UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

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
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
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
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
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. 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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Upcoming Events Forestry Field Day
Apr 7 - Apr 8 (Postponed) Flavor of Georgia Athens, GA CAES Signature Event
Apr 14 - Apr 15 Postponed - 4-H Leadership in Action - District Contest Interviews Athens, GA Eligible high-school-aged 4-H'ers who complete Leadership in Action service projects and submit Parts I & II of the LIA Application will be invited to their respective district's contest location to be interviewed about their work. The Leadership in Action program is designed to recognize the work of Junior (7th – 8th grade) and Senior (9th – 12th grade) 4-H’ers as leaders in their communities. 4-H’ers will identify an issue or need in the community or an issue related to agriculture or the environment. Once this issue or need has been selected, the 4-H’er will determine ways to make a difference and then enact his/her plan. The process focuses on leadership engagement by the 4-H’er. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/citizenship/community-global-affairs/leadership-in-action/
Apr 18 - Apr 20 Cancelled - Northeast/Northwest Junior Rally for 6th - 8th graders Dahlonega, GA 6th - 8th graders in Northeast and Northwest District are invited to a weekend retreat at Wahsega 4-H Center where they will participate in classes including the Wahsega zip line, community service projects, activities, a talent show, dance, and a glow-in-the dark Easter egg hunt!
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Upcoming Events
  • Apr 7 - Apr 8 (Postponed) Flavor of Georgia CAES Signature Event Athens, GA - (196.0 Miles)
  • Apr 7 - Apr 8 Hay & Baleage Short Course Weed control, sprayer calibration & cleanout, Inoculants and preservatives, matching forage to animal needs, forage testing, soil testing, compaction, & moisture testing, Ag technology, using a Lightbar, UAV demo and variable rate fertilizer. Speakers will be: Dr Lisa Baxter, Brooke Hampton, Wheeler County Agent; Jennifer Miller, Jeff Davis County Agent and Steven Powell, Treutlen County Agent Alamo, GA - (78.0 Miles)
  • Apr 9 Beekeeping Workshop As a thank you to the wonderful group of beekeepers in the Pike County, Ga community, UGA Extension- Pike County is set to host a beekeeping workshop free to all attendees. Come get your questions answered and learn from UGA Master Beekeeper, Jim Quick, in this question and answer style program held via Facebook Live. Join us April 9th from 6:00-8:00 pm EST on the Pike County Extension Facebook page (@UGAExtensionPikeCounty). If you have any questions about this program, please contact Pike County Extension by calling 770.567.2010 or emailing brooklyne.wassel@uga.edu . Zebulon, GA - (147.0 Miles)
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Upcoming Events
  • Apr 7 - Apr 8 Hay & Baleage Short Course Weed control, sprayer calibration & cleanout, Inoculants and preservatives, matching forage to animal needs, forage testing, soil testing, compaction, & moisture testing, Ag technology, using a Lightbar, UAV demo and variable rate fertilizer. Speakers will be: Dr Lisa Baxter, Brooke Hampton, Wheeler County Agent; Jennifer Miller, Jeff Davis County Agent and Steven Powell, Treutlen County Agent Alamo, GA - (78.0 Miles)
  • Apr 17 - Apr 18 (Postponed) Area Poultry Judging-Tift County Poultry judging is an evaluation event in which students learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing, and to apply the standards in a realistic decision-making situation. During the contest, participants judge both live specimens and market poultry, identify parts of birds already prepared for market, and evaluate eggs as to their quality and readiness for market. For at least one class, typically a live production class, participants are asked to justify their placing decisions through a set of oral reasons. https://georgia4h.org/programs/focus-areas/agriculture-stem/agriculture/livestock-and-animal-projects/judging-teams/poultry/ Tifton, GA - (26.0 Miles)
  • May 14 Backyard Flock Management & Disease Prevention The first session in the South Georgia Poultry Series, join us for an evening class about how to properly manage your backyard flock and prevent disease. Class will be taught by Dr. Casey Ritz (UGA Poultry Science) at the Lanier County Extension Office. ($15 for all three sessions) Lakeland, GA - (20.0 Miles)