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4-H Football Day Nov. 21 at Auburn University

Auburn, AL—4-H members and volunteers from around the state will converge on the Auburn University campus Nov. 21 for a fun-filled day, and enjoy tailgating, Tiger Walk, pregame festivities including the Eagle flight and the football game. 4-H Football Day is sponsored by The Alabama Cooperative System, Alabama 4-H and Auburn University Athletics. Nancy Alexander, an Alabama Extension specialist in ... Read More »

Outdoor Classroom Workshops Available in October

AUBURN, Alabama— 4-H, alongside the Alabama Wildlife Federation, will host workshops on “How to Develop an Effective and Sustainable Outdoor Classroom.” Workshops, taught by April Waltz, conservation education specialist and outdoor classroom coordinator for AWF, are set for Tuesday, Oct. 20 in Florence, Thursday, Oct. 22 in Huntsville and Wednesday Oct. 28 in South Birmingham. Doyle Keasal, an environmental educator ... Read More »

4-H Programs: How to Get Involved

AUBURN, AL—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s 4-H program relies on collaboration from youth, Extension specialists and agents, and volunteers to succeed. Alabama 4-H is a non-formal, hands-on learning program that promotes positive social interaction. The programs are open to youth ages 9 through 18, according to Dr. Molly Gregg, assistant director of 4-H and youth development with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. ... 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 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 »