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4-H Announces 2019–2020 State Ambassadors

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Twenty-five Alabama 4-H members were recently selected as the 2019–2020 State 4-H Ambassadors. These individuals will represent the organization Statewide while collaborating with Alabama Cooperative Extension …

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“Sweet Grown Alabama” Statewide Branding Program Launches

MONTGOMERY, Ala.- Shoppers who want to buy local will soon have a new way to identify products raised in the state, thanks to a new marketing effort called “Sweet Grown Alabama.”

“As I travel across the state, most of the questions I…

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4-H Hosts Successful Statewide Competitive Events Day

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – After months of preparation, 70 Alabama 4-H members from across the state recently participated in 4-H Competitive Events Day at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana.

Competitive Events Day consists of 14 sepa…

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4-H Wildlife Teams Compete in State Competition

… ecosystems, habitat requirements and also pond dynamics, among other topics.

“We had a great turnout at this year’s state competition, including many new participants. The ability of these young people to demonstrate skills such as iden…

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Revamped Beekeeping Program Benefits State’s Agriculture

…ps to assure bees remain a vibrant part of food production.  To ensure that crop pollination is not threatened in the state, Alabama Extension created a new beekeeping program that includes educators from Auburn University and Alabama A&…

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4-H Quiz Bowl Team Places Third at National Competition

…Autauga County

The team earned the right to compete at the contest held in Grand Island, Nebraska after they won the state 4-H Quiz Bowl contest in January.

“This was an outstanding showing for this group,” said Ricky Colquitt, Sh…

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Forage Conference Registration Open Until Nov. 19

…ter for the Alabama Forage Conference. Held every two years, this year’s conference will be Dec. 4 at the Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville, Alabama from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the conference, there is a pre-conference tour, …

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Extension Specialist Receives 1890 Extension in Excellence Award

…ily Day of Education and Fun is a community favorite event that reaches hundreds of families annually, and has garnered state and national recognition.

In addition to extensive program development efforts, Brandon has received more than …

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Alabama Producers Harvest Crops Despite Widespread Drought

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Widespread drought continues in Alabama, as nearly 84 percent of the state is in severe drought. In fact, 55 percent of the state’s soil and subsoil moisture is reported to be “very short.” Even with these co…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Pasta and Kale Salad

…eveloped by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Sondra Parme…

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Establishing a Disaster Communication Plan

…ion plan with family members and other individuals that are part of your plan whether they live near you, or in another state or country. Once everyone has the information and knows the plan, be sure to practice carrying out the plan. Peopl…

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Alabama Extension Offers Drought Resources

… one of the hottest Septembers on record. The heat and drought are nothing new, though.

While only .2 percent of the state is in extreme drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor’s latest release, nearly 83 percent of the state is …

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Huntsville Gets New Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

…th law enforcement agencies through the SerPIE program to install permanent prescription drug drop boxes throughout the state of Alabama, including Madison County,” said Karnita Garner, an Alabama Extension environmental specialist.
New …

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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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4-H Launches “The Center of It All” Campaign

… said Gary Lemme, Alabama Extension director. “It is an important investment in both young people’s and the entire state’s future.”
Campaign Projects
Recently, Alabama 4-H received a gift of the 108 acres where the 4-H Center is …

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