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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 Foundation Awards $35,000 in Scholarships

…r the Alabama 4-H Foundation. “We’re honored to have awarded 35 scholarships to 4-H’ers from all across our great state. It is our goal to help these young people continue on their life journey and represent the values of Alabama 4-H….

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Alabama Extension Focused on Quality and Value

…h and problem solving.  Alabama Extension Director Gary Lemme said the organization’s educational outreach spans the state.

“Alabama Extension create economic opportunities for residents, provides the latest resources for improving …

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Lightning Bugs: Summer’s Night Light

…bama Master Gardeners program is used to expand the outreach mission of Extension. Volunteers from MG groups around the state work the phones answering questions—running the gamut from vegetable gardens to lawns and trees.

Call 1-877-A…

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Perilla Mint: Continue to Scout Through the Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – In some areas of the state, the hot, dry weather may have limited the availability of some forages. These conditions often tempt livestock to consume anything that is green. Some poisonous plants have become mast…

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Summer Care Important to Next Year’s Blueberries

…es continue to grow through late summer, but with mild winter temperatures and an early spring, blueberry bushes in the state are done producing.

Mallory Kelley, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System home grounds, gardens and home pest…

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4-H Outdoor Education Programs Excel in National Competitions

…f the team included Luke Koon, Logan Snipes, Kade Lucas and Abel Abernathy.

The team participated in the Alabama 4-H State Forestry Invitational in June at Auburn University Ag Heritage Park. After taking first place in the State competi…

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Beef Short Course Targets New Producers

… Alabama Extension beef specialist, says producers have the option to take the course at different locations around the state. The first set of classes are in August at the Chilton Research and Extension Center in Clanton. These are regiona…

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Alfa Awards Honor Extension Specialists for Helping Farmers

…ll. “We’re excited to recognize their research and Extension efforts, which have addressed problems relevant to the state’s $70 billion agriculture industry.”

The Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation sponsored the prizes create…

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Spotted Wing Drosophila Causing Problems in Fruit Crops

…ast, an Alabama Extension commercial horticulture agent, reveals one pest that is causing a problem in fruit around the state and country.
Spotted Wing Drosophila
Spotted wing drosophila is a type of fruit fly that causes problems in late…

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Alabama’s Black Bear

…e is there are populations of black bears living right here in Alabama. In fact, the black bear is Alabama’s official state mammal. As with any wildlife, there are certain things about black bears people should know.
Black Bear Populatio…

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Market Facilitation Program Registration Now Open

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Tariffs, issues with trading partners and natural disasters have lowered income for United States farmers and ranchers. On July 25, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced details surrounding the $16…

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