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Growing Bull Minnows in Alabama

Bull minnows (Fundulus grandis), also known as gulf killifish, mudminnows, mudfish, cacahoes, and finger mullet, are commonly sold by bait dealers to recreational anglers for live bait. Bull minnows are supplied to bait dealers by fishermen…

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Give by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

EFTs, or monthly bank drafts, are a convenient way to support Alabama 4-H.  Specify your gift amount (minimum of $15 monthly) and designation according to your wishes. Contact a staff member by calling (334) 844-5536 or emailing 4hfndtn@a…

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Give by Check or Mail

A check is a common way to provide a gift to Alabama 4-H. Please make your check payable to Alabama 4-H Club Foundation.  Also, please note your preferred designation on the memo line of your check. Checks should be mailed to Alabama 4-H F…

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Give Online with a Credit/Debit Card

Give a gift online in support of Alabama 4-H quickly and easily using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover cards. If you prefer, the Alabama 4-H Foundation staff can process a credit card gift via telephone. Contact a staff membe…

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Junior Achievement

4-H Junior Achievement identifies outstanding Alabama 4-H members who have excelled in one of the five achievement areas of Alabama 4-H. These areas include:

Animals (large or small)
Family and Consumer Science (foods, clothing, hea…

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Senior Achievement

4-H Senior Achievement identifies outstanding Alabama 4-H members who have excelled in one of the nine achievement areas of Alabama 4-H. These areas include:

Animal Project—Production, Large Animal (beef, dairy, swine)
Animal Proj…

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Wonderful World of Leadership

Basic leadership knowledge and skills are essentials for success in almost any field. Even though the person may not be the president or vice president of a club, skills associated with leadership are helpful if not necessary, when working …

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Club Officers

4-H club officers are elected annually in accordance with the club’s constitution and bylaws. Under the guidance of the 4-H community club leader and/or the officer’s advisor, officers are responsible for a particular part of the 4-H club’s…

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State 4-H Ambassadors

The State 4-H Ambassadors are a team of 4-H members representing Alabama from across the state. Serving as ambassadors for Alabama 4-H, members represent the organization statewide while collaborating with Extension faculty to plan, coordin…

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Management Practices to Reduce Grass Tetany

Grass tetany, also known as hypomagnesia, is a nutritional problem for grazing beef and dairy animals. It is often observed when cattle are grazing lush, actively growing cool-season pastures that have been well- fertilized with nit…

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Nitrate Poisoning of Cattle in Alabama

Nitrate poisoning in cattle is caused by the consumption of feed or water containing high levels of nitrate nitrogen. Under most circumstances, forage crops do not contain levels of nitrates high enough to be toxic. When this does o…

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Financial Assistance

Producers implementing conservation techniques on-farm are eligible for financial assistance through the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service. There are several forms of assistance available. These p…

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Essential Plant Nutrients

The ABCs and NPKs of Plant Nutrition
 Plant Elements from Air and Water
There are 16 elements necessary for plant growth. About 80 to 90 percent of the fresh weight of a living plant is water, H2O. Thus, hydrogen and oxygen are two of t…

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Understanding Soil pH

Measuring Acidity and Alkalinity
Soil pH is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration (H+) in solution. The pH is measured on a scale from 1 to 14 in solution (pH is reported as the negative logarithm of the hydrogen ion activity). A…

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High Tunnels and Other Season Extension Techniques

Getting Started With Season Extension Techniques
Spurred by enthusiasm for fresh, local agricultural products, farmers are increasing the availability of their crops beyond the traditional outdoor growing season. Premium prices and an exte…

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