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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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Feeding Birds

…-crowned kinglets. Other migrating species may also be seen briefly during the fall and spring as they pass through the state of Alabama. 

Winter feeding is probably more appreciated by birds than summer feeding. This is especially true…

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Alabama Cottage Food Law: Food Safety (Video II)

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

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Food safety should be your first consideration in preparing food for your family or for your customers. Before you start to prepar…

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Black Widow and Recluses

…y resemble the brown recluse and are difficult to distinguish from them. These two species are not native to the United States, however, and have been found in only a few small, isolated locations.

The color of recluses ranges along a sp…

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Alabama Cottage Food Law: Rules and Regulations (Video I)

…Cottage Food Law went into effect in 2014 and provides guidance and information for cottage food entrepreneurs. The law states that individuals can produce certain nonhazardous foods in their homes.  Cottage food cannot be sold to restaura…

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Flood and Water Damage

…evel for your home or to a higher floor.
Raise outlets and switches to higher levels in rooms if allowed by local or state codes.
Install ground fault circuit interrupters to prevent electrical hazards.

 

Appliances and H…

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Technology

…ental, and public safety through the Emergency Alert System.
Ready.gov
 
Used by permission of the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
Use pesticides only according to the directions on the label. Follow all directions…

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Kitchen Composting

…edu/pubs/_h/H164.pdf.

Hamilton, D. (n.d.) Vermicomposting: Composting with worms. Retrieved from http://pods.dasnr.okstate.edu/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-10332/BAE-1742web2016.pdf.

United states Environmental Protection Agency. (201…

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Drought Management Strategies for Sheep and Goats

… animal well-being and production, including on-farm finances.

Following Long-Range Forecasts
Drought in the United States is monitored through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-L…

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Emergency Preparation for Dogs

…umber. In addition, put a temporary identification tag on your dog with the phone number of your veterinarian or out-of-state relative or friend. There is a good chance the phones may not work after a disaster. More permanent forms of ident…

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Caregivers’ Guide for Sheltering and Evacuating

…wever, check with the local sheltering authority to see if service animals are allowed at evacuation facilities.
Many states designate shelters that allow animals. Other shelters may prohibit them.
Plan ahead for the supplies the service…

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Alabama Cottage Food Law Course

…Cottage Food Law went into effect in 2014 and provides guidance and information for cottage food entrepreneurs. The law states that individuals can produce certain nonhazardous foods in their homes. As part of the law, individuals who wish …

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Diabetes in an Emergency

…ess, headache, dizziness, anxiety, or extreme hunger.
Diabetes and You, HE-0291
Used by permission of the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
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Stress Management

…” as you strive for achievement.
Prioritize. Use the 80-20 rule originated by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto that states, “80 percent of the reward comes from 20 percent of the effort.” The trick to prioritizing is to isolate and …

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Produce Safety Rule

… nuts, fungi, root, leafy, sprout and vine-stalk vegetables) is the number one cause of foodborne illness in the United States. These outbreaks account for nearly half of all foodborne illnesses.

A new produce safety rule focusing on set…

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