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4-H Youth Development

                                   

What Is 4-H?

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.

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.

Who do I contact to learn more?

In Georgia, Extension faculty members based on the campus of the University of Georgia and in most Georgia counties work directly with adult and teen volunteer leaders to implement the 4-H program at the local level. For more information about Georgia 4-H, contact Kelcie  Barnes, kelcie.barnes25@uga.edu  or  Brittney Hall, BRITTNEY.HALL@uga.edu, at 706-453-2083.  

Click on the link below for forms that need to be completed if you want to be a 4-Her or if you, as an adult would like to be a volunteer.

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Upcoming Events
  • Mar 1 - Mar 23 Cobb 4-H Plant Pre-Sale Add color to your yards while attracting pollinators by purchasing plants from the Cobb 4-H Plant Sale! Plants for sale this year include blueberries, blackberries, camellias, oak leaf hydrangea, azaleas, gardenias, and more! All proceeds go to support 4-H youth programming, camp scholarships, and professional development. The deadline to pre-order plants is Friday March 22nd. Plant Sale pick up day will be Saturday April 6th from 9:00am-1:00pm at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. Plant Sale brochure can be found on the Cobb County Extension website. Marietta, GA - (83.0 Miles)
  • Mar 20 - Mar 21 ServSafe® Manager Certification Course and Exam The 2-Day ServSafe® program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to foodservice managers. Students can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP). Swainsboro, GA - (84.0 Miles)
  • Mar 20 - Mar 22 Nutreint Specialist Ceritfication Training This training is for ANR agents with confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in their counties. This course will certify them to write nutrient management plans for those producers with CAFOs. It is a 2 day course and a test will be administered by GDA after lunch on the second day. Registration is free and lunch will be provided both days. Travel expenses must be provided by county or district funds. Athens, GA - (30.0 Miles)
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Six Flags tickets Sold HERE! You can purchase tickets in the office or online by accessing the Six Flags over GA website and use

username: GreeneOG

password: SixFlags10

You will receive a discount and a portion of every ticket sold will be returned to the Greene County 4-H Office.


Email Our Office: Kelcie Barnes | 4-H Youth Development and Brittney Hall | AmeriCorps Member
 
 

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Below are some of 4-H's most broadly useful resources from the Georgia 4-H website. Please contact us for more information about participating in any of these programs through this county office.

4-H Resources:
 
Summer Camp County offices promote and coordinate 4-H summer camp experiences unlike any other in the county. Counties travel to unique 4-H centers across the state offering fun, friendship and adventure for over 8,000 4-H'ers each summer. Visit the Georgia 4-H Website
 
Environmental Education The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program is one of the nation’s largest and oldest providers of local environmental education, serving over 45,000 people annually. The research-based curriculum provides hands-on learning experiences aligned with Georgia Performance Standards.
 
Livestock Program The Georgia 4-H Livestock Program gives students the opportunity to practice and acquire new knowledge in the fields of animal science, business, time management and leadership.
 
Project Achievement This core program showcases the work and success of 4-H'ers through presentations and portfolios on numerous topics. Members compete against their peers at the local, district and state levels in an effort to master their project.
Become a Volunteer The Georgia 4-H Foundation relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers to help coordinate and organize yearly alumni & friends events. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer, read more about becoming a volunteer at the Georgia 4-H website.
 
Project S.A.F.E. Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) is a curriculum based and designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and avocational activities.
Military Programs UGA Extension Military Outreach builds partnerships and provides programs that help Georgia military families find positive ways to cope with the stress of military life.
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