Upcoming Events



4-H is open to all youth ages 9 to 18 as of January 1, 2019. It is mandatory for you to register your child online at www.alabama4h.com. Once you set up your child’s 4-H profile, you will use this site to register for many 4-H events such as Summer Camp, 4-H Football Day, Competitive Event Days, and more. The monthly newsletter is uploaded to this site as well.

Please look at the attached sheet and see other ways you can keep up with 4-H events and news. Page 2 has a calendar of September events. We look forward to having your child in 4-H. If we can help you in any way please contact our office at 256-547-7936



2018 4-H Grows WILD Habitat Project


. Youth must be ages 9-18 as of January 1, 2019 and have access to at least 1/2 acre land to plant. Registration fee is $30 and includes seeds and materials for an exclusion cage. Seeds will be Durana Clover, chicory, turnips, winter rye grass. Click the link below to register to do the 4-H Wildlife Habitat Project and see more details.   Registration Packet – Fall 2018 ONLY


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4-H August Newsletter

School has started back and 4-H is gearing up and kicking off! Click on the link below to read our monthly newsletter and see how you and your children can become involved. All youth ages 9-19 as of January 1, 2018 can participate. If there is not a program at your child’s school, please become active in one of our many community clubs listed on page 4 of the newsletter. If you have any questions please call our office at 256-547-7936 and we will be glad to help!


Athletic Turf Workshop

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Thursday, August 9th, 2018

8:30am to 3:00pm

Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center

Crossville, AL

  • 8:30-8:45 Registration
  • 8:45- 9:30 Mowing, aeration, topdressing, irrigation & drainage
    • Proper mowing heights & frequency. Reasons to aerate, equipment to use.  Proper topdressing materials and techniques.  Irrigation design and schedules.
  • 9:30- 10:30 Fertility, Overseeding and transition
    • Overview of plant nutrition. Interpreting soil tests.  How soil types impact fertilizer needs.  Establishing ryegrass and overseed.  Herbicides for transitioning out of ryegrass in the spring.
  • 10:30- 12:15 Pest Management
    • Major pests & control: Fire ants, armyworms, weeds, diseases.
  • Lunch
  • 12:45-3:00 Tour field
    • Equipment, how to take a soil test, maintaining pitcher’s mounds, skinned areas, scouting a field for possible problems.
    • Sprayer/Spreader Calibration
  • Adjourn

Please call the Extension Office by August 1, 2018 to RSVP 256-547-7936

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