UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

4-H assists young people to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society through “hands-on” learning experiences.

4-H is part of UGA Extension the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

4-H is

  • 4-H In-School Club Meetings
  • Community Pride Programs
  • County Day Camps
  • Summer Educational Programs


4-H is independent learning experiences using writing, interviewing and public speaking skills through 4-H demonstrations and illustrated talks.

4-H is camping to further mental, social, physical, and emotional skills toward a more positive self-image; good citizenship and leadership.

4-H Motto & Pledge

Dawson County has a new Starr!  

During the weekend of March 3-5, 4-H members of Northeast District campaigned for positions on the Senior and Junior Board of Directors. And our own Kara Starr was elected by her peers to the Senior Board.

Kara has been very active in 4-H since her 5th grade; excelling in many project areas. She had previously served on the Junior Board of Directors.

Her duties on the Senior Board will include planning and presiding at all Northeast District 4-H events and activities in the 2017-2018 year.  


Events and Activities 

The Pumpkin Growing Contest is sponsored by Burt's Pumpkin Farm. The Farm will provide the seeds and sponsor the county contest. County winners will receive awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place pumpkins. Pumpkin weights will also be entered into the State 4-H Pumpkin Contest. Complete the form: Pumpkin Grow Application and return it to the 4-H Club box at school or the Dawson County Extension Office before May 1.



Rabies Clinic

4-H Contacts

For more information about Dawson County 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact Chesley Davis at or Samantha Graves at or call (706) 265-2442.