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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 »

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 »