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Farm City Day Connects Students To Agricultural Roots

AUTAUGAVILLE, Ala.—For more than sixty years, counties throughout Alabama have celebrated Farm City Week. Different events designed to bring rural and urban communities together happen throughout the state during the month of November. The 2016 Farm City Week theme is “Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy Planet.” Farm City Day Field Trip Extension offices throughout the state are active participants in ... Read More »

Alfa Dorm at Alabama 4-H Youth Development Center Rededicated

Columbiana, Alabama — Members of the Alabama 4-H Foundation, Alfa Insurance and the Alabama Farmers Federation gathered at the Alabama 4-H Youth Development Center in Columbiana Nov. 10 for a special ribbon cutting rededicating the Alfa Dorm. “The Alfa Dorm at the Alabama 4-H Center has housed thousands of young 4-H campers since its construction in 1984.  The renovation of ... Read More »

4-H Give to Grow Scientists

For nearly 10 years, youth in Lauderdale County have enjoyed the challenge of building and programming Lego Robots. The fun started with the Lego RCX units, and has evolved to include the Lego Mindstorm robots and the newest Lego EV3 robots. Hattin Berryman, a seventh grader at Waterloo School, has been in the club for three years. “4-H came to ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H and Youth Football Day Nov. 19

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama 4-H members and volunteers from all over the state will gather on the campus of Auburn University Nov. 19 for a fun-filled day. Members can participate in tailgating, Tiger Walk and pregame festivities before entering Jordan-Hare Stadium for the game. Nancy Alexander, an Alabama Extension specialist in 4-H and Youth Development, hopes that Alabama 4-H members ... Read More »

Young people flourish in 4-H Horse Club

Auburn, Alabama–Anna Moates is an accomplished 4-H Horse Club participant. During her seven-year membership, she has developed confidence and skills that inspire her to overcome obstacles to her personal growth. Anna lives with Down Syndrome, but refuses to allow her disability to hold her back. The 4-H community provides young people with hands-on educational experiences in positive environments. The program offers guidance from ... Read More »

4-H Give to Grow 4-H: The Future

Auburn, Alabama — Attending a 4-H club meeting at age 8 was all it took to set Andrew Williamson on a life path of service to others. “Andrew is a true leader and has a lot of potential,” said Alabama 4-H Agent Assistant for Morgan County, Sharon Fisher. “As the years have gone by, he has found his own voice, and ... Read More »

How to start a 4-H club in your area

AUBURN, Ala. – 4-H, the youth development and education program of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, has successfully educated numerous kids and fostered them through learning-by-doing activities. What is 4-H?  The 4-H motto is, “To Make the Best Better”, which is exactly what the organization strives to do. Extension specialists and agents work to develop life skills and provide educational programs for youth.  ... Read More »

Cherokee County 4-H’ers Place 5th in National Competition

AUBURN, Ala.— For more than 100 years, Alabama 4-H has helped young people develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders. The Cherokee County 4-H Livestock Quizbowl team is an example of the excellence Alabama 4-H fosters through excellent volunteers and Extension personnel. Cherokee County 4-H livestock quizbowl team members returned victorious from the National 4-H Livestock Quizbowl on Sept. 24. The team competed ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Science School Grows Curiosity

The Alabama 4-H Science School’s mission is to excite our students about the outdoors, and be proud to live in Alabama. The Science School annually teaches outdoor and adventure-based classes to nearly 4,500 students of all ages from across the state… and beyond. With a highly qualified and experienced educational staff, it operates winter, spring, summer or fall. All of the ... Read More »

Youth to Explore Drones in World’s Largest Youth-Led Engineering Design Challenge

Auburn , Ala. –Drones are revolutionizing the way we work and play, whether you are a filmmaker looking for the perfect aerial shot, a rescue worker mapping damage from a natural disaster or a farmer determining how to increase crop yield. “As drones play an increasingly important role in the world around us, 4‑H National Youth Science Day (NYSD), set ... Read More »