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Cherokee County 4-H’ers Place 5th in National Competition

AUBURN, Ala.— For more than 100 years, Alabama 4-H has helped young people develop into resourceful citizens and responsible leaders. The Cherokee County 4-H Livestock Quizbowl team is an example of the excellence Alabama 4-H fosters through excellent volunteers and Extension personnel. Cherokee County 4-H livestock quizbowl team members returned victorious from the National 4-H Livestock Quizbowl on Sept. 24. The team competed ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Science School Grows Curiosity

The Alabama 4-H Science School’s mission is to excite our students about the outdoors, and be proud to live in Alabama. The Science School annually teaches outdoor and adventure-based classes to nearly 4,500 students of all ages from across the state… and beyond. With a highly qualified and experienced educational staff, it operates winter, spring, summer or fall. All of the ... Read More »

Youth to Explore Drones in World’s Largest Youth-Led Engineering Design Challenge

Auburn , Ala. –Drones are revolutionizing the way we work and play, whether you are a filmmaker looking for the perfect aerial shot, a rescue worker mapping damage from a natural disaster or a farmer determining how to increase crop yield. “As drones play an increasingly important role in the world around us, 4‑H National Youth Science Day (NYSD), set ... Read More »

4-H Members Participate in Quail Release

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama 4-H members from Elmore County partnered with the Alabama Covey Rise Chapter of Quail Forever recently to release more than 375 young bobwhite quail. Laurie Weldon, an Alabama Extension regional 4-H agent in Elmore and Autauga counties, said that a call of a quail started her involvement in this project. “It was just a normal day ... Read More »

Doyle Keasal Named 2016 Conservation Educator of the Year

Auburn, Ala. — The Alabama Wildlife Federation recently presented the Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards for 2016. Alabama Extension’s Environmental Educator Doyle Keasal was named the Conservation Educator of the Year. For more than 35 years, Keasal has worked in education. Throughout that time, conservation topics have always been an important component of his teaching and efforts to develop good stewards ... Read More »

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 »