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Dangers of Sexting

Auburn, Alabama — Parents and adolescents are often unaware of the dangers of sexting. “Sexting,” the act of sending or receiving sexual content through cellular devices, is one of the largest consequences of unhindered access to sexualized media. The epidemic of using cell phones to send explicit messages is rampant among adolescents across the country. Dr. Barbara Baker, executive director of ... Read More »

Dairy U Returns to Auburn University

Dairy U

AUBURN, Ala. – Dairy U is returning to the campus of Auburn University for a day of learning and fun. Dairy U is an educational, hands-on workshop for youth that introduces them to the world of dairy cattle. The event will be held Saturday, April 22, at the Auburn Beef Teaching Unit from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dairy U, ... Read More »

Amanda Henry Hollaway Joins Alabama 4-H Foundation Board

Amanda Henry Hollaway was recently appointed to the Alabama 4-H Foundation Board. Auburn, Alabama —“The Alabama 4-H Foundation Board looks forward to having Amanda as our newest Board member,” says Tommy Elliott, secretary-treasurer of the Foundation Board.  “Her personal involvement as a former 4-H member and the parent of two sons who are 4-H’ers attest to her love and belief ... Read More »

4-H’ers Raise Money for 15,000 Days of Clean Drinking Water

GADSDEN, Ala.—Clean drinking water is something many Americans take for granted. While we drink, wash dishes and bathe in clean water on a daily basis, many people around the world are searching for clean water to drink. Bea Jai Merriman, a 4-H Agent Assistant in Etowah County, brings 4-H to Hokes Bluff students in grades four through 12. Merriman works closely ... Read More »

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 »