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4-H Youth Development


Decatur County 4-H strives to help its members build communication skills, responsibility, leadership skills and cooperation by participating in numerous events.  4-H is open to youth ages 9-19 and pre-club members (pre-K to age 8).

4-H Mission

The mission of Decatur County 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.

4-H - Head, Heart, Hand and Health

4-H emblem is represented by a four-leaf clover with the letter "H" on each leaf. Each "H" represents, Head-for clearer thinking, Heart-for greater loyalty, Hands-for larger service, and Health-for better living for my club, my community, my country and my world.

4-H Motto

"To Make the Best Better"


"Learning by Doing"

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Georgia 4-H Junior Conference November 5-6, 2016

Growing Leadership in Outstanding Ways

Registration Deadlines:  (first come, first serve)

Please see flyer for registration information and deadlines:

2016 Georgia 4-H Junior Conference flyer



Swine Showmanship Short-course with Warren Beeler

Decatur County will be hositng a swine showmanship course in Bainbridge on December 2nd and 3rd, 2016.  Mr. Beeler is the ultimate showmanship judge for youth across the nation.  This is a once in a lifetime experience for all attendees including adults, gaining valuable insight and important life lessons. 

2016 Swine Showmanship flyer

2016 Swine Showmanship Registration Form


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