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PCREP: Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program

PCREP is a resource that teaches parents and guardians techniques that will help to improve the reading level and skills of children ages 4-6 in five key areas: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Parents k…

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Business One on One

What is Business 1-on-1?

Current and aspiring entrepreneurs gain advice in business operations: marketing, finance, industry regulations.
Business 1-on-1 provides opportunities for current and aspiring entrepreneurs to openly discus…

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Home Grounds: Urban Gardens and Sustainable Landscapes

Resource for all ages and all learning levels from novice to professional. Sustainable practices to manage landscapes, urban gardens, and home pests.

What is Home Grounds?

The Home Grounds program provides urban residents and small…

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Community Event Planning Guide

Introduction
Experienced Cooperative Extension or community service staff know how to plan an event. However, coordinating a good event is not enough when program funds are limited. Today, success means more than just inviting outstanding…

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Estate Planning: Managing your Affairs

Estate Plan
Do you know the answers to the following questions?

Who will make health care decisions if you are unable to make them yourself?
Who will manage your financial affairs if you become feeble or are in a nursing home?
W…

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Honey, I’m Home: Common Home Pests

As the seasons change and the temperature outside drops, cooler weather prompts bugs and rodents to seek a place to hang their winter hats. So, why not your home? The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) lists mice, opossums, raccoon…

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STREAM: Reading is Still Fundamental

Education for youth ages 5–18  Reading skills are vital to understanding STEM concepts and will lead to success across all disciplines. STREAM uses disciplinary literacy instruction to increase success in STEM classes and spark interest…

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Family Mealtime Matters

Focus on Mealtime
Research shows that youth who experience frequent family meals together, at least four to five times a week, are more confident and well adjusted, more socially interactive, perform better in school, consume healthier die…

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Your Professional Image

Your professional wardrobe says a lot about who you are whether you are aware of it or not. Your appearance reflects how you feel about yourself and it may be the only impression a stranger gets to see. A nice appearance is an investment i…

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Contagious Agalactia in Sheep and Goats

Contagious agalactiae (CA) is a form of mycoplasmosis. Mycoplasmosis or Mycoplasma is costly for the dairy sheep and goat industry and can lead to incidences of mastitis (inflammation of mammary glands), arthritis (inflammation of joints),…

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Disaster Planning for Persons with Special Needs

The Southeast is no stranger to drought, hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters that leave a path of death and destruction. That’s why it’s important to prepare, particularly for persons that have special needs. Anyone with special …

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Manufactured Home Safety

Proper installation of your manufactured home and a few precautions will help you to prevent storm and fire damage. The Forty-Second Congress of the United States passed the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Act in 1974…

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Rainwater Harvesting for Irrigation Water

While worldwide water consumption is rising at double the rate of the population, the amount of freshwater remains at only 2.5 percent of the world’s water resources. Rainfall replenishes much of the water we use; however, it is predicted t…

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Bioengineered Crops: Methods Used to Change Plants

Agriculture experts currently use five methods to change or modify plants. Some of these changes are considered bioengineering. Bioengineered crops (BE crops) are crafted by scientists to be resistant to pests, disease, and herbicides or…

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