit card company without first aski…

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4-H Working for Today’s Young People

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – In the midst of the coronavirus, 4-H is still finding ways to connect with Alabama young people. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the program is adapting its delivery methods to include additional digital resources f…

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Coronavirus: Tips for Shopping and Eating at Home

…hy meals and snacks during this time. To do this, you should keep your kitchen stocked with nutritious options. It is a good idea to have enough food on hand to last about two weeks so trips to the grocery store are limited.
Shopping Tips

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Coronavirus: Seven Boredom-Reversing Ideas for Teens

…closing of schools. These school closings can leave the average teenager thinking, No school! No social gatherings! You got to be kidding!

While everyone is expected to respect the request for social distancing to prevent the spread of t…

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Coronavirus: Living on a Reduced Income

…ant documents in an accordion-style budget box.

Put a freeze on spending for things you don’t need, establish your goals, and make a commitment to stick with them. The most important thing is to keep a clear sense of purpose and feelin…

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State Impact: 4-H Outdoor Education

Preserving Alabama’s Biodiversity
Alabama 4-H young people learn, lead, and make a difference.

Alabama 4-H engaged with 42,152 young people in hands-on learning about what is special about our state–the water, fish, trees, and wildlif…

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Reducing the Risk Hay Fire

…fall may cause the hay to become unsuitable to be stored in a barn.

For more information on hay storage and feeding, go to or visit your county Extension office….

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4-H Horse Show Cancellation

…UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama 4-H is regretfully canceling the Horse Show Riding Events scheduled for April 17-19 in Montgomery.  4-H will be unable to reschedule the riding events before Southern Regional Horse Championships.

The 4-H Ho…

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