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Alabama Wins National 4-H Forestry Invitational

Lee County 4-H members holding National Forestry Invitational awards

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama 4-H continues its winning ways at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational. Alabama 4-H has won 19 times since the invitational began in 1980. A team of Lee County 4-H members placed first among 15 state teams at the national contest. Teams from North Carolina and Florida placed second and third, respectively. Dr. Molly Gregg, assistant director ... Read More »

Lee County 4-H Forestry Team Wins State Competition

Lee County 4-H Forestry Invitational winners

AUBURN, Ala.–The Lee County 4-H Forestry senior team recently won the annual Alabama 4-H State Forestry Invitational. The team will also represent Alabama in the upcoming National 4-H Forestry Invitational in Weston, West Virginia, July 29 through Aug. 2. Members of the team include Carey Nichols, Ethan Rankins, Nathan Gullatt and Rice Nichols. The invitational was held at Lakepoint Resort ... Read More »

Winston County 4-H Wildlife Team Wins State Competition

2018 WHEP winners

AUBURN, Ala.–The Winston County 4-H Wildlife senior team recently won the annual Alabama Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Contest. The team will also represent Alabama in the upcoming National WHEP Contest in Winter Harbor, Maine, July 22-25. Members of the team include Tommy Lee Daniel, Ethan Smith, Suzie Feist and Destiny Walker. The team is coached by Wendy Daniel, an Alabama ... Read More »

Register For 2018 State 4-H Horse Show

AUBURN, Ala. – Calling all Alabama 4-H members! Registration for the 2018 Alabama 4-H State Horse Show is now open. The show is set for July 24-28 at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville, Alabama. The state horse show offers a variety of events for 4-H members to participate in. There are numerous riding classes including hunt seat, western ... Read More »

Project WILD Workshops Scheduled for May and June

image of girl looking through magnifying glass into grass field

AUBURN, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System in partnership with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is hosting a series of Project WILD workshops this summer for educators. Alabama 4-H will provide opportunities for new faces to get involved, and will also update volunteers and other educators with prior WILD experience on revised curriculum. Changes will include revisions to the Project WILD K-12 and ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Opportunities Continue Empowering Youth

alabama 4-H

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 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 »