UGA Extension Office

Newsletters, 4-H Forms & Other Information


Newsletters with all the news of 4-H events that have recently happened or will happen in the near future are distributed in 4-H meetings at the schools.  Newsletters will also contain details of contests that students can enter.  We publish newsletters for the months that meetings occur for the particular grade level.  There is a separate newsletter and meeting schedule for 5th grade and middle school students.   

Fifth Grade Newsletters

Middle School Newsletters

4-H Forms and other information

When a 4-H member participates in an event outside of the school the Code of Conduct and medical information forms must be completed.  The Code of Conduct states behavioral expectations and consequences that one would incur if they choose not to follow the COC.  It must be read and signed by both the student and a parent/guardian. The COC will be in effect for a year and kept on file at the 4-H office.   The medical information, which gives preliminary information in case of an emergency must be completed by the parent.  A new medical information form must be completed for each 4-H event as information may have changed. 

Farm Bureau Essay Contest for Middle School Students

Georgia Farm Bureau sponsors an annual essay contest for students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  The topic for this year's essay is "What are the benefits of school gardens?"

To enter write a persuasive essay on why your school should have a garden, expand the garden they have, or use their garden more effectively.  Essential questions for the essay include:

  • What are the benefits of school gardens?
  • How can the school garden teach about fruits and vegetables we grow in Georgia?

Contest guidelines:  Essays should be typed, double spaced and no more than two pages in length. Be sure to cite any references used in preparing your essay.   Do not put your name on your essay.  Include the completed entry form with your essay and submit no later than March 2 to the Clarke County Farm Bureau at the address on entry form.

Essay contest entry form