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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 and CAC Form Partnership

Alabama 4-H has announced a new partnership and community service initiative with the Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers. This initiative is being led by Joy Maxwell, a 4-H leadership and citizenship state specialist, Sheila Weber, Teens Getting Involved for the Future (TGIF) program coordinator and Gina South, state director of the Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers. Weber actually ... Read More »

4-H’er’s Lifetime Success Defined by Superhuman Determination

A couple of years ago, attorney Shakeba DuBose, while working to establish her own law firm, was presented with the added challenge of setting up her own company Website. Not to worry: She learned the rudiments of Web design and set it up herself. Challenges, even daunting ones, have never been a problem for DuBose.  She possesses what, in the ... Read More »

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 »

Fall is 4-H re-enrollment and recruitment season

Now that the new school year is underway, it’s time to kick off 4-H re-enrollment and recruitment season. Alabama 4-H reached 138,675 youth during the 2014-2015 club year. While membership is open all year, most re-enrollment and recruitment drives take place the first three months of the school year. Alabama 4-H Foundation agents conduct programs and activities in every county. 4-H Has Something for ... Read More »

Lee County 4-H Wildlife Team Places Second in National Contest

AUBURN, Alabama—The Lee County 4-H Wildlife team won second place recently at the Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) National Contest.   Alabama 4-H served as host for this year’s contest, which was held at the Alabama 4-H Youth Development Center in Columbiana, Alabama. Wildlife teams from 12 states competed at the event. Lee County 4-H Wildlife team members include Lisa Barron, ... Read More »

Alabama Team Earns Third Place at National 4-H Forestry Invitational

2015 National Forestry Invitational

AUBURN, Alabama—The Alabama 4-H Forestry Judging team placed third among 14 state teams at the 36th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational held recently. Ginny Grace Gibbs, Mollie Watkins, Lydia Abernathy and Amber Watkins from Pickens County earned the right to represent Alabama at the national contest by winning the State 4-H Forestry Contest in June. The Invitational was held at Jackson’s ... 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 »

State 4-H Competitive Events Day July 31at 4-H Center in Columbiana

After months of preparation competing for county and regional titles more than 125 4-H’ers from across Alabama will compete for state titles at Competitive Events Day July 31 at the Alabama 4-H Youth and Development Center in Columbiana. Joy Maxwell,  an Alabama Extension 4-H youth development specialist and coordinator for Competitive Events Day, said. “What is so great about this competition is that it gives participants an ... Read More »