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We have made reasonable efforts to assure the accuracy of all information on this site. However, many links are outside of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System domain, and we are not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites.

The views expressed on this web server do not necessarily reflect those of Alabama A&M UniversityAuburn University, or the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

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All information contained within this site is issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work in agriculture and home economics, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, and other related acts, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) offers educational programs, materials, and equal opportunity employment to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.

Affirmative Action, Civil Rights, Diversity, and ADA Accessibility

Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. Educational programs serve all people regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, marital status, family/parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. Everyone is welcome. Please let us know if you have accessibility needs.

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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System respects both the privacy of individuals who use its websites and the privacy and security of the information they provide to the System. Alabama Extension is committed to ensuring the security of your sensitive and confidential information. We are committed to having reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the information we collect online.


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As a general rule, Alabama Extension does not track individual visitor profiles but does reserve the right to use log data to investigate resource management or security concerns.

Visitors using online forms or applications on our web pages may choose to supply information voluntarily. Information collected via such web forms will be securely maintained and be used only for the purposes for which it was supplied. Pages collecting such information should be transparent about the information they are collecting as well as the purpose for the data collection.

Alabama Extension policy does not allow the release of personally identifiable information to third parties (other than its agents when required for Extension business) except with permission of the person identified or as allowed or required by law.