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Alabama is home to more than 4.7 million people. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System reaches one in three Alabamians, providing research-based educational programs in agriculture; forestry, wildlife, and natural resources; family and consumer sciences; economic and community development; 4-H and youth development; and urban affairs.

Socio-economic data can provide important insights into the residents of the state’s 67 counties.  This county data is an important tool of Alabama Extension, which uses it to target and fine tune its programs.

One resource used by Extension can be found at

Poverty by County

Barriers to Prosperity: Data Sheet 2020


Alabama Extension’s recommendations include products by active ingredients and labeled use rates for the primary pests of turfgrass. Before using an insecticide, it is important to properly identify the pest. Alabama Extension has information describing the identification, biology, and management of many of the important pests of turfgrass. If an insecticide is needed, read the labeled instructions even if you have previously used the product. There have been changes in insecticide labeling recently, especially related to location and timing.

Download the Commercial Turf and Lawn Weeds IPM Guide, IPM-0022.

IPM guides for other crops as well as a general IPM overview, safety recommendations and directions for submitting samples can be found in the Integrated Pest Management Guides.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact Extension Communications and Marketing at 334-844-5696 or

This activity introduces the engineering design process through building and driving a rover. In this lesson, youth will

  • learn how to navigate by writing instructions
  • build a rover
  • navigate the red planet by moving their rover from the landing site to another site on the planet

This activity is a part of the 4-H Goes to Mars! – A Virtual Science Adventure camp.


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4 p.m. Live Session

The live session will begin with a presentation by the topic leaders for the day. Participants will not be able to see each other during this time because of the session being recorded. When the presentation is over, the recorder will be turned off and the meeting will be opened up for participants to ask questions and share their experiences with the activity at hand. Participants must pre-register at 4-H Goes to Mars!


You may order the challenge kit at the site listed below. You may also simply download the activity’s youth guidelines as well.

National 4-H STEM Challenge – Mars Base Camp Kit

Mars Base Camp Youth Guide

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