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How to Submit Pond Water Samples

Learn how to submit pond water samples to be tested for total alkalinity and total hardness.

Use a 16.9- to 20-ounce plastic bottle with a screw-on lid. No glass.
Rinse the bottle well.
Submerge the clean plastic bottle in your p…

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Freshwater Clams and Mussels

Pond owners have sometimes intentionally and sometimes accidentally introduced freshwater clams or mussels into their recreational ponds. While not all species cause problems, the invasive Asiatic clam, Corbicula, can multiply and filter ou…

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Growing Herbs Indoors

AUBURN, Ala. – Growing herbs does not have to be a complicated process. An easy way to get fresh herbs for cooking is to grow them indoors. This lets you be an amateur gardener, while eliminating the hassle of the grocery store. Here are a …

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Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Hurricane Michael caused almost $204 million in agricultural damage alone as it moved across Alabama. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Director Gary Lemme called it a devastating blow to farmers in the state’…

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National 4-H Curriculum Resources

National 4-H provides additional curriculum resources that may be offered in your county. Contact your local Extension office to find out about county-specific 4-H program offerings.
Curriculum Resources
Experiential learning materials ma…

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Beef It Up

The 4-H Beef It Up! Project teaches recommended management practices for growing and raising cattle for meat production. Participation will help youth understand how to produce a meat product of the beef industry, learn entrepreneurship an…

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What Do We Teach? Animal Science

The Alabama 4-H animal science curriculum grid provides a snapshot of what we teach. Please note, not all programs are available in every county.

Growing Alabama’s Future: Alabama 4-H seeks to empower youth with the skills to lead our co…

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Good Dog

The Alabama 4-H Good Dog! Project is a program that focuses on aspects of dog companionship. You will learn not only how to train a dog to make a special pet but to train a dog for obedience and agility, ultimately competing in a dog show. …

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Duties of 4-H Club Officers

Roles and responsibilities of each 4-H club officer are outlined below. Each role is important for conducting a 4-H Club meeting.
President

Make sure that the place where the meeting will be held is clean and neat.
Discuss club pro…

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Facts About 4-H

4-H Pledge
I pledge

My Head to clearer thinking,

My Heart to greater loyalty,

My Hands to larger service, and

My Health to better living

For my Club, my Community, my Country, and my World.
4-H Emblem
The national 4-H Clu…

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Effective 4-H Club Meetings

Club or group meetings are the cornerstone of the 4-H experience. Ask beginning members or participants what they like about 4-H, and they will tell you about their club, their new friends, new experiences, and fun activities. Well-planned …

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Planning Your 4-H Year Ahead

A well-planned 4-H program gives guidance and direction to club leaders and members. It is an important hands-on, minds-on learning activity that allows everyone to have a voice in what the group does during the year ahead. It helps develop…

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Alabama 4-H Volunteer Application

Thank you for offering to help young people grow and learn. Your involvement is important to 4-H and our young people. The volunteer application is important for the following reasons:

It matches you with the right job and responsibil…

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Poultry Project

The 4-H Poultry Project is a long-term project with monthly meetings for members of all skill levels. They learn how to care for and raise a poultry flock, show personal growth and knowledge gained through showmanship, make good decisions a…

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Blue Crabs in Alabama

Crabs, along with shrimp, lobsters, and crawfish, are among the invertebrates called decapods (10 feet) that are included in the class Crustacea. More than 1,200 species of crabs are found throughout the world, and 60 or more are found in…

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