Do you love being outdoors and taking hikes in the woods? Are you interested in learning more about the forestry industry? Participants have the opportunity to be a part of a county team and travel to complete in area and state forestry judging contests. This team will practice in May – September.
Lambs, pigs, and beef cattle… OH MY! Do you love animals? Are you interested in learning more about animal agriculture? Participants will have the opportunity to be a part of a county team and travel to compete in area and state livestock judging contests. This team will practice in November – March.
Don’t be a chicken! Poultry judging is a competitive event in which students learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing. Students will learn to examine eggs and grade for quality and how to candle eggs to determine interior quality. They will also learn to evaluate live hens for their egg production. This team will practice in February - May.
Showing livestock is a family tradition that 4-H is proud to be a part of here in Greene County. The Georgia 4-H Livestock Program offers extraordinary educational opportunities in programs that challenge 4-H’ers with real-life issues as they learn responsibility through raising and showing livestock. Show seasons begin at different times of the year for different species of livestock. Contact our office for specific details. In some areas, children can compete as young as 1st grade!
Beef Industry Scholarship Challenge
The Beef Industry Scholarship Challenge is an annual statewide contest held in cooperation between the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and University of Georgia researchers and specialists. The each team member is eligible to win a $1,000 towards continuing their education after completing high school. This team will practice in February – April. For High School aged ONLY.
Georgia 4-H Project SAFE uses the shooting sports to teach many valuable life skills. Project SAFE (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) provides youth a place to develop a sense of belonging, learn teamwork in a safe environment and increase concentration skills. Safety and the responsible use of firearms and archery equipment is a primary goal. Trained volunteers lead clubs.
Greene County currently offers Project Safe BB and Project Safe Shotgun programs. Read more about each program.
4-H B.B. rifle competition consists of 40 shots fired from four positions: Prone, Standing, Sitting & Kneeling. Contact our office for more information regarding sign-up and age requirements. Practice season will be announced and competition is held in May.
Shotgun shooting is exciting to many young people. Since youth development is the foundation of the program, the instructors keep the young people in mind at all times. Safety is always a primary consideration at every practice. The instructors maintain the highest standards of safety at all times for participants, other instructors and all assistants. Contact our office for more information regarding sign-up and age requirements. Practice season will be announced and competition is held in May.