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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 »

Fourteenth Annual Alabama 4-H Golf Classic is June 14 at FarmLinks Golf Course in Sylacauga

Auburn, Alabama –The 14th annual Alabama 4-H Golf Classic is set for Thursday, June 14, at FarmLinks Golf Course in Sylacauga. Golfers will interact with Alabama youth and reconnect with one of the largest youth development organizations in the state. Shotgun Start at 10 a.m. The Classic will feature a shotgun start, four-person team scramble and will begin at 10 ... 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 »

Alabama 4-H Members Hunt with Jackie Bushman

AUBURN, Alabama-Two Alabama 4-H members took part in a Buckmasters Inc. sponsored deer hunt Friday, Jan. 19, in Minter, Alabama. The hunt was videoed for The Jackie Bushman Show, and will air next fall on The Outdoor Channel. Tamara Phillips is a homeschooled sophomore. Drew Dunn, is a junior at Elmore County High School. Both are members of the River Region ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H’ers Bring Home Awards from National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference

Auburn, Alabama — Four Alabama 4-H’ers brought home awards from the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The Alabama team included Mia Daniels and Clayton Guy from Marengo County, Kenneth Reese from Jefferson County and Clay Woods from Limestone County. Avian Bowl Knowledge Contest Mia Daniels and Clayton Guy took part in the Avian Bowl knowledge contest. ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Wins NAE4-HA Interactive 4-H Educational Website Award

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AUBURN, Alabama — Alabama 4-H  recently won the National Interactive 4-H Educational Website Award with its 4-Hi website. The Alabama team was recognized at the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Alabama Team Members Members of the Alabama Extension team included Dr. Molly Gregg, 4-H Program Leader; Kimberly Graham, 4-H communications specialist; Bruce Dupree, Extension creative services manager; Aimee Lewis, ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Team Brings Home Reserve Championship

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AUBURN, Ala.— An Alabama 4-H team brought home the Reserve Championship prize from the North American 4-H Invitational Dairy Quiz Bowl Competition. Brothers Gavin and Ethan Rankins, Rice Nichols and Nathan Gullatt are all Lee County 4-H Club members and represented the state at the Louisville, Kentucky contest. Together, the team gave Alabama its best showing ever at the national ... Read More »

Alabama Quizbowl Team Excels at National Competition

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AUBURN, Ala.—An Alabama 4-H Livestock Quizbowl team placed fifth recently at the AKSARBEN 4-H Invitational Quizbowl Competition.  A composite team of youth from Bibb, Lauderdale and Tuscaloosa counties represented Alabama at the Grand Island, NE. contest.  In addition, Bibb County 4-H club member Josie Chance was the second-high individual for the contest. Chance and team members Tim Lambert, Bibb County; ... Read More »

Alabama Extension’s Betty Gottler Named to 2017 National 4-H Hall of Fame

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama Extension’s Betty Gottler has been selected as a National 4-H Hall of Fame Laureate. Gottler received the honor because of her significant contributions to 4-H, the nation’s premier youth development organization. She is one of 16 individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame during a special ceremony Oct. 6 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center ... Read More »

4-H Program Creates Positive Social Media Atmosphere for Kids

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 AUBURN, Ala. — The influence social media has on adolescents has become a prominent subject in recent years. This group of adolescents is not only developmentally vulnerable, but today’s youth make up the largest user base on social networking sites. According to a report by Common Sense Media, 75 percent of teenagers in America currently have profiles on social networks. Sixty-eight percent ... Read More »