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Submitting Samples to Alabama Diagnostics Laboratories

Having unexpected mortality in poultry is never a good thing. Valuable resources for producers are the four Alabama State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories. All poultry from Alabama submitted to one of these labs are examined free of charg…

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Silvopasture

… Alabama’s small-scale private landowners—especially those who own fewer than 100 acres. Such landowners consistently state that their primary reason for owning land is to pass it on to their heirs, with outdoor recreation and scenic beau…

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Sheep Selection

…ther – Castrated male sheep, any age

 

The Ram
It is often said that the ram is half of the flock. This statement is largely true because the ram can sire many lambs, while the ewe can produce only two or three lambs during …

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Basal Area: A Measure Made for Management

…ve 40 acres of forestland that was recently assessed by a natural resource professional. The resulting timber appraisal states that there is an estimated 90 square feet of basal area per acre and the trees have an average diameter of 10 inc…

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Alabama Natural Resources Council

…inue this positive trend by promoting sustainable forest management to family forest owners.

Members of the ANRC are state leaders of government agencies and private organizations with an interest in forest resources. The Council collabo…

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Alabama Cougars: Sorting Fact From Fiction

…er a cougar in the wild or a photograph is a true sighting of a wild “Alabama cougar.”

Across the eastern United States, there are frequent reports of cougar sightings in areas where the big cat is thought to no longer exist. Alabama…

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Tree Planting Contracts for Landowners: FAQs

…What does the owner need?
This section outlines what the landowner would like the contractor to do. In other words, it states what will be planted. The location of the property is also sometimes designated, referencing Exhibit A (Table 1),…

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4-H S.A.F.E.

…nd events are conducted under the supervision of an adult volunteer or staff who has successfully completed the 12-hour state 4-H S.A.F.E. coach certification class.

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Archery

… positive youth development, not competition, should drive 4-H S.A.F.E. clubs. Each shooting sports discipline offers a state championship event, and the first place senior team may be eligible to attend the National 4-H Shooting Sports Cha…

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Shotgun

… positive youth development, not competition, should drive 4-H S.A.F.E. clubs. Each shooting sports discipline offers a state championship event, and the first place senior team may be eligible to attend the National 4-H Shooting Sports Cha…

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Hunting and Outdoor Skills

…ense fees, excise taxes on hunting arms and ammunition, as well as the direct economic effects of hunting in the United States alone exceed $14 billion annually. Indirect effects have been estimated conservatively in excess of $40 billion a…

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Rifle (BB Gun, Air Rifle, and Smallbore .22 Rimfire)

… positive youth development, not competition, should drive 4-H S.A.F.E. clubs. Each shooting sports discipline offers a state championship event, and the first place senior team may be eligible to attend the National 4-H Shooting Sports Cha…

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Western Heritage Project

…g. Education and positive youth development, not competition, should drive 4-H S.A.F.E. clubs. Each discipline offers a state championship event, and the first place senior team may be eligible to attend the National 4-H Shooting Sports Cha…

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Alabama Cottage Food Law: Making Jams and Jellies (Video III)

…t can be safely canned in a boiling water bath canner.

Alabama Extension teaches Cottage Food Law courses across the state. Find one near you.

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When making home-canned jams and jellies, use only recipes and procedures …

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Identification and Control of Snakes in Alabama

…d-dwelling birds. 

Pygmy rattlesnake. A small snake, with a maximum length of 30 inches. Distributed throughout the state, it is seldom encountered except during late summer. The small rattle can scarcely be heard more than 3 feet away….

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