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Rainwater Harvesting for Irrigation Water

While worldwide water consumption is rising at double the rate of the population, the amount of freshwater remains at only 2.5 percent of the world’s water resources. Rainfall replenishes much of the water we use; however, it is predicted t…

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Aerospace and Rocketry

Aerospace is about flying in Earth’s atmosphere and its surrounding outer space. The word is a combination of aeronautics or aviation and space. The science and technology of flying in Earth’s atmosphere is called aeronautics while flyi…

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Bioengineered Crops: Methods Used to Change Plants

Agriculture experts currently use five methods to change or modify plants. Some of these changes are considered bioengineering. Bioengineered crops (BE crops) are crafted by scientists to be resistant to pests, disease, and herbicides or…

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Farm Safety Day

Many people in agriculture know someone whose life has been affected by a farm-related injury or death. With a few simple precautions, these incidents can be prevented.

The mission of Farm Safety Day is simple–to provide education and…

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About 4-H Healthy Living

The goal of the Alabama 4-H Healthy Living programming is to provide developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that promote optimal physical, social, and emotional well-being for youth and their families. By encouraging the develop…

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$15 Challenge

Do you enjoy shopping? Do you look for great buys? Like to check out garage sales, thrift stores, or consignment shops? Have you ever brought your own special touch to an outfit that makes it unique and individually you? Compete in the 4-H …

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Speak Up Alabama

Do you want to stand up for what you believe? Do you want to be able to inspire or educate people on important issues? Well, the two Speak-Up Alabama events are the 4-H events for you!
Speak-Up Alabama helps build your leadership, citizens…

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Lawn Tractor

The 4-H Lawn Tractor Project is part of the Healthy Living Program. The contest gives you a chance to learn about safety as well as show what you know about the care and operation of compact or garden tractors and riding mowers, lawn care, …

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4-H Bake Off

Have you ever imagined that you were a famous pastry chef? You stand in front of an audience, using your knowledge and creativity to prepare wonderful and amazing dishes. 4-H Bake Off is your chance to do that—at least on an introductory …

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Chef 4-H

Have you ever imagined you were a famous chef? You stand in front of an audience of millions, using your knowledge and creativity to prepare wonderful and amazing dishes. Chef 4-H is your chance to do that–at least on an introductory leve…

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Competitive Events General Contest Policies

The purpose of 4-H is to assist youth in realizing their potential and to help them develop a positive self image. Through learning by doing, 4-H builds confidence and a feeling of accomplishment.

All 4-H projects are for young people. …

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Art of Container Gardening

Gardening in containers is one of the most compact, versatile, and creative forms of garden design. Planning and planting a container garden is a lot like making a floral arrangement. You have to think about height, color, and care while se…

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Graphic Design

Use your creativity and artistic ability to promote your 4-H project area or program with graphic design. 4-H members are encouraged to develop their visual communication skills by also identifying locations to display their created materia…

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World I See/World I Imagine

Show off your creativity and learn the basics of photography in either the World I See or the World I Imagine. Find what is interesting or unusual in your community, school, or home.

What You Will Learn:

The basics of good photograp…

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What Wood U Build

Woodworking is a great tradition. Wood is perfect for building everything from houses to hat racks. It can be painted or you can show off its natural grain and shine.
What Wood U Build helps you develop your skill in woodworking. It requir…

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