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AUBURN, Alabama —  Pokémon Go is  taking the world by storm. It has soared to the top of app charts as people engage in nostalgia for the original Pokémon games and play games in public. In addition to Pokémon Go, teens are also online playing games, posting, commenting and sending images. While the Internet can be a fun way to occupy time, there ... Read More »

State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest Winners Announced

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama Extension’s 4-H state livestock judging contest was held recently at the Wilson Beef Teaching Center at Auburn University. Nineteen teams from 11 different counties participated in the contest. Awards were given for each age division — junior, intermediate and senior. Senior Division Winners The first place team in the senior division was the Lauderdale County team. Members ... Read More »

Pickens County 4-H Forestry Team Wins State Competition

For the second year in a row and the third time in four years, the Pickens County 4-H Forestry Senior Team has won the Alabama State 4-H Forestry Invitational. The team will represent Alabama at the 2016 National 4-H Forestry Invitational  in Weston, West Virginia July 31 through August 4. Members of the team include Katie Poland, Chloe Abernathy, Camryn Randolph and Ethan ... Read More »

Getting Down and Dirty with Alabama 4-H

AUBURN, Ala. – It’s time to get down and dirty with 4-H at the first mud run hosted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System 4-H Program. The mud run will take place Aug. 13 at the Stony Lonesome OHV Park, 10075 AL Hwy 69 S., Bremen, Alabama. On-site registration will begin a 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 ... Read More »

Find the Right 4-H Club to Fit Your Interests

AUBURN, Ala.- Alabama 4-H has numerous types of clubs. These clubs are available all over Alabama, not just in rural areas. Some counties offer clubs through local school systems, some have after-school specialty clubs and some counties have both. 4-H focuses on youth development and education through various hands-on activities and events. Becoming a 4-H member allows youth to participate in ... Read More »

4-H Give to Grow Innovation

Auburn, Ala. — You have seen the headlines about how U.S. students lag behind on international tests in science, technology, engineering and math, while our international competitors soar. With STEM fields dominating the growth of the global marketplace, enrichment programs such as Alabama 4-H’s “4-H Innovators” are fundamentally necessary to provide young people with the creative environment and outlets to ... Read More »

4-H Give to Grow Generosity-Chelsey Holland

Brundidge, Ala.—When Pike County 4-Her Chelsey Holland was 14 years old she became a philanthropist. She started “Runway of Hope” to raise awareness of children suffering from disabilities, chronic or life threatening illnesses and for those who may have lost an individual due to these illness. “Generosity is important because first and foremost it tells others who you are inside and out. You are plentiful for ... Read More »

4-H Grows Good Citizens

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and throughout the month Alabama 4-H members and TGIF youth will be helping Child Advocacy Centers with various needs. The service project will vary according to needs but can include: Hanging blue ribbons around town for awareness Placing pin wheels on courthouse lawns-each representing a victim served by their local CAC Planting flowers, cleaning ... Read More »

Have a blast at 4-H Summer Camp

4-H Campers Rappels

Columbiana, Ala.—Each year the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Alabama 4-H host 4-H Summer Camp at the Alabama 4-H Center. The Alabama 4-H Center is located on Lay Lake near Columbiana, Alabama in Shelby County. The center accommodates many stations for campers to actively participate in. Campers ages 9 to 14 are sure to be in good hands during their ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Grows Confidence

AUBURN, Alabama–Alabama 4-H grows confidence in young people by introducing them to opportunities and challenges that they might not have experienced. Rebecca Phillips, a 4-H alumna of the Montgomery County 4-H River Region Rifle Shooting Sports Club, said 4-H grew her into a safe, skilled and confident shooter, and taught her the importance of always putting safety first. Today, the Auburn ... Read More »