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2018-2019 Marshall County 4-H

It is time to start thinking about enrolling your children in 4-H for the 2018-2019 school year!

Click here for 2018-2019 Monthly Information & Registrations

4-H In-School Clubs will be offered at the following schools:

Albertville City

Albertville Elementary (4th)

Arab City

Arab Elementary, Junior High & High (4th-12th)

Boaz City

Boaz Intermediate (4th-5th)

Boaz Middle

Guntersville City

Cherokee Elementary (4th-5th)

Guntersville High (9th-12th Agri-science Classes)

Marshall County Schools

Asbury Elementary, Middle & High (4th-12th)

Brindlee Mountain Elementary & High (4th-12th)

DAR Elementary, Middle & High (4th-12th)

Douglas Elementary, Middle & High (4th-12th)

Private School

Marshall Christian School (4th-12th)

Community (Homeschool) Clubs

Boaz Community (Grace Church) 4th-12th

Marshall Community (Guntersville Recreation Center) 4th-12th + Cloverbuds

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Don’t Have an In-School 4-H Club? Contact Us! We offer Independent Membership & a Community Club that meets once/monthly.

 


You can Reach the Extension Office at: (256) 582-2009

Visit us on the Ground Floor of the Guntersville Courthouse

or

Email us at: kkroberson@aces.edu or adjones@aces.edu

4-H Beef it Up! Project Registration open

4-H Beef it Up Project Information & Registration

WHAT IS IT?

The 4-H Beef it Up project is designed to teach 4-H members recommended management practices for growing and raising beef. Your participation in the 4-H Beef It Up project will help you….

  • ·Develop beef management skills
  • ·Learn to produce a healthy finished beef product
  • ·Develop an awareness for business management
  • ·Develop record keeping skills
  • ·Realize the pride of accomplishment

You will learn these practices by developing a 400-600 lb. steer calf into a 1,000+ lb. market ready steer

NOTE: This project is a stand-alone Beef project; not connected with the previously established Alabama Heifer & Steer project. It is designed as an introductory beef production project

MORE INFORMATION

Mandatory Informational meeting will be held August 29th beginning at 5:30 pm at the Marshall County Extension Office (Ground Floor of Guntersville Courthouse). This will be for any family signed up for the project OR interested in learning more.

Registration deadline: August 31st, 2017.

HOW TO REGISTER

For More Information or to Register click here: 2017-18 Beef it Up Registration Form

Questions? Call the Marshall County Extension Office at (256) 582-2009

2017-18 High School 4-H Clubs

Marshall County 4-H is excited to pilot a new way for high school members to remain involved in 4-H! Schools are encouraged to inform the Extension Office as soon as possible which Option will work best for them and their students!

Marshall County 4-H is piloting a new format for the 2017-18 school year where requested. Please see the following options and inform us what will work best for you, your students, and both of your schedules.

Option A: Traditional

Traditional clubs will meet once per month, at the school, with a business meeting, educational program and 1-2 contests per month. 4-H Agent will conduct each meeting.

Option B: Virtual

Virtual clubs will meet once per month, at the school, at any time available to the 4-H club leader and their students. Club leaders will receive an email at the beginning of the month with a video from the Extension Office along with links to any pertinent information for that month. 1-2 contests per month; due to 4-H Club leader.

Option C: Blended

Blended clubs will receive all contest rules and guidelines for the entire year at September club meeting. Students work at their own pace with contest projects. Extension Agent will come to classroom once monthly for updated business and upcoming events.

teacher standing in front of high school students in their desksContact Information:

Kristen Roberson (256) 558-2198; kkroberson@aces.edu
Audrey Jones (256) 582-2009; adjones@aces.edu

Please call the Extension Office at (256) 582-2009 for any questions or inquiries.

 

4-H Youth Council Application

The Marshall County 4-H Office is now accepting applications for individuals interested in serving on the Marshall County 4-H Youth Council for the 2017-2018 4-H year.

What is Youth Council?

Youth Council is involved in the following endeavors throughout the 4-H year: planning and implementing community service projects, acting as the face of 4-H while assisting at county 4-H sponsored events, and helping determine which curriculum is used and which activities are included in programming for the 4-H club year. We have lots of fun, and serving on 4-H County Council is a wonderful leadership opportunity that will benefit you in all you do in the future.
Haven’t thought of yourself as a leader before? This may be the perfect opportunity!!!

What do the members say?

“It’s given me a chance to step out of my comfort zone, make new friends, and become a leader”.

Questions?

Call the Extension Office at (256) 582-2009 or email Mrs. Roberson at kkroberson@auburn.edu

Application can be found by clicking here: Youth Council Application 2017

Join us!! You may submit your application now through June 16th, 2017!

4-H Summer Camp

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer? Check out 4-H Summer Camp!

Dates: June 5-7, 2017 (Registration closes February 20th, 2017)

Cost: $125 includes: Transportation, Meals, Lodging and all activities

Place: Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, AL

Camp Brochure Here

Registration Form Here


*Registration is not complete until we receive registration form AND payment in the Marshall County Extension Office on the Ground Floor of Guntersville Courthouse.


For More Information visit: http://www.aces.edu/4-H-youth/4H-Center/camp/

or call the Marshall County Extension Office at: (256) 582-2009

Marshall County Twisters 4-H Club

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No 4-H Club at your School or for your grade?

Does your 4-H in-school club meet during Band practice or Basketball?

We’ve put a TWIST on 4-H Clubs in Marshall County… Introducing the Marshall County 4-H Twisters Club. This club is open to any young person who is a resident of Marshall County between the ages of 9-18 on January 1st, 2017.


Meetings are held the last Tuesday evening of each month beginning at 6:30 pm

Ground Floor of the Guntersville Courthouse

CLICK HERE: 2016-2017 4-H TWISTERS FLYER

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Marshall County 4-H Chick Chain

2016 Logo with 4-H logo

2018 Chick Chain Show & Auction Information

2018 Marshall Registration form

Important Dates:

  • Friday, March 9th, 2018 (Registration Due to the County Extension Office)
  • Thursday, March 29th, 2018–MANDATORY Parent Meeting 6:00 pm at ALFA Farmers Federation Building located at 1333 Blount Ave. Guntersville, AL
  • Week of May 7th (tentatively) Chick Pick Up at the Extension Office
  • July 28th-Fowl Pox vaccination clinic (Extension Office; 10 am)
  • September 13th-Show & Auction (VFW Fairgrounds; 2:00 registration)

Breed Descriptions:

White Leghorn Chicken Rooster(Photo Source: Cackle Hatchery)

White Leghorn Color: White; Egg Color: White; Mature Body Weight: 4.3 lbs; Rate of Lay: Excellent; Additional Information: Excellent layer. (Source: Ideal Hatchery) This breed is very athletic, hardy, non-sitters and lay very nice large white eggs. The White Leghorn is a prolific layer of white eggs. They produce more eggs on less feed than most chickens. (Source: Cackle Hatchery)

Buff Orpington Standard Chicken Rooster(Photo Source: Cackle Hatchery)

Buff Orpington — Color: Rich Golden Buff; Egg Color: Brown; Mature Body Weight: 6.0 lbs; Rate of Lay: Good; Additional Information: These large, quiet disposition, loosely feathered birds have been a back-yard flock favorite for many years (Source: Ideal Hatchery). These “Golden Beauties” are large, stately birds of quiet disposition. Easy to dress for the table they are white skinned, plump, and juicey, a beautiful eating bird. They are a good brown egg layer. (Source: Cackle Hatchery)

Barred Plymouth Rock Rooster photo credit to Sharon Eads(Photo Source: Cackle Hatchery)

Barred Rock — Color: Black with White Barring; Egg Color: Brown; Mature Body Weight; 6.0 lbs; Rate of Lay: Excellent; Additional Information: One of America’s oldest breeds–an excellent dual purpose breed. (Source: Ideal Hatchery). A member of the Plymouth Rock family, an excellent winter/summer brown egg layer. The Barred Rock is a great backyard chicken for egg production. (Source: Cackle Hatchery)