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Alabama 4-H Members Win at National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference

AUBURN, Alabama– Alabama 4-H’ers did well in competition at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference recently. Three  members placed in the top 10 in the nation in their respective events. Rebekah Wood, Limestone County, placed third in Egg Preparation Demonstration; Aaron Hollaway, Marshall County, placed sixth in the Turkey Barbeque Contest and Trevor Byrd, Marion County, placed eighth in the Chicken Barbeque ... Read More »

Outdoor Etiquette: Mind Your Manners

outdoor etiquette

AUBURN, Ala.-People think of etiquette as something used at a dinner table, but etiquette is an important element of many outdoor activities. Hunting, fishing, hiking and even walking your dog all have an etiquette that you should follow. When you are hunting, do you know where you are hunting? Do you have permission to be on that property? Are you cleaning up ... Read More »

Boxwood Blight in Alabama

Boxwood Blight

AUBURN, Alabama-Fall is a great time to update your landscape, but this year, gardeners need to pay special attention to where and what they will be purchasing and planting. Boxwood is seen in many landscapes all over the South. Unfortunately over the past few years, a fungal disease- boxwood blight- has made its way to the United States from Europe ... Read More »

Tis the Season: Caring for your Christmas Tree

Auburn, Alabama—For most families, on Thanksgiving Day they say goodbye to the fall décor and hello to snowflakes, snowmen and Santa Claus. The one decoration that most people always seem to enjoy the most is the Christmas tree. Whether you choose to go with an artificial tree or a cut tree, the Christmas tree is one of the most recognizable ... Read More »

Getting Back to the Beef Basics

beef basics

AUBURN,AL—. Beef cattle are raised in every county of Alabama. The Alabama cattle industry is a $2.5 billion industry, making it the state’s second highest ranked commodity. Dr. Kim Mullenix, an Alabama Extension beef cattle specialist, sees the state’s booming cattle industry as an opportunity to further educate the producers and supporters of the Alabama beef cattle industry. That is why ... Read More »

Christmas Tree Farms in Alabama

Auburn, Alabama-For most Alabama families, Christmas only comes once a year, but for a select group of Alabama farmers, their Christmas lasts all year long. The farmers who grow and sell Christmas trees are surrounded by and care for one of the main symbols of the holiday every day. Christmas tree farms can be found all across Alabama. Chip East, an ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Quiz Bowl Team Takes on National Contest

Auburn, Alabama- Alabama 4-H was well represented at the national 4-H Quiz Bowl contest this year during the ARKSARBEN Stock Show in Omaha, Nebraska. The team from Alabama brought home fourth place in the nation. The team consisted of homeschooled students Grace and Nathan Gullatt from Lee County and Brantley High School students Cassidy and Cameron Catrett from Covington County. ... Read More »

4-H Football Day Nov. 21 at Auburn University

Auburn, AL—4-H members and volunteers from around the state will converge on the Auburn University campus Nov. 21 for a fun-filled day, and enjoy tailgating, Tiger Walk, pregame festivities including the Eagle flight and the football game. 4-H Football Day is sponsored by The Alabama Cooperative System, Alabama 4-H and Auburn University Athletics. Nancy Alexander, an Alabama Extension specialist in ... Read More »

Keep the Scare in your Jack-O-Lantern this Halloween

AUBURN, Alabama–With Halloween rapidly approaching, millions of people are headed to the pumpkin patches to select that perfect pumpkin for carving the family jack-o-lantern. The life span of the jack-o-lantern is a short one. The day after carving the pumpkin, there is a noticeable difference in the pumpkin and by the next night that scary face that you carved, is ... Read More »

Outdoor Classroom Workshops Available in October

AUBURN, Alabama— 4-H, alongside the Alabama Wildlife Federation, will host workshops on “How to Develop an Effective and Sustainable Outdoor Classroom.” Workshops, taught by April Waltz, conservation education specialist and outdoor classroom coordinator for AWF, are set for Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Florence, Thursday, Oct. 22 in Huntsville and Wednesday Oct. 28 in South Birmingham. Doyle Keasal, an environmental educator ... Read More »