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Prepare Your Lawn for the Fall and Winter Months

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Cold weather and frosts mark the end of the growing season and the start of fall and winter. Now is a great time to prepare your lawn for the fall and winter months. It is time to get back outside and star…

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Walking Like a CHAMPION

Alabama Extension’s CHAMPION program launched a statewide campaign to get Alabama residents walking. County Extension offices in Calhoun, Houston, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Marshall, Mobile, and Tuscaloosa have established walking teams to sup…

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Walk Like a Champion with Alabama Extension

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University launched a statewide campaign to get Alabama residents walking. County Extension offices in Calhoun, Houston, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Marshall, Mobile, and Tu…

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Weight Bias Among Youth and Adults

What is Weight Bias?
Weight bias is defined as negative attitudes, beliefs, judgments, stereotypes, and discriminatory acts aimed at individuals because of weight. Weight bias can be overt or subtle. It exists in mainstream media, in homes…

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Extension Participates in 4-H National Youth Science Day 2019

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.–Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University participated in the 4-H launch of the 2019 National Youth Science Day (NYSD) challenge called Game Changers. Game Changers was designed by Google and the West…

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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is widely known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This chronic disease affects both males and females. Breast cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that develops in breast tissue. The cells change and form a tumor. As with other can…

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What is Urban Extension?

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – What is Urban Extension? This is the question featured on billboards launched in September of 2019. Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University created the billboards to bring awareness to Urban Extens…

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Burgess Awarded NEAFCS Award

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Apriell Burgess, an Alabama Extension urban regional agent, recently received the Continued Excellence Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS). Burgess was ho…

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Red Ribbon Week Slated for Oct. 23-31

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This week marks the beginning of Red Ribbon Week. This week is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program and will run from Oct. 23 – 31. Now is the ideal time to raise attention abo…

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Extension Specialist Receives 1890 Extension in Excellence Award

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Dorothy Brandon, an Alabama Extension specialist at Alabama A&M University, received the 1890 Extension in Excellence Award from the Association of Extension Administrators. Brandon was honored for her…

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Establishing a Disaster Communication Plan

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many people avoid answering questions that start with “what if.” This is why too few individuals have life insurance, wills or disaster plans. Having a disaster plan in place, will bring piece of mind …

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Urban Ag

Urban Ag: Urban Food Production & Sustainable Communities

What is Urban Ag?

Urban Ag is a program that provides education and training concerning research-based agricultural methods and business process management strategies to …

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Huntsville Gets New Prescription Drug Drop Boxes

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The opioid epidemic is having a huge impact on Alabama. In fact, in 2017, Alabama led the nation with the highest opioid prescription rate. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Alabama provid…

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Extension and Partners Hosted Successful Summer Mentor Program

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama A&M University and Tennessee State University completed another successful summer mentorship program. Synergistic Efforts to Reduce Pharmaceuticals in …

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Women and Girls in STEM: Balancing the System

Women in the United States have made significant strides in education and entry into the workforce. However, despite these advances, women are still underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Rep…

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