UGA Extension Office

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
  • Jan 22 ServSafe® Employee Food Safety Training One day food safety class for food service employees. Please note that this class does not meet the certification requirements for food service managers in Georgia. Waynesboro, GA - (75.0 Miles)
  • Jan 22 Walk A Weigh Research based lessons for weight loss and chronic disease prevention, offered by UGA Extension for all UGA employees Learn how to change your eating and physical activity habits to lose weight Class schedule – January 22 – April 16 (No class March 12) North campus: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, with optional walk till 1 pm, Training and Development Building REGISTRATION is required for this FREE program. Go to hr.uga.edu/training and follow the link to register! The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran, Disability Institution. If you are an individual with a disability who may require assistance or accommodation in order to participate in or receive the benefit of a service, program, or activity of UGA, or if you desire more information, please contact us. Athens, GA - (30.0 Miles)
  • Jan 22 Walk A Weigh Research based lessons for weight loss and chronic disease prevention, offered by UGA Extension for all UGA employees. Learn how to change your eating and physical activity habits to lose weight. Class schedule – January 22 – April 16 (No class March 12) South Campus, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, with optional walk till 6 pm, Hoke Smith Building, Room 226 REGISTRATION is required for this FREE program. Go to hr.uga.edu/training and follow the link to register! The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran, Disability Institution. If you are an individual with a disability who may require assistance or accommodation in order to participate in or receive the benefit of a service, program, or activity of UGA, or if you desire more information, please contact us. 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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