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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

…or program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities m…

Estate Planning: Managing your Affairs

Estate Plan
Do you know the answers to the following questions?

Who will make health care decisions if you are unable to make them yourself?
Who will manage your financial affairs if you become feeble or are in a nursing home?

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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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Growing Annual Plants from Seeds

…ble plastic bag if you are uncertain about the viability of older seeds. Beginning with the earliest germination period stated on the seed packet, check seeds every couple of days until complete germination occurs.  Count the germinated se…

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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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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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Women and Girls in STEM: Balancing the System

Women in the United States have made significant strides in education and entry into the workforce. However, despite these advances, women are still underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).


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Controlling Weeds in Your Lawn

Many people across the state of Alabama routinely deal with problematic weeds growing in their yard. Weed removal may seem like a simple task, but the results could be devastating if not done correctly. Here are some steps to consider befor…

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Alabama Extension Participates in NUEC 2019

… 2019, individuals from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs (the state office) participated in the National Urban Extension Conference (NUEC). The University of Washington in Seattle ho…

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What You Need to Know About Elder Abuse

… daily basic needs of an older adult such as food, water, shelter, clothing, bathing, or providing medical care. In the state of Alabama, this also includes self-neglect.
Abandonment occurs when an older adult is intentionally left alone…

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Caring for Aging Relatives

…anges are costly, so be sure to find out if private or public funding is available to offset these added costs.

Some states have programs that allow individuals to pay for caregivers, which includes family members. Visit the National Res…

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kNOw to Stroke

…on. (2019). What is TIA? Retrieved from

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Brain basics: Preventing stroke. Retrieved from  https://www.ninds.nih….

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Youth Visit AAMU for STEM Day 2019

…Era of STEM” highlights the rise of STEM innovation around the country.

STEM education and careers help the United States to be competitive in a global market. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics expects science and engineerin…

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Pike County Gets New Prescription Drop Box

…after hours by calling the dispatcher on the phone outside the entrance doors. Drop boxes are also available across the state.
Where to find drop boxes
During the last three years, Alabama Extension’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditiona…

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