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2020 WHEP Registration Tipsheet

You must have a 4HOnline family profile in order to register for events with Alabama 4-H. If you do not already have one, contact your county Extension office for assistance.
How to complete WHEP registration.
Once your family profile has…

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2020 Alabama WHEP Contest

The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is a hands-on natural resources program that is dedicated to teaching wildlife and fisheries habitat management to young people. This year, the Alabama WHEP Contest will be held June 4-5 at Chea…

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COVID-19 Update: Reviewed March 12, 2020

Learn more about COVID-19, an emerging respiratory disease and what you can do to help protect yourself and your family.
Latest Information
On 11 March, the United States announced it would restrict and suspend the entry into the Unit…

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Rethinking Youth Mentoring: A 2020 Vision

Mentoring is a prevention and intervention strategy that is a critical asset to a youth’s successful path to adulthood. This belief is supported by research that shows mentoring programs can have a positive impact on youth in the areas of…

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Your Daily Briefing

Welcome to Your Daily Briefing for Friday, March 27, 2020
Yesterday afternoon, the United States reached a critical milestone. Our country passed Italy and China as the nation with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19. Also announced yeste…

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Residents Discover National Forests Through Alabama Water Watch

Alabama Water Watch (AWW) is the statewide volunteer water monitoring program that is supported by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and is based at Auburn University. For nearly 30 years, AWW has been training citizens to collect cr…

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Vital Testing Labs Open for Business

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Farming waits for no man and no virus. Farmers across Alabama must keep their operations running while following health guidelines. To help ensure farmers have the resources they need, agricultural testing labs on …

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State Impact: 4-H Project Work

Head, Heart, Hands and Health
Alabama 4-H young people learn, lead, and make a difference.

4-H young people learn workforce development skills such as time-management, networking, and accountability in addition to cognitive skills used …

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Applying Soil Amendments of Organic Origin to Agricultural Land

Organic soil amendments can be a beneficial and cost-effective alternative to fertilizers. But you need to know the right ones to apply to your land. Learn approved applications of various organic matter.

Soil amendments of…

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Education Beyond High School: Affordable for Alabama Families

Access to education beyond high school is important for all young people. Many communities in the state of Alabama have jobs that require postsecondary education.

Postsecondary means education after high school. Graduating from…

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Alabama Extension Provides COVID-19 Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – As the pace of reported coronavirus (COVID-19) cases accelerates across the United States, events that bring many people together are being canceled. Austin, Texas officials canceled the South by Southwest Festiv…

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An Informational Guide to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With new details emerging daily about the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people prepare to face this disease. The following resources about COVID-19 can help you better understan…

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Pond Building: Pond Maintenance

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

Dam and Spillway Maintenance
Once a pond is completed, the dam and spillways require some maintenance….

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Pond Building: Establishing Vegetation

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

The final step in good pond construction, and one of the most important, is to establish good vegetative …

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Pond Building: Pond Construction

*This is an excerpt from Pond Building: A Guide to Planning, Constructing & Maintaining Recreational Ponds, ANR – 1114. 

Permit Requirements
The owner must obtain any required permits before hiring a contractor. If wetlands are…

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