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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

FCD anti-bullying work

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 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 »

Fish Camp Slated for June

AUBURN, Alabama — Auburn University’s School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Science and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System are offering a Fish Camp June 11-16. The camp is for young people aged 15 to 18, that have a knack for finding fun and adventure in nature and learning at the same time. Dr. David Cline, an Alabama Extension fisheries specialist and camp ... Read More »

Doyle Keasal Receives 2017 Outstanding Project Learning Tree Educator of the Year Award

 Auburn, Alabama —  Doyle Keasal, an Alabama Extension 4-H environmental education specialist in forestry, wildlife and natural resources, was chosen as the 2017 Alabama Project Learning Tree Educator of the Year. He is funded through a partnership between the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF). Selection of Alabama’s PLT Outstanding Educator is based on commitment to environmental ... Read More »

Alabama Water Watch Offering Workshops in May and June

Alabama water watch

AUBURN, Alabama — Alabama Water Watch will conduct several Exploring Our Living Streams workshops in May and June at various locations in the state.  Educators, including teachers, informal educators and volunteers are invited to register and attend. Participants will be certified to use Alabama Water Watch’s Exploring Our Living Streams curriculum, which encourages a hands-on approach to teaching students about ... Read More »

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 »