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Discovery Drives Innovation: Where Scholarship and Research Meet Real-World Impact

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By Dr. Steven Leath, Auburn University President An earlier article offered a personal perspective on the enduring relevancy of land-grant universities and proposed three overarching responsibilities leaders of those institutions face in meeting the challenges of the 21st century: Inspiring, educating and preparing students for life; Conducting groundbreaking scholarship and research; and Engaging students, faculty and partners to apply that ... Read More »

Protecting Backyard Chickens from Avian Influenza

Protect Backyard Chickens from avian influenza

AUBURN, Alabama–Migratory water fowl are on the move, and with them, the threat of avian influenza. Alabama Cooperative Extension System scientists point out avian influenza is spread by migrating water fowl such as ducks and geese. However, Dr. Joe Hess, an Alabama Extension poultry scientists, said backyard flock owners can follow some easy biosecurity guidelines to help ensure their birds’ ... Read More »

Alabama Extension: Improving Alabama’s Quality of Life and Economy

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Southern Rust Detected in South Alabama Corn

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AUBURN, Ala.— Alabama Cooperative Extension System plant pathologists have confirmed the presence of southern corn rust in a corn variety trial at the Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center. Alabama Extension plant pathologist Dr. Austin Hagan, said the weather patterns over the past week have been favorable for rust intensification. “The forecast calls for rain showers for the next week, ... Read More »

Growing Local: The World of Wine in Alabama Vineyards

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By: Judith Hill Auburn, Alabama — You don’t have to travel to the west coast to experience some of the most amazing and tasty vineyards. That’s right, right here in Alabama there are more than 10 fully operating grape vineyards that welcome visitors daily. Most Alabama natives are unaware of how prevalent grape vineyards are in the state until they ... Read More »

Growing Local: The World of Wine in Alabama Vineyards

vineyards

Auburn, Alabama — You don’t have to travel to the west coast to experience some of the most amazing and tasty vineyards. That’s right, right here in Alabama there are more than 10 fully operating grape vineyards that welcome visitors daily. Most Alabama natives are unaware of how prevalent grape vineyards are in the state until they happen upon one for themselves. ... Read More »

Alabama’s Unique Quail Trail

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Auburn, Alabama — The Alabama Quail Trail is a quail hunting experience you will not find anywhere else. Each quail trail lodge has a custom experience built by its owners and operators. Every place on the trail has its own features for every quail hunter to enjoy such as the hunting land, the bird dogs, lodging and food. Alabama is part ... Read More »

Bagworms in Ornamentals

Auburn, Ala.– Bagworms are serious pests of ornamental evergreens in Alabama.  Their favorite plants are junipers, cypress, cedars and arborvitae.  Occasionally, bagworms are found on hardwoods.  Bagworms are commonly found from the Atlantic states westward into Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, and north into Illinois and Ohio. “Bagworm caterpillars damage plants by eating the foliage,” said Dani Carroll, a regional agent in ... Read More »

2016 State 4-H Dairy Poster Winners

Auburn, Ala.—The 4-H Dairy Poster Contest has been held annually in Alabama for more than 30 years. The goal of the contest is to get more youth involved in the dairy industry and to help educate youth about the benefits of dairy.   The contest is open to any 4-H’er in the state and is sponsored by Alabama Extension and the Southwest ... Read More »

New App Helping EFNEP Educators Reach More Hispanic Clients

Auburn, Alabama—Thanks to new iPads and an app called “Speak and Translate” Alabama Extension nutrition educators in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) are reaching more Spanish speaking clients. Approximately eight different class groups are being conducted in Alabama to Spanish speaking clients. The majority of these clients are enrolled in Eating Smart Being Active and Today’s Mom ... Read More »