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Judging Team Information

Georgia 4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to learn about the world around them; then share their knowledge with their peers through competitions. Kids will learn how to work independently, and as part of a team, critical thinking, mastery over their topic area, how to effectively give oral reasons to support their findings and be able to mentor younger students on their team. Habersham County 4-H participates in the judging teams below. Please click on the title of each team for more information.



LifeSmarts is comprised of two teams, 6-8th grade and 9- 12th grade students. Kids will learn about 5 different topic areas including: Personal Finance, Technology, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities, Environment and Health & Safety. We will compete individually for rankings and as a team for a chance to move on to the National Competition in Denver CO. Only the senior team can advance to the nationals. The teams are ongoing online year round for practice. Please let us know if you would like to join. Formal practices will begin in December and run through March. Please contact Renee Smagur for more information.


2018 Poultry Judging Team

Habersham County 4-H is hosting Poultry Judging beginning January 24, 2018. It will be held on Wednesdays 3:30 -5:00 PM. The practices will be held at the 4-H Office in the Ag Service Center Bldg located in Clarkesville behind the Old Courthouse. In Poultry Judging you will learn how to identify chicken parts, candle/grade eggs and identify good laying hens. This a competitive event and you will be expected to compete in the district competition held on May 4. We can only take 20 students so don't wait to sign up, call today!!!  Call 706-754-2318 to sign up or if you have questions.


Livestock Showman

Our 4-H Livestock showmen have worked hard this year.  We are so proud of to have them represent Habersham County at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show in Perry, GA.  Showmen are Cody Davis, Luke Nunnally, TJ Dale, and Nick McConnell.   

Forestry Judging Team

Forestry Field Day gets 4-H’ers outside learning fundamental skills that foresters use each day to manage our forests to provide wood products, wildlife habitats, clean air and scenic views. Youth learn to identify up to 70 tree species found in Georgia and learn about some of the most common insects and diseases that impact our forests. Pacing and compass skills are honed. These skills, along with using specialized forestry tools, allow youth to estimate timber volume. Participants have the opportunity to be a part of the Habersham County 4-H team and complete in area and state forestry judging contests. For more information or to sign up contact us. 

As an added bonus Steven Patrick is hosting tree ID classes each Wednesday now through July 25, 9-11. There will be no class on July 4. Ages 9 through adult are welcome to attended.