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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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Youth Council

The county 4-H Youth Council provides youth expanded citizenship and leadership opportunities and serves as the youth voice and advisory to the county 4-H team. Counties have latitude regarding the make-up of the 4-H Youth Council with the …

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Character Counts

The Character Counts curriculum is an inclusive approach to character education. Each program and lesson plan is based on six ethical values that everyone can agree upon:

Trustworthiness
Respect
Responsibility
Fairness
Cari…

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Plan Ahead for Your Holiday Food Budget

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Many families have a hard time staying within their food budget during the holidays. With some careful planning, these problems can be avoided.

Extension regional agent Helen Jones with the Alabama Cooperative E…

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Community Service

Telling a great story, showcasing projects at a community library, speaking at the local nursing home, organizing a community cookout or a building blocks workshop are great opportunities to serve others. Serving others helps you build your…

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Sportfishing

Alabama 4-H Sportfishing was created through a partnership with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division.

The program trains staff and volunteers to teach youth ages 9 to…

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Junior Naturalist Program

Alabama is a state rich in natural resources and ranked fifth in the nation in terms of biodiversity (variety of fauna and flora). This is possible because of our state’s extensive river system and five distinct physiographic land section…

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Alabama Outdoor Classroom

The Alabama Outdoor Classroom program is a partnership program with the Alabama Wildlife Federation, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System/Alabama 4-H, and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The program provide…

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Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP)

The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is a hands-on natural resources program that is dedicated to teaching wildlife and fisheries habitat management to junior and senior level (ages 9-18) 4-H and FFA youth across the United States….

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Forestry

The 4-H Forestry program helps youth to gain a strong understanding of trees, forest management, and environmental issues.  It also provides hands on learning experiences that helps individuals develop skills to become better managers of f…

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RiverKids

Paddling is a great way to experience Alabama’s abundant water resources, while enjoying quality time with friends and family and getting exercise.

Youth ages 9-18 are invited to participate in the 4-H RiverKids Program to learn ba…

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Alabama Water Watch

Is the lake I swim in clean or dirty? What lives in my favorite creek? The 4-H Alabama Water Watch Program (4-H AWW) is an opportunity for youth to answer questions like these and more. 4-H AWW helps students take care of Alabama’s water …

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Project WILD

In the fall of 2017, Alabama Extension became the Project WILD coordinating organization for the state of Alabama in partnership with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
Project WILD is one of the most widely used and recognized…

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4-Hi Flies High

Well–crafted teaching resource make student engagement easy! We’re glad you’re here to learn more about the 4-Hinnovators curriculum, and we hope that you’ll add it to your educational toolbox. We want to help you prepare your young peopl…

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