UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

General Info

The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished through "hands on" learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

Exploring and discovering, encouraging and challenging, that's what Georgia 4-H is all about. As a program of UGA Extension, 4-H is part of the nationwide Extension network.

4-H'ers are known for sharing their research-based knowledge and technology to people where they live and work. 4-H combines federal, state, and local expertise and resources.

Join 4-H

Joining Catoosa County 4-H is easy! Just come by the 4-H office at 43 Maple Street, Ringgold, and fill out an enrollment card. Visit the Georgia 4-H website for eligibility guidelines.


Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging

Want to learn more about cotton and become a more savvy shopper? Then we have the opportunity for you! Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging is open to all 4-H'ers from 4th grade through 12th grade. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities on shopping as well as impress judges with your knowledge of cotton and it's uses/importance.