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E-Waste Institute

…developed a comprehensive e-waste management system. Educating the public and being an advocate for positive community, state, and national change are part of the land-grant mission of Alabama A&M University (AAMU). The E-Waste Institut…

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Urban 4-H Health Rocks!®


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Call or email us to reserve a Health Rocks!® session for your school, group or organization.
State Office
Alabama A&M University
Dr. Angela Williams
Office: (256) 372-5713

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Urban 4-H LIFE

…ing reduces aggressive behavior and alcohol/drug use among high-risk youth.

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Alabama A&M University – State Office

Dr. Angela Williams
Office: (256) 372-5713



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Basics of Saltwater Shrimp Farming

…echnical expertise to be successful. Learn some of the basics of shrimp farming.
Farm Location
As in commercial real estate, location, location, and location are the three most important considerations when selecting a site for shrimp far…

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Handling and Preserving Seafood from Water to Table

Nearly 35 percent of all seafood caught in the United States is caught by marine sport fishermen. In fact, studies show sport fishermen often seek the same species as commercial fishermen. Most sport fishermen eat what they catch; therefore…

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Smoking Alabama Seafood

…ide, smoking still ranks alongside salting and drying as one of the most used forms of food preservation. In the United States and some other developed countries, however, smoking has become somewhat of a forgotten art.

Besides simply be…

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…ental Education
The Engaging Citizens through Environmental Education component adapts programs regionally across the state that focuses on wildlife recovery and sustainability, GPS and geocaching, disaster preparedness, and urban forestr…

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Alabama Shellfish Aquaculture Situation and Outlook Report 2016

…the first time, students from Mississippi are in the class because there is interest in starting oyster farming in that state.

Download a PDF of the 2016 Alabama Shellfish Aquaculture Survey and letter.

Download a PDF of the Alabama S…

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Weed Management in Lakes and Ponds

…her important biological control agent. This fish, a native of Russian and Chinese rivers, was imported into the United States in 1963 and evaluated as a potential food fish and aquatic weed control agent. It was evident from the start that…

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2016 Alabama Farm-Raised Catfish Industry Highlights


U.S. farm-raised catfish is the ninth most popular item of all fish and seafood products consumed in the United States. Americans eat 15.5 pounds of fish and seafood per person per year, and each American eats 0.56 pounds of U.S. fa…

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TMI: Teens Making Impact

Health and Physical Fitness – Personalized approaches to healthy eating and physical fitness using the United States Department of Agriculture’s MyPyramid
Etiquette – Etiquette and grace for minding your manners in social setti…

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Planting Longleaf Pine in the Southern Urban Landscape

…the Southeast. With little attention, longleaf pine trees can be grown in parks and residential areas across the United States.

History. Longleaf forests played an integral part in the development of our country, supporting early industr…

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Freezing Summer’s Bounty of Vegetables

…ion that destroys the fresh flavor in some vegetables. If vegetables are not blanched, enzymes are left in their active state, resulting in a change in flavor and color to the vegetables after about 4 to 6 weeks of freezer storage. An off o…

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Assessing and Managing Storm-Damaged Timber

…s the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) or the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), alert the local United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) or the Farm Service Agency (FSA) off…

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