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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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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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Controlling Weeds in Your Lawn

Many people across the state of Alabama routinely deal with problematic weeds growing in their yard. Weed removal may seem like a simple task, but the results could be devastating if not done correctly. Here are some steps to consider befor…

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Summer Heat and Rabbit Production

Summer heat affects rabbit production. Follow these tips to avoid heat stress and breeding problems with rabbits.
Introduction
Novice rabbit producers need to be aware of summer heat and the challenges it presents in managing rabbit produ…

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Obedience Training for Dogs

Introduction
New canine owners often assume that their new dog will automatically behave without formal training. They fail to realize that obedience training is what develops a dog into a compatible companion animal. Without obedience tra…

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Soft Skills in Today’s Job Market

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – With unemployment at a near 50-year low, there are more job openings than there are job seekers in today’s labor market. Now is the time to enhance your employable skills, so you can stand out from the cro…

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Protected: Volunteer in Urban Programs (VIP) Evaluation

Thank you for volunteering with Volunteer in Urban Programs. Because your input is valuable, we ask that you complete this evaluation. Your comments and suggestions will help us to improve the quality of our volunteer program.

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Protected: Volunteer in Urban Programs (VIP) Application

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Urban Affairs & New Nontraditional Programs State Office strives to provide a safe environment for all persons involved in Urban Extension Programs. This application will be used to determine el…

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs ar…

Alabama Extension Participates in NUEC 2019

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – From May 20-23, 2019, individuals from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs (the state office) participated in the National Urban Extension Conference …

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What You Need to Know About Elder Abuse

People are living longer. Unfortunately, elder abuse cases rise as the population of older adults rises in Alabama and across the nation. The National Council on Aging estimates that 1 in 10 Americans has experienced some form of elder abus…

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Summer Food Safety Tips

Due to a variety of factors, including warmer temperatures, foodborne illness increases in summer. Stay healthy and safe during warmer months by following these summer food safety tips.
When Bringing Food to a Picnic or Cookout

Use an…

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Grilling Season: Stay Healthy

The long-awaited summer season is here and with that comes outdoor grilling. Memorial Day is seen as the official holiday to pull the grill out and to host a barbecue with family and friends.
Tips for Healthy Barbecues
Grilling meats is a…

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