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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 »

University Workshop Offers Fun and Educational Way to Learn about Dairy Goats

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AUBURN, Ala.– Dairy Goat Awareness Introductory Resource for Youth is an educational workshop for youths and adults that will teach the students about the U.S. Dairy Goat Industry. Dairy Goat U will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stone Hollow Farmstead, 2006 Dead Hollow Road North, Harpersville, Ala. 35078. The different classes ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Good Dog Project: Learning to be Dog’s Best Friend

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I am submitting my story on the 4-H Companion Animal Dog Project it for your approval and look forward to any suggestions you may have. Thank you, Evvie Walker Read More »

4-H Chick Chain Grows Ability

Auburn, Ala.—Alabama’s 4-H Chick Chain project has had growing success since 2013. It has expanded from just a few counties participating to almost a majority of the 67 counties taking part in the 4-H program. Targeted at Alabama youth 9 to 19, it teaches young people recommended management practices for growing and raising chickens. Participation helps youth develop poultry management ... Read More »

Cherokee County 4-H Club Members Win State Skillathon and Quizbowl

AUBURN, Ala.- Senior 4-H Club members from Cherokee County recently took home top honors at the Alabama 4-H Skillathon and Quiz Bowl event held at the 4-H Youth and Development Center in Columbiana. Eason Reece, Wesley Rogers, James Isaac Rogers and Autumn Daniell comprised the Cherokee County Skillathon team. They will represent Alabama at the national contest later this year ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H: Give to Grow Leaders

AUBURN, Ala.–Alabama 4-H grows leaders by helping young people build strong leadership skills that will carry over into their future. 4-H provides many leadership opportunities at the local, county and state levels including local clubs, regional councils, State Council and 4-H Ambassadors. Take a moment to watch the video above with Taylor Parker, the 2016 4-H Ambassador president and learn what she has ... Read More »

Got to Go Geocaching

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AUBURN, Ala.–Television and movies are filled with adventurous hunts for missing treasure. Have you ever wished you could take part in it? What if you can? What if there is hidden treasure all around you? Geocaching is the modern-day treasure-hunting game. Geocaching utilizes the Global Positioning System (GPS) to navigate players to a geocache location. “The geocaches are usually located ... Read More »