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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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Selecting and Serving Fresh Produce Safely

AUBURN, Ala. – Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Local markets carry a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that are both nutritious and delicious. However, harmful bacteria that may be in the soil or wa…

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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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Mountain Lions In Alabama?

AUBURN, Ala. – We have seen them in movies and on the internet, but can we find mountain lions in Alabama? Commonly found in western parts of the United States, scientists say their range is expanding. The most recent confirmed sighting ne…

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The Whoo: Owls of Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. – Have you ever been outside at night and heard a soft hoot coming out of the darkness? It was probably one of the several species of owls that call Alabama home. There are several things that people can look for to help iden…

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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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Horseradish: A Hardy and Zesty Perennial

AUBURN, Ala. – Horseradish is a popular food choice that provides a spicy flavor to meals. People grow it for the hot taste that the taproot of the plant has. An oil you find in the root cells creates the hot smell and flavor. Unknown to mo…

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Annual Flower Beds Add Excitement to Home Landscape

AUBURN, Ala. – Planting annual flower beds can bring bright color and sweet fragrances to your yard. Homeowners looking to enhance their landscape have several choices of annual flowers to do the job. Since annuals last only one season, you…

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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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