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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 »

4-H Members Participate in Quail Release

AUBURN, Ala. – Alabama 4-H members from Elmore County partnered with the Alabama Covey Rise Chapter of Quail Forever recently to release more than 375 young bobwhite quail. Laurie Weldon, an Alabama Extension regional 4-H agent in Elmore and Autauga counties, said that a call of a quail started her involvement in this project. “It was just a normal day ... Read More »

Doyle Keasal Named 2016 Conservation Educator of the Year

Auburn, Ala. — The Alabama Wildlife Federation recently presented the Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards for 2016. Alabama Extension’s Environmental Educator Doyle Keasal was named the Conservation Educator of the Year. For more than 35 years, Keasal has worked in education. Throughout that time, conservation topics have always been an important component of his teaching and efforts to develop good stewards ... Read More »

Alabama Team Competes at National 4-H Forestry Invitational

Alabama was one of 17 states that competed in the 37th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational, July 31- Aug. 4 at West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp and Conference Center near Weston, West Virginia. Teams from Arkansas, Tennessee and Florida placed first, second and third respectively. Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, ... 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 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 »

Alabama 4-H Grows Confidence

AUBURN, Alabama–Alabama 4-H grows confidence in young people by introducing them to opportunities and challenges that they might not have experienced. Rebecca Phillips, a 4-H alumna of the Montgomery County 4-H River Region Rifle Shooting Sports Club, said 4-H grew her into a safe, skilled and confident shooter, and taught her the importance of always putting safety first. Today, the Auburn ... Read More »