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Alabama 4-H Opportunities Continue Empowering Youth

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AUBURN, Ala. — More than 100 years later, Alabama 4-H empowers youth’s heads, hearts, hands and health. Founded in 1909, Alabama 4-H, which is the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s youth development component, works with young people in each of Alabama’s 67 counties. “The 4-H program provides youth with opportunities and experiences to build their capacity of becoming college and career ready,” ... Read More »

Alabama State 4-H Horse Show Moves to Rainsville

AUBURN, Ala. – The Alabama State 4-H Horse Show, set for July 6-9, moves to a new location.  This year, the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville will host the event. Dr. Courteney Holland, an Alabama Extension equine specialist,  said that moving the show to Rainsville offered a number of benefits. “This is a great area that is family-friendly with ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Sends Four Shooting Sports Teams to Nationals

AUBURN, Ala.—For the first time in Alabama 4-H history, four teams from the state are attending the shooting sports National Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska June 25-30. Shooting Sports Teams Attend Nationals The shotgun, air rifle, archery and .22 smallbore rifle teams representing the Alabama 4-H Shooting, Awareness, Fun and Education (S.A.F.E.) Shooting Sports project are slated to compete in ... Read More »

4-H’ers Raise Money for 15,000 Days of Clean Drinking Water

GADSDEN, Ala.—Clean drinking water is something many Americans take for granted. While we drink, wash dishes and bathe in clean water on a daily basis, many people around the world are searching for clean water to drink. Bea Jai Merriman, a 4-H Agent Assistant in Etowah County, brings 4-H to Hokes Bluff students in grades four through 12. Merriman works closely ... Read More »

Farm City Day Connects Students To Agricultural Roots

AUTAUGAVILLE, Ala.—For more than sixty years, counties throughout Alabama have celebrated Farm City Week. Different events designed to bring rural and urban communities together happen throughout the state during the month of November. The 2016 Farm City Week theme is “Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy Planet.” Farm City Day Field Trip Extension offices throughout the state are active participants in ... Read More »

4-H Give to Grow Scientists

For nearly 10 years, youth in Lauderdale County have enjoyed the challenge of building and programming Lego Robots. The fun started with the Lego RCX units, and has evolved to include the Lego Mindstorm robots and the newest Lego EV3 robots. Hattin Berryman, a seventh grader at Waterloo School, has been in the club for three years. “4-H came to ... Read More »

Young people flourish in 4-H Horse Club

Auburn, Alabama–Anna Moates is an accomplished 4-H Horse Club participant. During her seven-year membership, she has developed confidence and skills that inspire her to overcome obstacles to her personal growth. Anna lives with Down Syndrome, but refuses to allow her disability to hold her back. The 4-H community provides young people with hands-on educational experiences in positive environments. The program offers guidance from ... Read More »

4-H Give to Grow 4-H: The Future

Auburn, Alabama — Attending a 4-H club meeting at age 8 was all it took to set Andrew Williamson on a life path of service to others. “Andrew is a true leader and has a lot of potential,” said Alabama 4-H Agent Assistant for Morgan County, Sharon Fisher. “As the years have gone by, he has found his own voice, and ... Read More »

How to start a 4-H club in your area

AUBURN, Ala. – 4-H, the youth development and education program of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, has successfully educated numerous kids and fostered them through learning-by-doing activities. What is 4-H?  The 4-H motto is, “To Make the Best Better”, which is exactly what the organization strives to do. Extension specialists and agents work to develop life skills and provide educational programs for youth.  ... Read More »

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 »