Upcoming Events



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

 

Agri-Tourism in Alabama

zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, rhubarb, beans in the foreground, people buying and selling under umbrellas in soft focus in the background

Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with growers. Farms may open to the public for wildlife watching and hunting. Ag tours, on farm bed-and-breakfasts, and dude ranches give tourists the fresh air, open space, and relaxation of country life.

U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, hay mazes, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, ag heritage museums, festivals, and fairs all attract visitors.

Find your Agri-Tourism destination today!

Alabama Master Naturalist Program

egret standing on driftwood in a wetland area

The Alabama Master Naturalist program is a new statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. In addition, the AMN program will also develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

Learn more about how you can participate today!