Home / Tag Archives: 4-H (page 3)

Tag Archives: 4-H

4-H Grows Here: National 4-H Week Oct. 4-10

AUBURN, Ala.—More than 6 million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H Oct. 4-10. National 4-H Week, is a special time to highlight 4-H programming and the great things that it offers young people. This year’s theme is “4-H Grows Here.” The nation’s largest youth development organization, 4-H grows confident young people who ... Read More »

Gregg Takes Reins of Alabama 4-H

AUBURN, Alabama—Dr. Molly Gregg has been named Alabama Extension’s new assistant director for 4-H programs. Gregg, who brings more than 15 years of experience with Alabama 4-H, assumed the leadership of the state’s largest youth organization on August 1. Dr. Gary Lemme, Alabama Extension director, said Gregg steps into the 4-H leadership role at a critical time for the organization. ... Read More »

Wildlife Habitat Education Program National Contest Coming to Alabama in August

The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) National Contest will be held at the Alabama 4-H Youth Development Center in Columbiana, Alabama Aug. 2-5. Approximately 250 high school students, 4-H teachers and adult chaperones from across the county are expected to attend the event. The students’ knowledge of wildlife, habitat and management will be put to the test, by engaging them ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H and Buckmasters Partner on Shooting Sports Invitational

AUBURN, Ala.—Shooting sports clubs rank among the most active and fastest growing programs in Alabama 4-H. Both 4-H and non-4-H youth from across the country are invited to test their skills at the 2015 Alabama 4-H S.A.F.E. Invitational  Aug. 13 through 16 in Montgomery, Alabama. Emily Nichols, a 4-H specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, oversees Alabama 4-H’s Natural ... Read More »

Winners Announced in 2015 4-H Dairy Poster Contest

The Alabama 4-H Dairy Poster Contest provides an opportunity for boys and girls to learn more about dairying and dairy nutritional facts. The contest encourages youth and others to take advantage of the benefits related to consumption of dairy products. While learning more about the dairy industry and dairy products, contestants can enjoy competition with others in local, county and ... Read More »

Raptors Soar Above Alabama

Alabama has a wide variety of birds of prey throughout the state. “We have a good diversity of raptors in Alabama,” said Dr. Mark Smith. These birds can be migratory, but most will be in Alabama year round.  With spring here, people are spending more time outdoors and as such will be more likely to see an array of wildlife. This ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Summer Camp 2015 Preview

“The Alabama 4-H Summer Camp 2015 will host  seven sessions during the month of June, each lasting 2.5 days,” said Marisol Clark,  Alabama 4-H Science School program coordinator. “This year’s camp theme is HAWAII! As campers arrive they will be welcomed with a green or white lei.” Campers ages 9 to 14  will get the opportunity to experience everything camp has to offer. Each group will ... Read More »

Forest in the Classroom

Fourteen Mobile County Schools are participating in the 4-H enrichment program, Classroom in the Forest, Forest in the Classroom. This program is designed to expose young children to the forest environment and teach them about caring for and protecting Alabama’s forests. Alabama Extension agents teaching the curriculum visit grades kindergarten to fifth grade periodically throughout the school year, with every ... Read More »

Alabama’s Chick Chain Project Expanding to Florida

Alabama has had great and growing success with the Chick Chain project since 2013. Now, other states are taking notice and adopting the program to their 4-H programs as well. Florida 4-H is taking on the Chick Chain project after seeing how beneficial and successful it was in Alabama’s 4-H program. The Chick Chain project is a program targeted at ... Read More »

Project Pig Squeal Growing Youth

pig squeal

While many children and teenagers spend their free time riding bikes and playing Xbox, some  Alabama 4-H youth are using their free time bringing home the bacon. Participants from 11 counties across the state are participating in Project Pig Squeal, a 4-H program designed to teach the importance of safe food production through hands-on experience. Each member is responsible for raising ... Read More »