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Best Management Practices for Timber Harvesters

…pplier of large amounts of clean water. 

The responsibility for enforcing the Water Quality Act of 1987 lies with a state-administered program with oversight by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This program is now being develo…

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Meet the Team – Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Extension

…r. They can answer questions over the phone, email, and letters. Because their area of responsibility covers the entire state, Extension Specialists do not typically have the resources to conduct on-site visits.

The following Auburn Univ…

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Livestock Carcass Disposal

…ith a high water table. If an incinerator is used to burn mortalities, use one approved by the Alabama ( APPINCINERATOR07.xls).

Four Alabama Department of Agriculture Veterinary Diagnos…

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Science School

…th a year. The Science School alone sees about 5,000 youth a year at the 4-H Center. These youth come from all over the state of Alabama, as well as Georgia.

The Alabama 4-H Science School outreach programs (Herp Journey and Raptor Trek)…

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Memorial or Tribute Gifts

…ing a cause you believe in.  Your memorial gift can establish an endowment, fund a scholarship, or help fund local and state level 4-H projects.

Contact a staff member by calling (334) 844-5536 or emailing We can a…

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Endowed Gifts

…minimum philanthropic investment of $10,000–either as an outright gift paid over time or through a bequest from your estate. Once established, the endowment is held permanently and is managed and invested by the Alabama 4-H Foundation. It…

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Feeding Broiler Litter to Beef Cattle

…nergy, and minerals, especially for brood cows and stocker cattle, which are the backbone of the cattle industry in the state. In addition to offering an economic advantage, using broiler litter in feed also helps to conserve plant nutrient…

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Growing Bull Minnows in Alabama

Bull minnows (Fundulus grandis), also known as gulf killifish, mudminnows, mudfish, cacahoes, and finger mullet, are commonly sold by bait dealers to recreational anglers for live bait. Bull minnows are supplied to bait dealers by fishermen…

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Senior Achievement

…e judged by a screening committee of Extension professionals, 4-H Volunteers, and appropriate industry representatives. State achievement awards will be presented in both Senior Level I and Senior Level II if applications are received on ti…

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Financial Assistance

Producers implementing conservation techniques on-farm are eligible for financial assistance through the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service. There are several forms of assistance available. These p…

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Understanding Soil pH

…s mostly calcium carbonate (CaCO3).
Dolomitic limestone must have at least 6 percent magnesium, according to Alabama state law. It is made from rocks that contain a mixture of calcium and magnesium carbonates. Dolomitic limestone also pr…

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Youth Council

…hip and leadership skills by attending and participating in the 4-H Youth Leadership Conference, 4-H Midwinter Retreat, State 4-H Ambassadors, and other leadership and citizenship events.
Help report the successes of the 4-H program to t…

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Alabama 4-H Sportfishing was created through a partnership with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division.

The program trains staff and volunteers to teach youth ages 9 to…

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Junior Naturalist Program

Alabama is a state rich in natural resources and ranked fifth in the nation in terms of biodiversity (variety of fauna and flora). This is possible because of our state’s extensive river system and five distinct physiographic land section…

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Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP)

…ng wildlife and fisheries habitat management to junior and senior level (ages 9-18) 4-H and FFA youth across the United States.

WHEP is the only national youth program that teaches wildlife and fish habitat management with a scientifical…

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