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4-H News and Updates!










4-H Agriknowledge Team

This group of youth have worked extremly hard on gaining a base knowledge of animal science.  Each participant has processed a lot of information on Livestock Breed Identification, Retail Meat Identification, Feed Identification, Livestock/Meat Equipment Identification.

The team entered a 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl & Skillathon competition in January at the Alabama 4-H Center.  They all walked away with a handful of ribbons to show for their hard work and efforts.  We are so proud of them and thanks to Mr. Ricky Colquitt for pouring out a lot of time and support into each of these participants.

If you would like to join the team please contact:

Ricky Colquitt (205-669-6763) or email (colqurw@aces.edu)  



Winter Competitve Events Spotlight!

















Senior I








Senior II










1,2,3,4–H club in action!


On September 30, 2017 the 1,2,3,4-H club went to Wendy’s in Chelesa and held a fundraiser to purchase Red Wagons for Children’s Hospital. It was from 11am-3pm at the Chelsea location. Wendy’s donated 15% of the customers purchase and then they matched the final total. The 4-H members of the 1,2,3,4-H club did a wonderful job and will be able to purchase several wagons to donate to Children’s Hospital. We are so proud of them. What a job well done!







Mid-Winter Teen Leadership Retreat


Learn about new and exciting opportunities in 4-H.   Reach out to other youth.  Learn valuable leadership skills.  Help others through community service.  Motivate senior 4-H’ers to stay active on the local level.  Make the best…better.

Age: Midwinter Teen Leadership Retreat is for enrolled,
senior (ages 14 to 18) 4-H members only






What Is Chick Chain?

The 4-H Chick Chain Project teaches young people recommended management practices for growing and raising chickens. Participation will help you do the following:
• develop poultry management skills
• learn to produce healthy chickens
• develop awareness of business management
• develop record-keeping skills (income and expenses)
• contribute to your home food supply
• realize the pride of accomplishment

Who Can Participate?
Any young person age 9 through 18 as of January 1 of the project year can participate. You do not have
to be a current 4-H member; however, you will need to complete a 4-H enrollment form if you are not a member.

Click here to view full Production Manual:http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/4/4HYD-2044/4HYD-2044.pdf

Want to enroll in 4-H click here: https://www.4honline.com/

For more information please contact the Shelby County Office (205) 669-6763 or email Charity Battles at caw0046@aces.edu.


Summer Camp 2018











Registration is OPEN!!

Shelby County Dates: Session 3 (June 11-13, 2018)

Rate for 4-H Summer Camp

$106 per person*

Camp rate includes three days/two nights lodging, six meals, 3 snacks, a summer camp t-shirt and lots of summer fun! Contact the Shelby County office at 205-669-6763 or email our 4-H Foundational Regional Extension Agent Charity Battles at (caw0046@aces.edu) for  any additional information, registration, etc.

*Cost does not include transportation to camp.

A recap of what is needed:

-Enroll in 4-H Online (if your child is not currently enrolled in a 4-H club)

Want to enroll in 4-H click here: https://www.4honline.com/

-Register for 4-H Summer Camp in 4-H Online

-Complete and turn in physician referral form

-Turn in blue form

-Pay $25 before March 1st or pay full amount of $106 online

Click here for a full details: http://www.aces.edu/4-H-youth/4H-Center/camp/index.php


The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities), is an equal opportunity employer and educator. Everyone is welcome!