UGA Extension Office

After School Programs

Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree

    The Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree is a competitive Judging contest where 4-H’ers learn about cotton as an agriculture commodity in our state as well as to promote cotton through commercials or PSA’s (public service announcements).
 4-H’ers gain skills in making rational decisions
when purchasing goods and services while maximizing resources.

 


District Project Achievement

4-H Project Achievement is a cornerstone in the Georgia 4-H program. From the first Boys Corn Club sharing their crop to today's presentation and portfolios on hundreds of projects, Project Achievement serves to showcase 4-H'ers work and success.

District Project Achievement (DPA) grades 4th-12th are eligible to compete.

Cloverleaf DPA (4th-6th grade) is held November 12th in Toombs County.

Junior DPA (7th-8th) will be held January 27th-28th at Rock Eagle 4-H center.

Senior DPA(9th-12th) will be held January 27th-28th at Rock Eagle 4-H center .

 


Poultry Judging

Poultry judging is an evaluation event in which students learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing, and to apply the standards in a realistic decision-making situation.

During the contest, participants judge both live specimens and market poultry, identify parts of birds already prepared for market, and evaluate eggs as to their quality and readiness for market. For at least one class, typically a live production class, participants are asked to justify their placing decisions through a set of oral reasons.

Participants compare their opinion of an animal against the ideal as specified by industry experts, and learn organizational skills as they compose their thoughts into a cohesive set of reasons justifying their decisions.The skills of decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving are acquired throughout the process.