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Washing Raw Poultry Can Lead to Foodborne Illness

For many years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has recommended that poultry should not be washed prior to or during meal preparation. The reason for this recommendation is to prevent the spread of foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella…

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Extension Leads in Advancing Alabama

In our rapidly changing digital era, Alabama Extension continues to lead in research and problem solving. Our educational outreach spans the state creating economic opportunities for residents, providing the latest resources for i…

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Alabama 4-H: Building a Better Future through Friendship and Leadership

…Y, Ala. – Confidence, better communication and positive community change are the focus of Alabama 4-H citizenship and leadership programs again this year. 4-H encourages members to learn, lead and make a difference in the communities they…

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State Impact: 4-H Leadership

3,111 clubs with approximately 9,333 club officers learning and engaging in leadership development
728 youth serving 67 county youth councils to make the local program and community better
21 state ambassadors representing the 4-H…

Youth Leadership Conference

Join Alabama 4-H for the ninth annual Youth Leadership Conference March 23–24, 2019 at the Alabama 4-H Center. This two-day event will be action packed with fun workshops and Leadership adventures for youth ages 9–13.
A one-time,…

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Midwinter Leadership Retreat

Learn about new and exciting opportunities in 4-H during the 2019 Alabama 4-H Midwinter Leadership Retreat at the Alabama 4-H Center! Learn valuable Leadership skills by participating in workshops February 1–3, 2019. Register through 4HOn…

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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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What Do We Teach? Leadership and Citizenship

The Alabama 4-H leadership and citizenship curriculum grid provides a snapshot of what we teach. Please note, not all programs are available in every county.

Growing Alabama’s Future: Alabama 4-H seeks to empower youth with the skills to…

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Vaping and E-cigarettes: What are the risks?

…ing, mood, and impulse control.
Because the brain is still developing during the teen years, nicotine exposure might lead to changes in the central nervous system that could cause teens to form a dependence much faster on other drugs in …

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Prescribed Fire: Weather

…e canopy. In general, it is best to burn when relative humidity ranges from 30 to 55 percent. Lower humidity levels can lead to dangerous burning conditions. With higher humidity levels, forest stands are less likely to burn well.


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4-H Announces 2019–2020 State Ambassadors

…ves as one of the advisors of the state 4-H ambassadors. She said that she is looking forward to seeing the outstanding leadership and citizenship skills this year’s ambassadors will bring.

“The 4-H ambassadors have an outstanding impa…

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