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Rethinking Youth Mentoring: A 2020 Vision

Mentoring is a prevention and intervention strategy that is a critical asset to a youth’s successful path to adulthood. This belief is supported by research that shows mentoring programs can have a positive impact on youth in the areas of…

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Early Management of Gray Mold & Anthracnose

Anthracnose and gray mold can create problems for strawberry growers throughout the Southeast. Learn to recognize and manage these diseases.

Most strawberry growers in the Southeast use the annual hill plasticulture sys…

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4-H Foundation Scholarship Application Tip Sheet

In order to apply for an Alabama 4-H Foundation Scholarship, you must have a 4HOnline family profile. If you do not have a family profile, contact your county Extension office and staff will help you set one up. Once your family profile has…

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Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program

The Sand Mountain Elite Heifer Development Program is a forage-based development program for yearling heifers consigned by cattle producers in Alabama. The heifers are nominated in November and arrive at the Sand Mountain Research a…

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Citizenship Washington Focus

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a week-long 4-H citizenship program for youth ages 14–18 that takes place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just one mile from Washington, DC.

Every summer, thousands of young people par…

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Fig Production Guide

Figs are easy to grow in warm climates but produce their best fruit in Mediterranean climates with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Learn about fig botany, varieties, growing techniques, and disease and pest problems.

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Selecting and Managing a Dairy Goat/Sheep Herd

This is an excerpt of Dairy Goat and Sheep Operations in the Southeast Production Guide, ANR-2457.

Purchasing Guidelines
There are a number of factors to consider before purchasing your ideal dairy goat or sheep. Follow these guidel…

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Horse Project

The 4-H Horse Project teaches horsemanship skills, horse judging, tack care, and basic management. Participation will help youth understand how to manage a show horse, learn entrepreneurship and record keeping, become better horsemen, and r…

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Writing Off the Cost of Machinery and Equipment

The Internal Revenue Service generally requires that purchasers of machinery and equipment recover or write-off the cost of purchase over the expected life of the item. Several years ago,  Congress introduced additional first-year expensin…

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Raised Bed Gardening

Raised bed gardening is a convenient and easy way to produce homegrown vegetables. Unlike traditional in-ground gardening where lots of space is usually required, raised bed gardening is a perfect alternative for people who cannot garden du…

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Integrated Pest Management Guides

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System creates integrated pest management guides for major row crops; small and stored grains; pastures and forage crops; commercial turfgrass; and noncropland. These guides are compiled by both current an…

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Arbor Day Poster Contest

Entries are being accepted for the 2020 Arbor Day Poster Contest. Please read and follow these rules carefully to submit an eligible entry. All posters must be received by February 10.

Contest Rules

Posters must be the original wo…

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Midwinter Leadership Retreat

Attend the 2020 Alabama 4-H Midwinter Leadership Retreat at the Alabama 4-H Center Jan. 31–Feb. 2, 2020.
Midwinter 2020 Goals

Learn about new and exciting opportunities in 4-H.
Reach out to other young people.
Attend workshops…

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National 4-H Conference

National 4-H Conference is the premier professional and leadership development event for 4-H members ages 16-18 who are actively engaged in 4-H programs. The conference is held in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the conference is to provide…

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Produce Safety Rule

Produce (fruits and nuts, fungi, root, leafy, sprout and vine-stalk vegetables) is the number one cause of foodborne illness in the United States. These outbreaks account for nearly half of all foodborne illnesses.

A new produce safety r…

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