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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 »

Why 4-H?

2014 Alabama 4-H Council

While most children are watching television, Instagramming or playing sports, 4-H youth across the nation are improving their social, academic and leadership skills through hands-on activities and team-building exercises. Ever wondered what the name “4-H” means? The four “H’s” stand for Head, Heart, Hands and Health. As any 4-H’er could recite, the national oath is, “I pledge my Head to ... Read More »

Alabama 4-H Icon Honored for her Service to Extension, 4-H and Country

Ann Barr, known as the “Spirit of Alabama 4-H,” was recently honored during a celebration at Azalea Place in Auburn for her 43 years of service to Alabama Extension and 4-H, and her years of military service. A plaque honoring Barr was placed at the base of a new flag pole at Azalea Place. Retired 4-H colleagues Tony Dozier, Bob ... Read More »