Autauga County 4-H Horse Club Members Compete at State and Regional 4H Horse Shows
Several members of the Autauga County 4-H Horse Club, a program of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, competed in the Alabama 4-H Horse Show at Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery July 11- 15, 2016. Subsequently, several team members qualified and competed in the 2016 Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships in Perry, Georgia July 27-31, 2016.
The events ranged from educational activities, an art show, creative writing, and an array of mounted events.
"I could not be more proud of our 4-H Horse Club members. They are a great group of competitors and leaders," stated Ms. Darrue Sharpe, Autauga County Extension Coordinator.
Autauga County 4-H Horse Club members who competed this year in the Alabama 4-H Horse Show are as follows:
Taylor Coleman 4th[...]
The Alabama 4-H Club Foundation,the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and more than 120,000 Alabama 4-H members thank the Pursell Institute for the grant funding to support 4-H programs in Alabama.
The 10th Annual Alabama 4-H Golf Tournament was a great success.
Tuscaloosa County 4-H Shotgun Team
The Tuscaloosa County 4-H Shotgun team represented Alabama at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in Grand Island, NE from June 23-29, 2014. The members of the team are Cole Ballard, Jacob Jones, Grant Madison, and Miller Jacobs. One of their coaches and the father of team member, Miller Jacobs, accompanied the team.
Congratulations to Quality Cooperative, Inc., Greenville, AL
Quality Cooperative, Inc. employees and customers formed a team to participate in and win the 10th Annual[...]
Alabama Team Earns Top Honors at National 4-H Forestry Invitational
Left to right, Angela Nichols (Coach), Gavin Rankins, Seth Rankins, Polly Barron, Lisa Barron, Sherry Barron, Baylor Nichols, and Greg Nichols (Coach)
Alabama placed first among 12 state teams that competed in the 35th annual National4-H Forestry Invitati[...]
Ask the children in Cullman County who Cynthia Tubbs is, and they will tell you she is the “Garden Lady.” For the last eight years, Tubbs has been the driving force for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Junior Master Gardener (JMG) program in Cullman County.
Henry County’s Southern Cross Clovers 4-H Horse Club, based at Southern Cross Ranch in Headland, Alabama competed at the Alabama State 4-H Horse Show July 8-12 in Montgomery.
Three of the senior team members – Tessa Dimick, Amanda Henry, and Shelby Benny – qualified for the 4-H Southern Regional Championship in West Monroe, Louisiana, July 29 – August 3. After a week of showing, Dimick won the championship in Dressage out of 45 riders from 13 southern states;
Amanda Henry won Reserve champion out of 90 riders in Pole Bending; and Shelby Benny won ninth out[...]
Left to right, Amanda Reeves, Paxton Peacock, Selina Malone, Annabelle Stokes, and Coach David Garrett, Coffee county extension coordinator
The Coffee County 4-H Livestock Judging Team won the 4-H State Championship in Livestock Judging during a July 18 competition.
by Cindy Knowlton, 4-H Regional Extension Agent
Cullman County 4-H'ers won the 2013 State 4-H Wildlife
Habitat Evaluation Program (WHEP) held recently in Auburn. The team will
represent Alabama at the National WHEP Contest in Trafager, Indiana on July 21-24
The Cullman County team members are Lacey Barrett, Mark
Newton and Alicia Self. Beth Self is the volunteer coach.
The 2012 State 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Junior
winning team was Lee County.
Senior Overall High Individual winner was Hunter Johnson of
Pickens County 4-H'ers won the 2013 State 4-H Forestry Judging
Contest held recently at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, Alabama. Team members include: Anna Leigh Ashmore, Jessica Junkin, Seth Junkin, Clint Moss & Coach Sam Wiggins.
The team will represent Alabama at the
national competition in July in Weston, West Virginia, where Alabama 4-H teams
have won 17 national competitions since 1984, including 12 times in the
last 16 years.
The 2013 State 4-H Forestry Judging Junior winning team was Lee County.
“Young people learn to evaluate forest stands, measure standing
by Chuck Hill
Worried about today’s young people? Don’t be! State 4-H Council Member
Sydney Hubbert is a great mentor for younger kids. Here she’s helping
with a Montgomery Health Rocks Day Camp at Maxwell Air Force Base. It’s
one of the many ways she serves.
by Becky Collier
the Alabama 4-H Center has provided environmental and natural resource
education through the Coosa River Science School. The Science School is
a non-profit organization whose purpose is to excite Alabama youth
about the natural world through hands-on experiences. Approximately
4,000 participants each year travel to the Science School and enjoy
their choice of more than 30 science, outdoor and adventure-based
programs. Public, private and homeschool groups of any age are welcome!
Each group attends with a different set of goals in mind. Some schools
bring their students with a focus on science-based learning just before
state testing begins in the spring – other groups may choose to come
within the first month of school as a unique opportunity for their
students and teachers to get to know each other in a different setting.
Whatever the reason, the Science School is an [...]
by: Chuck Hill, 4-H Youth Development Specialist
Beyond intellectual and academic achievement, what will be the keys to the future success of America’s young people?
psychological and spiritual well-being are critical. But for our
long-term success, we should also consider such traits as personal
responsibility, empathy and caring, and good citizenship. And what
about some of the basic things connecting people with one another, like
One of the
key roles of 4-H is to complement and supplement classroom education.
Studies have shown the unique and powerful effect of 4-H science, arts
and leadership programs. Historically, one of the most widely
celebrated aspects of 4-H participation has been our capacity to aid in
building good c[...]
Welcome to the Alabama 4-H Chick Chain Blog site! For those of you participating in the 4-H Chick Chain project this year, we hope that you find this site useful. We also hope that you make plans to look at this site on a regular basis. Also, feel free to post questions and comments to the site as well. We look forward to interacting with you on here, of course, you can always call your local County Extension Office for any help that you might need.
Please list your county with any posts you may make.
We are looking forward to a new chick chain year.
by: Mona Scruggs Dominguez
Many people do not realize
Alabama is one of the states most blessed when it comes to water
resources. In fact, there are 77,000 miles of streams and rivers (a
length that could wrap around the Earth three times!). Alabama also has
more navigable rivers and more freshwater species than any other
state. Because we have so much when it comes to water, it is easy for
us to take it for granted. However, we know it is our responsibility as
stewards of the Earth to make sure we are not causing damage to our
Most of us feel it is also
our responsibility to instill an appreciation and respect for the
environment in the children and youth of our communities. This is
accomplished first by setting a good example for them, and also by
providing them with opportunities to gain knowledge and an
understanding of the way t[...]
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