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Extension Spotlight: Henry Dorough

Auburn, Alabama —From the farm to the forest, Talladega County Extension Coordinator Henry Dorough has one driving force, helping people. Helping Farmers Committed to helping farmers see success, Dorough cherishes the relationships and the victories he experiences through his work as an agent. “Part of the job is going out and finding the research and the data to help farmers ... Read More »

Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

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Auburn, Alabama — With the summer months here, many have one thing in mind…vacation! The one time of the year you get to kick off your shoes and take a break from the hustle and bustle that daily life sends your way. Just a week away from your daily routine can leave you feeling revitalized and ready to tackle anything that ... Read More »

Prepare Now–Avoid Flood and Water Damage Later

AUBURN, Ala. – Tropical Storm Cindy has dumped heavy rains from Texas to Alabama, causing localized flooding in many locations.  Advance preparations can reduce your risk of flood damage to interior contents and reduce loss of important items. Before making any changes, check with your local code and housing officials, insurance representatives and floodplain manager to ensure the changes meet regulations. ... Read More »

Are you Ready? Stock Basics for Emergencies

Stock Emergency Supplies

AUBURN, Ala. – A tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico appears poised to be the first tropical storm to make landfall in the United States this year. The National Weather Service has warned that the system’s rains mean significant flash flooding is possible. Coastal Alabama is at higher risk,  but the entire state could be at risk from the ... Read More »

Extension Launches New Nutrition Website

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AUBURN, Ala. – The Alabama Cooperative Extension System recently launched a new website in conjunction with its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) social media initiative, Live Well Alabama. The social media initiative launched in early 2017 to better reach residents across the state with research-based nutrition and physical activity education. Live Well Alabama Initiative “The Live Well Alabama ... Read More »

Struempler Receives the 2017 National Jeanne M. Priester Award

Struempler & part of her team

AUBURN, Alabama —Dr. Barbara Struempler received the Jeanne M. Priester Award in the Leadership May 3 for her exemplary leadership to Alabama Extension and Cooperative Extension nationwide in the area of health and wellness. Her Extension career embodies the use of research generated by land-grant universities to achieve lasting, measurable and practical results, notably the upward mobility of countless millions ... Read More »

Blood Pressure: What’s Your Number?

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AUBURN, Alabama — Approximately 75 million people in the United States have high blood pressure. This means one out of every three people is impacted by this disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, kidney disease, heart failure and other heath concerns. These illnesses contribute to approximately 1,000 ... Read More »

Statewide Extension Partners take steps to build a culture of health April 24-28

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Normal, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit is taking its first steps toward “Building a Culture of Health” by leading a health and wellness initiative across the state of Alabama. During the week of April 24-28, Extension staff from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU), Auburn University, and Tuskegee University will conduct various local or ... Read More »

Dangers of Sexting

Auburn, Alabama — Parents and adolescents are often unaware of the dangers of sexting. “Sexting,” the act of sending or receiving sexual content through cellular devices, is one of the largest consequences of unhindered access to sexualized media. The epidemic of using cell phones to send explicit messages is rampant among adolescents across the country. Dr. Barbara Baker, executive director of ... Read More »

Alabama Extension to Hold Disaster Preparedness Expo March 25 in Huntsville

Huntsville,  Alabama — Natural and manmade disasters have the ability to disrupt lives, and without careful planning can have adverse effects for years to come. To help individuals, families, businesses and non-profit organizations to better prepare, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit will hold its first Urban Living Expo (ULE) Saturday, March 25  from ... Read More »