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Freestyle Demonstration

Do you know how to do something really well? How about writing text messages–fast? Yoga or Pilates? Leather work? Grooming your pet? Cup stacking? Showing your sense of style? Freestyle Demonstration lets you teach others by sharing your …

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Agriculture Damage Ripples Through Wiregrass Economy

… $45 million and potential job losses of more than 340.

Brown said that lost economic activity will also affect area governments.

“Local and county governments will see a loss in tax revenues from the storm,” he said. “That mean…

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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.

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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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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.
The …

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Species Selection and Stocking in Recreational Fish Ponds

…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 pond of less than 1/2 acre for bass and bluegill….

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Freshwater Clams and Mussels

…e can lead to a dramatic imbalance in the pond system, which leads to poor fish growth and other management problems. A good example of this is adding freshwater clams, particularly Corbicula or Asiatic clam (Corbicula fluminea), to a pond …

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Growing Herbs Indoors

…he soil will retain moisture and not dry out. Like other plants, a little fertilizer during the year can keep the plant going, but too much may cause a weak or off flavor of the foliage.”

Basil and mint are herbs that need soil that is…

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Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

…me trees at midtrunk while toppling others. Destroyed timber is valued at almost $20.9 million.

“The forest impact goes beyond downed trees to pine straw production,” said Lemme. “We estimate pine straw losses at about $11.8 millio…

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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

… fall. In the spring, you will enter one or both of your animals in the Alabama 4-H Beef It Up! Show. There are two categories from which to choose: halterbroke or penned. You may enter only one animal per category.

The goal is to produc…

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