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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 »

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 »

Reaching Out To Alabama’s Military Youth

While they may not be clothed in camouflage or serving in remote places of the world, military youth still play an integral role in Alabama communities. Because of this, The Alabama Cooperative Extension System works year-round to serve military youth and their families. Extension’s annual programming for the 4-H Military Partnership creates opportunities for and provides support to military connected ... 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 »

Shooting Sports Championships Preview

Each year the Alabama 4-H program hosts the 4-H S.A.F.E Shooting Sports Championships. The months of March, April, May, July and August are full of excitement and competition as shooters prepare to compete for the title of State and National champions. With competitors ranging in age from 9 to 18, hundreds of 4-H club members “shoot for gold” each year. Conducted as positive youth ... 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 »

Alabama 4-H’ers Hit Atlanta for National 4-H Congress

National 4-H Congress

While families across the state get ready for Thanksgiving and the famous Iron Bowl, a group of Alabama 4-H club members are preparing for the 2014 National 4-H Congress. The youth will be missing the tail end of their Thanksgiving break with family and friends along with one of the most talked about football games of the year – there may ... Read More »

Livestock Judging Teaches Youth Life Skills

4-H livestock judging competitors

The Alabama 4-H livestock judging program not only teaches young people how to evaluate the best animal, but it also instills important life skills in today’s youth. Stanley Windham, assistant director of Program Operation Innovations at the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and former livestock judging coach, explained that preparation is key for competitions. “Teams start to practice in April and continue into June by ... Read More »