Upcoming Events



2018 County Round-Up

The 2018 Blount County 4-H Round-up will be held on Tuesday, April 24, beginning at 5:00 P.M. in the auditorium at the Frank Green Building in Oneonta. This will be the county-wide contest for our 4-H Competitive Events.

Prize money and ribbons will be awarded to the top three places in each event and division for the county contests. The prize money will be as follows: 1st Place- $15; 2nd Place- $10, 3rd Place- $5. The first and second place winners from the County Round-Up will have the opportunity to participate at the Northwest Alabama 4-H Congress.

If you have any questions regarding the County Round-Up, you can contact the Extension Office for more information. The phone number is 205-274-2129 or email sbs0003@aces.edu.

You can choose up to three contests to participate in. Please click on the contest to review the rules before the event. Entries that do not follow the rules will be disqualified. Please make sure to review all rules/contests as some changes have been made this year.

2018 REGISTRATION FORM

Interior Design

What Wood U Build (contact the office for instructions)

$15 Challenge

Graphic Design

4-H Bake Off

Speak Up Alabama

Chef 4-H 

Freestyle Demonstration

Freestyle Showcase

eXtreme Birdhouse

Photography

Blocks Rock!

Have I Got a Story

Alabama Quilters

Blount County 4-H Chick Chain: 2018

4-H Chick Chain Project

 

The 4-H Chick Chain Project teaches young people about raising backyard chickens. Any Blount County Youth, ages 9-18, can participate.

Cost: $50 (includes the price of the chickens and the required vaccination)

How it works:

  • Applying the “learn by doing” aspect of 4-H, each participant will be responsible for raising his/her own flock
  • You can choose up to TWO of the three breeds listed on the Registration Form (Rhode Island Red, Buff Orpington, Black Australorp)
  • There will be a Mandatory Training in April for all participants
  • Each participant will receive 10 baby pullets (females) during the first few weeks of May
  • After about 20 weeks, you will bring your best TWO pullets (of the same breed) to the 4-H Chick Chain Show and Auction where they will be judged and auctioned off (this is held on the Saturday of the Blount Co. Fair)
  • Each participant at the show/auction will receive prize money plus the money from the sale of their chickens
  • Your remaining chicks are yours to keep!

For more information about the project or about the breeds, visit the Alabama 4-H Website.

Registration forms and fees are due to the Blount County Extension office by March 2.

Click below for a registration form.

2018 Registration Form

For more information, contact the office 205-274-2129 or email Sara Smith sbs0003@aces.edu

 

Alabama Quilters — Quilting Contest

quilts - Quilting contest announcement

Do you like creating things? Do you know how to sew or want to learn? Then Alabama Quilters may be for you! All in-school 4-H members will have the opportunity to participate in this contest by turning it in at school, on the date that will be announced by your teacher, before or on the day of your January 4-H Club Meeting (unless your specific school/club was instructed otherwise).

Not in a school 4-H Club? You can still participate in our contests at the County Round-Up to be held in April or May. Stay tuned for more details about that event.

Click here for complete rules and more information about Alabama Quilters — quilting contest. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Blount County Extension Office or your 4-H Agent:

Nancy Graves

Sara Smith

Jenny Bishop

The World I Picture — 4-H Photography Contest

Camera - Photography Contest Announcement

Are you interested in photography? What about photo editing? Then “The World I Picture” may be the contest for you. All in-school 4-H members will have the opportunity to participate in this contest by turning it in at school, on the date that will be announced by your teacher, before or on the day of your January 4-H Club Meeting (unless your specific school/club was instructed otherwise)

Not in a school 4-H Club? You can still participate in our contests at the County Round-Up to be held in April or May. Stay tuned for more details about that event.

Click here for complete rules and more information about The World I Picture photography contest. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Blount County Extension Office or your 4-H Agent:

Nancy Graves

Sara Smith

Jenny Bishop

4-H Football Day Scheduled for September 16, 2017

football ticket announcing 4-H football day on September 16, 2017

 

Alabama 4-H is partnering with the AU College of Ag in conjunction with the  Auburn Ag Round-up at Ag Heritage Park to host 4-H Football Day. The event will be held September 16, 2017 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Registration is open now to the first 500 people and closes September 8th. The cost will be $15 for 4-H members and volunteers and $40 for guests (non members and parents) and includes a game ticket, tee shirt and entry into Ag Round-Up.  Register here: http://www.aces.edu/4-H-youth/AL4-H/events.php

 

Blount County 4-H Livestock Camp

4-H

4-H youth learn about grooming livestock for various types of shows. The 4-H Livestock Camp was a two day event where youth learned about grooming and positioning cattle. They also got to work with hogs and learned to shear lambs for show. Extension agents and local FFA teachers provided training. Fish and Wildlife Camp will be coming up in June 2015.