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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 »

Alabama 4-H Has Outstanding Program Year

AUBURN, Ala. – As America recognizes National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7, Alabama 4-H has a lot to celebrate. It had a banner year for 2016-2017. Total enrollment for the youth organization in the state was 184,021. That is a 27 percent increase from the previous year. “Alabama 4-H has experienced tremendous growth over the last three-years. We have taken what we value from ... Read More »

Alabama Extension’s FCD TEAM Receives Anti-Bullying Hero Award

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AUBURN, Alabama — Alabama Extension’s Family and Child Development Team recently received an Anti-Bullying Hero Award for the implementation of its Be SAFE program. The award was given June 21 during the Hero Awards Luncheon at the Anti-Bullying Summit in Peachtree City, Georgia. The Hero Award honors individuals or groups who take the initiative to be “upstanders” and work for change in schools and ... Read More »

Thigpen Joins Alabama 4-H Foundation Board

AUBURN, Alabama — Carl S. Thigpen joined the Alabama 4-H Foundation Board recently. Thigpen is executive vice president and chief investment officer of Protective Life Corporation, a post he has held since 2007. He is also president of Protective Investment Advisors. “We look forward to Carl Thigpen serving on the 4-H Foundation Board,” said Tommy Elliott, secretary-treasurer of the Alabama 4-H ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Opportunities Continue Empowering Youth

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AUBURN, Ala. — More than 100 years later, Alabama 4-H empowers youth’s heads, hearts, hands and health. Founded in 1909, Alabama 4-H, which is the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s youth development component, works with young people in each of Alabama’s 67 counties. “The 4-H program provides youth with opportunities and experiences to build their capacity of becoming college and career ready,” ... Read More »

Alabama State 4-H Horse Show Moves to Rainsville

AUBURN, Ala. – The Alabama State 4-H Horse Show, set for July 6-9, moves to a new location.  This year, the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville will host the event. Dr. Courteney Holland, an Alabama Extension equine specialist,  said that moving the show to Rainsville offered a number of benefits. “This is a great area that is family-friendly with ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Sends Four Shooting Sports Teams to Nationals

AUBURN, Ala.—For the first time in Alabama 4-H history, four teams from the state are attending the shooting sports National Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska June 25-30. Shooting Sports Teams Attend Nationals The shotgun, air rifle, archery and .22 smallbore rifle teams representing the Alabama 4-H Shooting, Awareness, Fun and Education (S.A.F.E.) Shooting Sports project are slated to compete in ... Read More »

Thirteenth Annual Alabama 4-H Golf Classic is June 15 at FarmLinks Golf Course in Sylacauga

Auburn, Alabama — Golfers from around the state will interact with Alabama youth, reconnect with one of the largest youth development organizations and play one of Alabama’s unique courses during the 13th annual Alabama 4-H Golf Classic at FarmLinks Golf Course in Sylacauga. Set for Tuesday, June 15, the classic will give the public an opportunity to learn about 4-H ... Read More »