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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:
Taylor Coleman 4th Place Poster Contest, Jr.; Daisie Hilbish member of 2nd Place Horse Judging Team, Jr., member of 2nd Place Quiz Bowl Team, Jr., 5th Place in Individual Horse Judging reasons Jr, 4th Place in Creating Writing Jr, 7th Place in Artistic Expression Jr, 7th Place in Art Work Jr, 8th Place for Color Photography Jr, 10th Place in Photo Story Jr, 8th Place in Pole Bending Jr, 9th Place in Arena Race Jr, 5th Place in Stake Race Jr, and 4th Place in Barrels Jr; Thomas Hilbish 5th Place Hippology Individual Stations and 7th Place Overall Hippology Individual Horse Judging; Josie Jones 2nd Place Individual Hippology Jr. Written Exam, 9th Place Individual Hippology, Jr. Overall, 3rd Place Stake Race, Jr. ; Lindsey Langford member of 2nd Place Quiz Bowl Team, Jr., 1st Place Overall Hippology Team Sr., member of 1st Place Hippology Team Sr. Problem, and 5th Place Individual Judging Phase Hippology Sr., 1st Place Senior Individual Hippology Overall in Stations, 2nd Place Senior Hippology Individual Overall Writing Exam, 1st Place Senior Hippology Overall Individual Sr., 6th Place Barrels Sr., 3rd Place Pole Bending Sr., 2nd Place Stake Race Sr., and 5th Place Arena Race Sr.; Anna Powell member First Place Hippology Team, Jr. Problem, member of 2nd Place Hippology Team Jr Overall Jr, 4th Place Artistic Expression Jr, 6th Place Altered Photography Jr, 4th Place Stake Race Jr., 5th Place Barrels Jr., 6th Place Pole Bending Jr.; Payton Scroggins member of 1st Place Hippology Team Jr., 2nd Place in Individual Presentation Jr., 2nd Place in Team Presentation Jr., 2nd in Consumer Choice Jr., 2nd in Creative Writing Jr., 2nd in Artistic Expression Jr., 2nd in Colored Photography Jr, 7th in Black and White Photography Jr, 3rd in Photo Story Jr, 1st in Individual Hippology Jr, 5th in Hippology Written Exam Jr., 1st Hippology Stations Jr., 4th in Hippology Horse Judging Jr., 1st Place for Horse Judging Jr., 3rd Place on Reasons Jr., 2nd Place Overall Horse Judging Jr.. 2nd in Barrels Jr., 3rd Place in Arena Race Jr., 1st Place in Pole Bending Jr.; Raygan Smith 2nd Place in Stake Race, Jr., 6th Place Arena Race, Jr., 6th Place Model Horse scene, Jr., 9th Photo Story, Jr.; Dakota Wilson member of 2nd Place Horse Judging Team, Jr., 6th place in individual questions, 4th place individual horse judging, 9th place in altered photography, and 19th place in black and white photography.
At state show, both equestrian drill teams placed with the Senior team placing 2nd and the Junior team placing 3rd. Senior drill team members include Clark Alford, Whiddon Alford, Daisie Hilbish, Venessa Machowitz, Anna Powell, and Payton Scroggins. Junior team members include Taylor Coleman, Josie Jones, Alexis Scott, and Raygan Smith.
The senior educational team qualified for the Regional 4-H Show in Perry, GA to compete in the Regional 4-H Horse Show. The senior team placed 5th Overall in Horse Judging. Lindsey Langford placed 6th Overall Individual Horse Judging and Thomas Hilbish placed 10th in Overall Individual Horse Judging.
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.
They competed in three different clay target competitions consisting of, sporting clays, skeet, and trap. Out of 24 teams, the Tuscaloosa County 4-H Shotgun team finished 8th in sporting clays, 6th in skeet, and 10th in trap. The team finished 7th overall in the shotgun competition. Individual high finishers from the team were Miller Jacobs who finished 17th in sporting clays, Jacob Jones finished 11th in skeet, and Cole Ballard finished 5th in trap.
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 4-H GOLFCLASSIC held June 12,2014, at FARMLINKS at Pursell Farms in Sylacauga. Team members are left to right: Bo Olsen, J. Ryan Williams (store manager), Todd Watson and Jason Boothe.
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 Invitational from Sunday, July 27, through Thursday, July 31. Teams from New York and Georgia placed second and third, respectively. Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia were also represented at this year's Invitational.
The invitational was held at West Virginia University Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp and Conference Center near Weston, West Virginia. The event is sponsored by Farm Credit System, Plum Creek, The Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc., The Society of American Foresters, West Virginia University Extension Service, The American Forest Foundation, and the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals.
While at the Invitational4-H members competed for overall team and individual awards in several categories. Events included tree identification, tree measurement, compass and pacing, insect and disease identification, topographic map use, forest evaluation, the forestry bowl and a written forestry exam.
Alabama was represented by Lisa and Polly Barron both from Auburn and Gavin and Seth Rankins both from Cusseta. The team was coached by Greg and Angela Nichols from Lafayette.
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 of 78 riders in Trail.
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
Junior Overall High Individual winner was Gavin Rankins of
The National 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program (WHEP)
is designed to teach youth about the fundamentals of wildlife and fisheries
science and management. The state contest 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. Natural resources management is
learned through participation in the event and the associated educational
programs. Youth who participate benefit in the development of life skills and
meeting other young people and professionals from around the state who have
interests in natural resources.
2013 State 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program Winners
1. Cullman County
2. Walker County
3. Morgan County
1. Hunter Johnson, Walker Co
2. Lacey Barrett, Cullman Co
3. Mark Newton, Cullman Co
4. Challie Johnson, Morgan Co
5. Rachel Fuller, Walker Co
1. Lacey Barrett, Cullman Co
2. Rachel Fuller, Walker Co
3. Alicia Self, Cullman Co
3. Matt McGough, Morgan Co
3. Hunter Johnson, Walker Co
4. Lisa Barron, Lee Co
5. Challie Johnson, Morgan Co
5. Nicole Fox, Walker Co
Wildlife Foods Identification:
1. Lisa Barron, Lee Co
2. Challie Johnson, Morgan Co
4. Hunter Johnson, Walker Co
5. Lacey Barrett, Cullman Co
2. Nicole Fox, Walker Co
4. Rachel Fuller, Walker Co
Wildlife Management Practices:
1. Rachel Fuller, Walker Co
2. Hunter Johnson, Walker Co
3. Challie Johnson, Morgan Co
4. Mark Newton, Cullman Co
5. Alicia Self, Cullman Co
1. Lee Co
2. Walker Co
3. Cullman Co- Clover Team
4. Cullman Co- White Team
5. Cullman Co- Green Team
1. Gavin Rankins, Lee Co
2. Ethan Rankins, Lee Co
3. Cole Burgett, Walker Co
4. Julie Newton, Cullman Co
5. Will Warren, Cullman Co
1. Clay Conway, Cullman Co
2. Cole Burgett, Walker Co
3. Will Warren, Cullman Co
3. Cutter Green, Cullman Co
3. Julie Newton, Cullman Co
4. A.J. Quick, Cullman Co
4. Garvin Ayers, Crenshaw Co
4. Samual Gomora, Winston Co
4. India Woodard, Sumter Co
4. Hannah Yi, Walker Co
5. Colby Tyree, Cullman Co
5. Laura Wyers, Walker Co
5. Sara Brock, Cullman Co
5. Caylin Barker, Cullman Co
5. Clay Conway, Cullman Co
1. Anna Swindle, Morgan Co
3. Gavin Rankins, Lee Co
4. Brittany Lester, Crenshaw Co
5. Serena Knedlik, Cullman Co
1. Ethan Rankins, Lee Co
2. Gavin Rankins, Lee Co
4. Serena Knedlik, Cullman Co
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
timber, identify trees, identify insects and diseases and demonstrate
compass and pacing skills,” said David Perry, 4-H regional Extension
agent, one of two program coordinators of the state 4-H Forestry
Invitational. “It’s a challenging competition but one that is fun for
youth to participate in.”
“Youth sharpen their critical-thinking, decision-making,
communication and team building skills,” says Cynthia Knowlton, 4-H
regional Extension agent who coordinates the Invitational with Perry.
“The contest’s activities will help youth learn practical forestry
skills and improve their ability to manage and conserve a variety of
forest habitats. They also develop their citizenship and leadership
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2013 State 4-H Forestry Invitational Winners
Pickens County – 1st
Tallapoosa County – 2nd
Lee County – 3rd
Clay County – 4th
Seth Rankins – 1st Lee Co.
Clint Moss – 2nd Pickens
Seth Junkins – 3rd Pickens Co.
Jessica Junkins- 4th Pickens Co.
Tyler Tapley – 5th Tallapoosa Co.
Lee County – 1st
Clay County – 2nd
Pickens County – 3rd
Gavin Rankins – 1st Lee Co.
Ethan Rankins – 2nd Lee Co.
Rice Nichols – 3rd Lee Co.
Mary Liphan – 4th Clay Co.
Ethan Koon – 5th Pickens Co.
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