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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

 

Baked Foods — 4-H Contest

star shaped cookies

Pick from three different categories to show off your baking skills:

  1. Cookies — all cookies, including brownies and squares
  2. Cakes — all cakes, including cupcakes
  3. Breads — biscuits, muffins, cornbread, loaves yeast bread

(will only need 3 to 6 of the smaller, individual baked food items [cookies, cupcakes, muffins, etc] to be judged at school)

Guidelines:

  • You are only allowed to enter one product in only one category.
  • No mixes allowed (including Bisquick).
  • No candy, fudge or pies will be judged.
  • Products should be made by you, the 4-Her, but you can receive help.
  • Your name, teacher, grade, school and age must be on your recipe.
  • Prepare a small handout that includes a title, the recipe and some nutritional information about your product to turn in with your entry (handouts can be typed or handwritten).

Scoring: Recipe – 10 points, Taste – 20 points, Texture – 10 points, Appearance – 10 points

If you’re wanting to do the Baked Foods Contest for your in-school contest, be sure to check with your teacher or 4-H Agent to check on when its due for your school. 

We will also have a Baked Foods Contest at our County Round-Up on a date TBD in Apri.

 

2018 Blount County 4-H Summer Camp — Registration opening soon!

4-H Summer Camp Registration Announcement

 

Blount County 4-Hers will be attending the first session (June 4-6) of summer camp at the Alabama 4-H Center. You can visit the Center’s website for more information about camp.

The website has a link to register online, but you MUST pre-register through the Blount County Extension Office before registering online. If you register online without first contacting the office, your registration will not be approved. We have a limited number of spots available, and they are first come, first served.

The registration deadline to have your pre-registration form turned in, as well as your camp fee is February 22. Once the pre-registration has been turned in, we will provide you with additional camp forms, packing info, etc.

You can find the pre-registration form by clicking the link below.

2018 Camp Pre-Registration Form – Blount County

Alabama 4-H Center Website/Summer Camp Info

For more information, please contact the Blount County Extension Office 205-274-2129

Sign up today for the Pig Squeal Project

Pig Squeal Project announcementWant to grow your own bacon? Sign up today for the Blount County 4-H Pig Squeal Project. Each participant will receive two feeder pigs that you will raise for about four months. Then you will bring your best hog to the Pig Squeal Show and Auction. The cost to sign up is $120. This covers the cost of your two pigs and a project t-shirt.

You can contact the Blount County Extension Office or Jenny Bishop for more information or click on the link below to see the project flyer and registration form.

Forms and fee due November 17. Limited spots available.

Pig Squeal Flyer and Registration Blount County 17

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