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Alabama Team Competes at National 4-H Forestry Invitational

Alabama was one of 17 states that competed in the 37th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational, July 31- Aug. 4 at West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp and Conference Center near Weston, West Virginia. Teams from Arkansas, Tennessee and Florida placed first, second and third respectively. Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, ... Read More »

Give to Grow Determination: Alabama 4-H Summer Camp

Youth attending 4-H Summer Camp at the 4-H Youth and Development Center in Columbiana are encouraged to renew old friendships and to make new friends. They are presented with opportunities to try new things and challenged to be the best they can be! Alabama 4-H Summer Camp strives to instill the 4-H values of Head, Heart, Hands and Health through ... Read More »

Winners Announced at State 4-H Competitive Day

Columbiana, Ala.—Senior 4-H’ers from across the state attended the State 4-H Competitive Day Event July 27 at the Alabama 4-H Youth and Development Center in Columbiana. Youth competed in 17 events. State winners were announced on two levels, Senior Level I and Senior Level II. Senior Level I competition is for youth ages 14 and 15.  Senior Level II competition ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Partners with Buckmasters for Youth Shooting Sports Invitational

AUBURN, Ala.— Youth archers and marksmen from across the country will compete in Alabama at a 4-H Youth Shooting Sports Invitational Tournament held in conjunction with the Buckmasters Expo August 19-21. The tournament is an outgrowth of a dynamic partnership between the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Buckmasters. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Director, Dr. Gary Lemme, said the 4-H Invitational is ... Read More »

Parents: Be App Savvy to Keep Children and Teens Safe

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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 »