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Dwarf Shrubs in Landscapes

AUBURN, Ala. – Developing a functional and beautiful landscape can be difficult. When deciding how to build your landscape, there are two factors that come into play: space and expense.

Mike McQueen, an Alabama Extension regional agent…

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Growing Blueberries in Your Fall Landscape

AUBURN, Ala. – Blueberries are a healthy, delicious fruit. They can be baked into muffins and breads, added to cereal or eaten out of hand. They are one of the few plants that offer beauty and taste throughout most of the year. Rabbiteye …

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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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Storm Hits Alabama Pecan Crops

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – There are not as many acres of pecans in southeast Alabama as there are row crop acres, but Hurricane Michael’s impact on pecan orchards is just as profound.
Storm Damage
Bryan Wilkins, a research associate 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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Crop Insurance Not a Guaranteed Payout for Farmers

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Insurance companies will be busy processing claims and assessing damages, as residents affected by Hurricane Michael work to recover. Crop insurance agents and adjusters, in tandem with Extension agents and other g…

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