Upcoming Events



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

 

4-H Arts and Crafts Workshop

leather bracelets

We will be having a fun-filled 4-H Arts and Crafts day for any Blount County Youth age 9-18 that would like to participate (if you’re not currently a 4-H member that’s ok!). Activities will include tie-dying, leather crafting and photography.

When: July 26th, 2017

Where: Blount County Extension Office Auditorium

Time: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (lunch will be provided)

Registration Fee: $10

**Registration deadline is July 18th, 2017**

You can call the Extension Office, email sbs0003@aces.edu, download the form below, or just stop by to register for the workshop! It is open to any Blount County Youth age 9-18, not just current 4-H members.

Arts & Crafts Registration Form

 

Introducing 4-H Yoga!

Introducing 4-H Yoga! Tuesday, July 18th we will have a fun filled day learning Yoga techniques. Yoga is a great way to engage in physical activity because it helps improve flexibility, balance, and strength. Yoga can also improve attention span, relationships, self-esteem, and listening skills. We will also do some fun yoga crafts and each participant will receive their very own yoga mat and a handbook with all of the fun poses to practice 4-H Yoga at home.

 Time: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. (Lunch will be provided)

Location: Dalton Moss Lodge at Palisades Park

Registration Fee: $10

You can call the Extension Office, email sbs0003@aces.edu,  download the form below, or just stop by to register for the workshop! It is open to any Blount County Youth age 9-18, not just current 4-H members.

We love 4-H Yoga and we know you will to!

Yoga Registration Form

**Registration Deadline is July 11, 2017**

2017 Blount County Chick Chain Project

 

If you have signed up to participate the 2017 Blount County 4-H Chick Chain Project, I have provided some important dates, documents and links that will be helpful as you begin your project.

Dates to Remember:

April 18 — Mandatory Meeting                                                                                                                                                                                                   May 3 — Chick Pick-up  at Extension Office                                                                                                                                                                         June-July — Home Visits will take place                                                                                                                                                                      September 16 — Chick Chain Show and Auction

Production Manual

Home Visitation Report

Feed Ration Worksheet

Poultry Record Keeping Guide

Showmanship Scoresheet

Chick Chain Donor Form

Show and Auction Flyer

DIY Brooder Example

DIY Chicken Coops

 

 

 

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!