Click here for a registration form: 2017 Registration Form_dhs01302017. Registration form with deposit due by March 24th.
What is the 4-H Chick Chain? The 4-H Chick Chain project encourages youth to produce healthy chickens….and along the way, they learn about business management, develop record keeping skills (income and expenses), contribute to their family’s home food supply and realize the pride of accomplishment!
How does the 4-H Chick Chain work? A $50 deposit is required to register for the project. Each registered youth will receive 10, day-old pullet (female) chicks from two of the breeds mentioned below. They will raise their birds for 20 weeks and bring two of the birds (of the same breed) back to the show and auction on October 7th. The $50 deposit will be returned back to the youth as long as he/she participates in the show and auction.
This year, the bird breed selection will include Welsummers, Barred Rocks and Easter Eggers.
What makes the 4-H Chick Chain project so special? The birds are hatched from NPIP certified stock, clean from Pullorum-Typhoid and Avian Influenza, and also vaccinated against Marek’s disease. But the real reason it’s so special is that the 4-H’ers learn a lot of life skills by raising birds with hands-on care….following structured guidelines for protein (diet), health and housing.
Contact Doug Summerford, 4-H Foundation Regional Extension Agent for more information at 334-750-1573 or email@example.com.
Henry County 4-H contests begin February 2017. Click on the individual links in the chart below to find details for each event. Click here to find out dates, times and locations for events and how to REGISTER ==> 2017 Henry County 4-H Competitive Events_updated.
|EVENT DATE||DEADLINE TO REGISTER||COMPETITIVE EVENT (CONTEST)|
|3/9/2017||2/27/2017||Photography (World I See, only)|
|3/9/2017||2/27/2017||Woodworking (What Wood U Build) For Juniors and Intermediates For Seniors|
|3/29/2017||2/27/2017||Bicycle Rodeo (lunch provided) – Henry Co Schools Spring Break|
|3/29/2017||2/27/2017||Compact Tractor (lunch provided) – Henry Co Schools Spring Break|
|4/13/2017||3/27/2017||Public Speaking (Speak Up Alabama – Informative and Persuasive)|
|5/11/2017||4/24/2017||Jr. Achievement Interview Instructions Registration|
What is a 4-H Debate?
It’s public speaking and research, all rolled into one! So then….let’s think of a 4-H debate as an argument of sorts, with rules. It takes courage to stand up and speak in public! By taking part in a 4-H debate, you can learn to overcome your fears and maybe even become a master speech maker!
Click on the flyer to learn more: 4-h-debate-flyer_sep2016
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The Alabama 4-Good Dog Project, open to 4-H youth ages 9-19, is a statewide program where students can learn how to train a dog for agility and obedience, and ultimately compete in a dog show. Continue Reading…
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What is RCPP?
The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is a 2014 Farm Bill Program administered through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that harnesses partnership and innovation. The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District is leading a national RCPP project in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin with over 30 partners across Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. The goal of the project is to enhance water conservation and water quality in the ACF basin through the implementation of USDA-NRCS conservation practices. Partners have committed resources toward complementary conservation efforts in the ACF Basin over the next five years, with significant contributions to leverage Federal funds from USDA-NRCS. USDA-NRCS will provide financial and technical assistance to producers and landowners in the ACF Basin through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP*).
Natural Resources Concerns
The primary natural resource concerns to be addressed through this project are water quality and water quantity. By working together, the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA-NRCS, and tri-state partner entities will build an active conservation partnership to further the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of soil, water, wildlife and related natural resources at a watershed scale.
The chief objectives of this project are to assist regional producers and landowners in the implementation of conservation practices, to enhance existing partnerships in the region, and to coordinate innovative conservation delivery methods through outreach and education.
How and When to Apply
The dates for the 2015 RCPP signup vary by state.
* Alabama: August 27 – October 16
* Florida: TBD
* Georgia: October 1 – October 16
Apply by visiting your local USDA-NRCS Service Center. For additional assistance, please contact the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District at firstname.lastname@example.org or (229) 351-4728
A participant must receive eligibility determination by the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to participate in the program. The participant’s desired conservation site in the application must be located within the boundaries of the ACF River Basin.
A subset of EQIP* practices that enhance water conservation and water quality will be offered through this RCPP.