UGA Extension Office

Clubs and Activities

Membership Guidelines for Students

Any person, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability may enroll as a 4-H member.

Youth who are below age nine and are more than five years of age on or before January 1, of the current year, may enroll in special 4- H Cloverbud or Cloversprout groups in counties where this option is available. (Note that not all counties offer the Cloverbud program. Check with your local extension office.) There also are opportunities in several 4-H Animal Projects for pre club members. Youth who are nine years of age and have not reached their nineteenth birthday on or before January 1, of the current year may enroll in 4-H clubs and groups.

Persons considered to be mentally challenged may participate fully in the 4-H program regardless of age with special permission originating with their county agent and being approved by the State 4-H leader.

4-H typically does not charge dues or require uniforms. However, there may be fees associated with certain events and programs.

Adult Volunteer leaders are welcome and needed in all county programs. A registration form and certification process is available in all county extension offices.  

Children participate in 4-H activities based on their grade level.

  • Cloverbud 4-H Council: Kindergarten - 3rd grade students
  • Cloverleaf 4-H Council: 4th - 6th grade students
  • Junior 4-H Council: 7th-8th grade students
  • Senior 4-H Council: 9th-12th grade students

Parents and 4-H Alumni can continue to participate in 4-H throughout their lives.


Horse Club - 4-H'ers learn about horses by studying horse biology and proper care. Students can compete in several competitions testing their knowledge.

Poultry Club - 4-H'ers learn about poultry (chickens specifically). Poultry is the largest industry in the state of Georgia. Students compete in judging competitions to test their knowledge.

Forestry Judging - 4-H'ers learn about forestry and environmental stewardship by studying trees and tree pests and learning how to manage forest resources.

Educational Competitions

County Project Achievement - 4-H Project Achievement is a cornerstone in the Georgia 4-H Program. From the first Boys' Corn Club sharing their crop to today's presentations and portfolios on hundreds of topics, Project Achievement serves to showcase 4-H'ers work and success. 
Next competition date is January 23,2018.  Resources for Parents

Cotton Bowl Consumer Jamboree - Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree has the following objectives: Help kids to understand the importance of cotton as an agricultural commodity; to promote cotton in communities; help kids make knowledgeable, rational decisions when purchasing goods and services; teach kids to select, use, maintain and dispose of goods and services in ways that maximize resources; teach kids how to obtain clothing, goods and services to meet needs and reflect lifestyles, personal values and goals; develop kids so that they act as responsible consumer-citizens with an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the consumer, businesses and government; kids learn to communicate reasons for choices made.  

Forestry Judging Forestry Field Day (FFD) is a competitive Judging Contest where 4-H'ers learn about one of Georgia's most valuable resources. Participants learn to identify trees, insects and diseases. They also participate in compass and pacing activities and learn how to complete saw timber volume estimations. FFD provides an opportunity for youth to gain a better appreciation for our local forest resources and how they contribute to our economy and quality of life.

Horse Quiz Bowl - Horse Quiz Bowl tests 4-Hers knowledge of horses. Teams of either four or five members from one county compete in a game show type format and answer questions related to equine subject matter. Play consists of double elimination tournament style matches where two teams compete at a time. A county can bring up to two senior and two junior teams to the area contest. Cloverleaf, Junior and Senior 4-H members are eligible to compete in Horse Quiz Bowl.