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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 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 »