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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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Competitive Events General Contest Policies

…of Contests
When entering Alabama 4-H Competitive Events, a young person may only compete in one event at regional and state competition because of contest scheduling. Each county may register one Senior Level I and one Senior Level II ind…

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Agriculture Damage Ripples Through Wiregrass Economy

…at means they have less money to support government functions and infrastructure.”

Extension estimates that local, state and federal tax revenues in the region could decline by as much as $22.8 million.

The projected economic and jo…

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Livestock Judging Contest

…ock 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 and 11 year…

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How to Submit Pond Water Samples


To be completed by the county Extension office. Samples can be mailed to:





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Freshwater Clams and Mussels

…ke up what are collectively called zebra mussels. (See Figure 3.) These invaders are thought to have reached the United States via shipping into the Great Lakes during the 1980s. Since that time, zebra mussels have spread throughout the upp…

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Hurricane Deals Heavy Blow to Alabama Agriculture

…across Alabama. Alabama Cooperative Extension System Director Gary Lemme called it a devastating blow to farmers in the state’s Wiregrass region.

“Cotton farmers suffered the greatest losses,” said Lemme. “But the storm affected …

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What Do We Teach? Animal Science

…ry county.

Growing Alabama’s Future: Alabama 4-H seeks to empower youth with the skills to lead our communities, our state, our nation, and our world. Alabama 4-H will reflect the population demographics, vulnerable populations, diverse …

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Good Dog

…d problem-solving skills. Ultimately, youth will compete in a county 4-H dog show. Winners proceed to a regional and/or state show.
Who Can Participate
Any young person age 9 through 18 as of January 1 of the project year can participate….

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Planning Your 4-H Year Ahead

…interest and support.
Establish Club Goals
What do the young people want their club to achieve during the year? Goals state what the club members would like to see the club accomplish. They should be developed from the interests of club …

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