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Lee County 4-H Forestry Team Wins State Competition

Lee County 4-H Forestry Invitational winners

AUBURN, Ala.–The Lee County 4-H Forestry senior team recently won the annual Alabama 4-H State Forestry Invitational. The team will also represent Alabama in the upcoming National 4-H Forestry Invitational in Weston, West Virginia, July 29 through Aug. 2. Members of the team include Carey Nichols, Ethan Rankins, Nathan Gullatt and Rice Nichols. The invitational was held at Lakepoint Resort ... Read More »

Winston County 4-H Wildlife Team Wins State Competition

2018 WHEP winners

AUBURN, Ala.–The Winston County 4-H Wildlife senior team recently won the annual Alabama Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Contest. The team will also represent Alabama in the upcoming National WHEP Contest in Winter Harbor, Maine, July 22-25. Members of the team include Tommy Lee Daniel, Ethan Smith, Suzie Feist and Destiny Walker. The team is coached by Wendy Daniel, an Alabama ... Read More »

Project WILD Workshops Scheduled for May and June

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AUBURN, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System in partnership with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is hosting a series of Project WILD workshops this summer for educators. Alabama 4-H will provide opportunities for new faces to get involved, and will also update volunteers and other educators with prior WILD experience on revised curriculum. Changes will include revisions to the Project WILD K-12 and ... Read More »

ALABAMA 4-H TO PARTICIPATE IN TIGER GIVING DAY 2018

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AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn University Foundation’s Tiger Giving Day returns Feb.  21 and Alabama 4-H is one of the programs people can support. Contributions to Alabama 4-H on Tiger Giving Day will help supply the 4-H Science School with new equipment. “To stay innovative with curriculum offerings and hands-on learning experiences, the 4-H Science School is in need of program ... Read More »

Body Quest Encourages Better Food and Drink Choices, Increase Physical Activity

Body Quest

AUBURN, Ala.— A group of anime characters, the Body Quest Warriors, are leading the fight to prevent childhood obesity. For the past seven years, thousands of third graders across Alabama have taken charge of their health by participating in Alabama Extension’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed) obesity prevention initiative Body Quest: Food of the Warrior. The innovative youth initiative brings technology ... 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 »

Posts, Tweets, Pins Encourage Healthier Lifestyle Choices

AUBURN, Ala. – Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. The new initiative launched in early 2017 to better reach residents across the state with research-based education. Live Well Alabama, which focuses on nutrition and physical activity, can now easily be found on Facebook, Twitter and ... Read More »

Billboards Say Eat Better, Move More, Make a Change 

Auburn, Ala.— Eat Better. Move More. Make a Change. Three key messages featured across billboards in Alabama until March 2017. Alabama Extension’s Nutrition Education Program (NEP), nationally funded by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education, created a series of billboards that aim to prevent and reduce obesity in underserved Alabama communities. The billboard campaign will reach all corners of Alabama ... Read More »