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Feeding Broiler Litter to Beef Cattle

…nergy, and minerals, especially for brood cows and stocker cattle, which are the backbone of the cattle industry in the state. In addition to offering an economic advantage, using broiler litter in feed also helps to conserve plant nutrient…

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Growing Bull Minnows in Alabama

Bull minnows (Fundulus grandis), also known as gulf killifish, mudminnows, mudfish, cacahoes, and finger mullet, are commonly sold by bait dealers to recreational anglers for live bait. Bull minnows are supplied to bait dealers by fishermen…

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Senior Achievement

…e judged by a screening committee of Extension professionals, 4-H Volunteers, and appropriate industry representatives. State achievement awards will be presented in both Senior Level I and Senior Level II if applications are received on ti…

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Financial Assistance

Producers implementing conservation techniques on-farm are eligible for financial assistance through the United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service. There are several forms of assistance available. These p…

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Understanding Soil pH

…s mostly calcium carbonate (CaCO3).
Dolomitic limestone must have at least 6 percent magnesium, according to Alabama state law. It is made from rocks that contain a mixture of calcium and magnesium carbonates. Dolomitic limestone also pr…

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Youth Council

…hip and leadership skills by attending and participating in the 4-H Youth Leadership Conference, 4-H Midwinter Retreat, State 4-H Ambassadors, and other leadership and citizenship events.
Help report the successes of the 4-H program to t…

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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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Junior Naturalist Program

Alabama is a state rich in natural resources and ranked fifth in the nation in terms of biodiversity (variety of fauna and flora). This is possible because of our state’s extensive river system and five distinct physiographic land section…

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Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP)

…ng wildlife and fisheries habitat management to junior and senior level (ages 9-18) 4-H and FFA youth across the United States.

WHEP is the only national youth program that teaches wildlife and fish habitat management with a scientifical…

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Develop citizenship and leadership knowledge and skills.
Demonstrate knowledge and skills by participating in state-level forestry judging activities.
Receive recognition for accomplishments.

Knowledge and Skills:


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… awareness of environmental and resource management issues, and incorporate service projects into our fun.

Under the statewide framework, the program has grown from the grassroots level in 28 counties as 37 certified instructors, 10 cert…

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Alabama Water Watch

…ers in natural resource and environmental fields, and gain valuable skills and knowledge. 4-H AWW is part of the larger statewide volunteer monitoring program, Alabama Water Watch that was established in 1992, and is a national model for ci…

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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

… is nonpotable and requires extensive treatment for use as tap water. Potable water purification requirements vary with state and local ordinances and must be inspected by local authorities.

Water harvesting systems can range from a simp…

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Aerospace and Rocketry

…that when burned in the rocket engine provides propulsion. Propulsion is based on Newton’s Third Law of physics which states that for every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Want to be an astronaut?
Expeditions are journ…

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