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Crenshaw County Pig Pen

Are you interested in learning more about hogs? Covington County 4-H, Pike County 4-H and Crenshaw County 4-H have partnered to bring  you the Cackle Club and the Pig Pen projects! The goal of each of these projects is to encourage youth to learn about the proper ways to care for, feed, house, and maintain livestock. Youth will learn record keeping and business skills, as well as enjoy the feeling of accomplishment that comes from a job well done.50-300 pounds. The mandatory meeting before the Pig Pen project is scheduled for Thursday, April 22 at 6 PM at the Pike County Extension office. Hogs arrive in June, and in October youth will compete in a hog show at the Pike County Fair.

If you are interested in these programs, please contact Mrs. Katie Lee for more information. You can also call 334-335-6312. The last day to registers is March 17th.

If you do not have a form, come by the Extension Office and get your 4-Her registered!

 

Cackle Club

Are you interested in learning more about chickens? Covington County 4-H, Pike County 4-H and Crenshaw County 4-H have partnered to bring  you the Cackle Club and the Pig Pen projects! The goal of each of these projects is to encourage youth to learn about the proper ways to care for, feed, house, and maintain livestock. Youth will learn record keeping and business skills, as well as enjoy the feeling of accomplishment that comes from a job well done.

Boy with show chickens at county fair

Cackle Club is our poultry production project. Participants will receive six female chicks and a show cage for $60. Youth can choose from three varieties of birds: Rhode Island Red, Buff Orpington, or Plymouth Barred Rock. A mandatory meeting for parents and youth is planned for Monday, April 18 at 6 PM at the Pike County Extension office. This meeting will explain the project in more detail, and give guidelines for the care of the chickens, biosecurity, and introduce youth to the record keeping that will be required as part of the project. Chicks will arrive in early May and youth will raise them throughout the summer and fall. In October, the youth will show off  their work as they compete in the poultry show at the Pike County Fair.

If you are interested in these programs, please contact Mrs. Katie Lee for more information. You can also call 334-335-6312. The last day to register is March 17th.

Come by the Extension office to fill out a form, if you do not have one and register your 4-H’er for the club.

Find the Right 4-H Club to Fit Your Interests

Volunteer helping child in garden

Crenshaw county 4-H has numerous types of clubs. These clubs are available throughout the county. We offer clubs through all Crenshaw county schools.

4-H focuses on youth development and education through various hands-on activities and events. Becoming a 4-H member allows youth to participate in a variety of opportunities that may not have been previously available.

Animal Science clubs range from horse to beef to poultry and swine. Youth can learn about sustainability, forestry and wildlife and outdoor recreation in Natural Resource clubs. A large portion of 4-H is creating young leaders, members can learn about career exploration, citizenship and leadership in the Leadership and Citizenship clubs.

There are many ways to find a 4-H club in your county, if you are not already a member. Parents can go to the Alabama 4-H website and select Crenshaw county to find available clubs and join online. If you don’t have access to a computer or the website, you can contact the Crenshaw county Extension office for assistance.
For more information, contact Katie Lee, 4-H Foundation Regional Extension Agent, or visit the Alabama 4-H website at www.Alabama4H.com, where you can find upcoming events throughout the state, register for 4-H and look at all the clubs 4-H has to offer.

Article by:  Maggie Barlow

2016 4-H Classroom in the Forest

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The 4th grade classes from all four schools in Crenshaw county were able to attend Classroom in the Forest this year at Mr. Barnett King’s Treasure Forest. They learned about animals through the Skins-n-Skulls, which allows 4-H’ers to touch actual animal pelts native to Alabama as well as skulls from those same animals.  Other activities included a prescribed burn, tree identification, flag a tree, and a visit from a tracking dog with the Department of Conservation & Game and Fish.

For more information on Classroom in the Forest or the 4-H program in Crenshaw county, please contact Katie Lee or the Crenshaw County Extension office.

Poultry Production

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Poultry production continues to be Crenshaw County’s largest agricultural commodity, extension provides many types of educational programs for poultry producers especially in the areas of waste management.

For more information on poultry production, contact the Crenshaw County Extension office, or visit the AU Poultry Ventilation & Housing website home of the National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC).