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Cloverbuds

The Cloverbud program is a special part of the total Alabama 4-H youth development program. It is a way to build confidence, social skills, decision-making abilities, knowledge, and physical skills of 5 to 8 year olds. In Cloverbuds, young …

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Wonderful World of Leadership

Basic leadership knowledge and skills are essentials for success in almost any field. Even though the person may not be the president or vice president of a club, skills associated with leadership are helpful if not necessary, when working …

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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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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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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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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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$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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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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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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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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