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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Explore Living Streams with Alabama 4-H Water Watch Workshops

Auburn, Alabama—The 4-H Alabama Water Watch Program is partnering with five environmental centers around the state to provide a series of workshops for teachers and volunteer educators. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to use the Exploring Our Living Streams Biomonitoring and Water Chemistry Monitoring curriculum. The curriculum provides hands-on activities for teaching students about watershed science, and ... 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 »

Walker County 4-H Member Building for Future

Walker County 4-H Member

For Alabama 4-H member, Morgan Humphries, her interest in Alabama 4-H was sparked when her aunt started a 4-H rabbit club. She was interested in learning how to raise rabbits and from there she began her journey in Alabama 4-H. Along her journey, Morgan has made many memories but her favorite was when she and her Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program ... Read More »

Volunteers Irreplaceable Assets in 4-H Programs

Photo courtesy of 4-H photo library.

Auburn, Alabama —April 10 through 15  is National Volunteer Week, and a great time to say thank you to all of the volunteers that contribute to Alabama 4-H. The youth development and education program of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System,  4-H is a program designed to foster skill development in young people. For more than 100 years, Alabama 4-H has helped ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Paddles with RiverKids Program

Auburn, Ala. –Alabama offers a bounty of year-round sunshine, scenery and water to enjoy.  Its 78,438 miles of navigable waterways offer many exciting opportunities to residents and visitors to have fun while exploring nature. As such, paddle sports have become an increasingly popular form of outdoor recreation throughout the state. Alabama 4-H has partnered with the Alabama Scenic River Trail to ... Read More »