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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 »

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 »