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Freestyle Demonstration

Do you know how to do something really well? How about writing text messages–fast? Yoga or Pilates? Leather work? Grooming your pet? Cup stacking? Showing your sense of style? Freestyle Demonstration lets you teach others by sharing your …

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Have I Got A Story

Storytelling is one of our oldest traditions. It is a way to pass on history and to help us understand our world. Just as importantly, storytelling fulfills our need to entertain and to be entertained. Have I Got A Story lets you demonstrat…

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Agriculture Damage Ripples Through Wiregrass Economy

AUBURN UNIVERISTY, Ala.—The impact of agriculture damage from Hurricane Michael is rippling through southeast Alabama’s regional economy. The associate director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System said that total agriculture imp…

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Livestock Skillathon

The Livestock Skillathon is open to enrolled members of Alabama 4-H. Each Alabama county may enter a team in each of the following age divisions:

Junior Division: 4-H members who are between 9 and 11 years old before January 1.
Inte…

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Livestock Quiz Bowl

The Livestock Quiz Bowl is open to enrolled members of Alabama 4-H. Each Alabama county and/or charted Alabama 4-H Club may enter a team in each of the following age divisions:

Junior Division: 4-H members who are between 9 and 11 year…

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Livestock Judging Contest

The Livestock Judging Contest is open to enrolled members of Alabama 4-H. 4-H membership is available for youth ages 9 to 18. The state contest consists of three different age divisions:

Junior Division: 4-H members who are between 9 a…

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Rabbit Project

The 4-H Rabbit Project is designed to teach 4-H members recommended management practices for growing and raising rabbits. Rabbits grow fast and cost less to raise than most other types of livestock. Raising rabbits requires little room, low…

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Pig Squeal

The 4-H Pig Squeal Project teaches young people recommended management practices for growing and raising swine. Participants develop swine management skills, learn to produce healthy pigs, develop awareness of business management, and devel…

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Poultry Que

Poultry Que helps youth develop skills in the safe preparation and use of poultry as part of a healthy diet. Participants will learn poultry size and scope, value, and cost per serving of poultry. Leadership skills will be developed that le…

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Egg Cookery

Egg Cookery is a cooking demonstration where 4-H members acquire knowledge of quality standards, size classification, nutritional value, preparation and storage, functional properties, versatility, and economic value of eggs.
Purpose
The …

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Species Selection and Stocking in Recreational Fish Ponds

Species Selection and Stocking is part two of seven in the Management of Recreational Fish Ponds series.

The choice of fish to stock depends on the pond owner’s goals and on the resources available. It is very difficult to manage a pon…

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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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