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    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: 

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    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.

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    Tuscaloosa County 4-H Shotgun Team 

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          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. 

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    Edited 4-H Pledge Clover.jpgCongratulations to Quality Cooperative, Inc., Greenville, AL

    Quality Cooperative, Inc. employees and customers formed a team to participate in and win the 10th Annual[...]


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    Alabama Team Earns Top Honors at National 4-H Forestry Invitational

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     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[...]


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    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.

    “I’m blessed to work with children and the garden,” Tubbs says. “Junior Master Gardener is a constant in my life and I’d never dream of giving it up.”
     
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    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[...]


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    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.

    According to Extension Coordinator David Garrett, the entire team did exceptionally well in taking home first place overall by 49 points.[...]

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    by Cindy Knowlton​, 4-H Regional Extension Agent

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    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.

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    Senior Overall High Individual winner was Hunter Johnson of Walker County.

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    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.

    The state Forestry Invitational is the culmination of months of work by county 4-H programs, which form teams and practice and study with adult volunteer leaders for the state competition.


    “Young people learn to evaluate forest stands, measure standing timber, identif[...]


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    ​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.

     
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    ​by Becky Collier

    Since 1994, 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 [...]


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    ​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?

    Certainly, 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 good manners?

    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[...]


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    ​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.

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    ​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 water resources.

    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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