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, food and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship. Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis County offers a variety of programs including in-school meeting, competitive events including project achievement and judging teams, community service projects, and summer 4-H camp.
Who can join 4-H and how can I join?
Any youth ages 9-18 are eligible to join 4-H. All students in the 5th grade will join 4-H at the beginning of the school year. Youth in grades 6-12 will also be given the opportunity to join 4-H during the first club day of each year. Other eligible youth may contact the Jeff Davis County 4-H office to receive enrollment information.
How much does it cost to join 4-H?
You do not have to pay dues to be a member of 4-H. However, special activities and project clubs may require a fee.
A new Code of Conduct form must be filled out for 4-H members every year.
A 4-H Medical/Medicine form must be filled out for every 4-H activity requiring insurance, with the exception of club meetings and some activities held at the 4-H office.
You can connect to these forms by clicking the appropriate link below:
Presented to Jeff Davis Elementary School by
Jeff Davis County Extension staff, Jeff Davis Farm
Bureau staff and 5th grade 4-H officers.
Bookcase built by Jordon Dubberly, volunteer student worker
Farm Day with Farm Bureau participants
2018 Georgia National Junior Livestock Show
5th Place Overall Gilt
Two students Present at the Retired Teachers Association Meeting
Left : Ethan Griffin; Middle: Ellie Kate Marchant;
Right: Mrs. Mary Nell Presley, Retired teacher
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.