UGA Extension Office

4-H Youth Development

4-H assists young people to acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society through “hands-on” learning experiences.

4-H is part of UGA Extension the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

4-H is

  • 4-H In-School Club Meetings
  • Community Pride Programs
  • County Day Camps
  • Summer Educational Programs


4-H is independent learning experiences using writing, interviewing and public speaking skills through 4-H demonstrations and illustrated talks.

4-H is camping to further mental, social, physical, and emotional skills toward a more positive self-image; good citizenship and leadership.

4-H Motto & Pledge
  • Emily and her show heifer
    Emily and her show heifer
  • Olivia and her show heifer
    Olivia and her show heifer
  • Keifer and his show calf
    Keifer and his show calf

Georgia 4-H Llivestock Show Season has begun!

Dawson County 4-H Livestock Club members have been busy preparing and showing their animals in local area shows. Pictured are Emily with her beef heifer, Olivia with her Belted Galloway heifer and Keifer with his diary calf. Other members have been showing goats and hogs. Our members have had success in the show ring winning various ribbons in both weight classes and showmanship. 

The Georgia Junior National Livestock Show will be held in Perry, Georgia on February 17 through the 20th. Shout out to our hard-working Livestock Club members! 

Click here for the webpage to the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show.

  • Pumpkin Growing Contest
    Pumpkin Growing Contest
  • 4-H members growing pumpkins.
    4-H members growing pumpkins.
  • Virtual Livestock Show
    Virtual Livestock Show
  • 4-H member showing her heifers.
    4-H member showing her heifers.
  • Virtual Cook-Off Contest
    Virtual Cook-Off Contest
  • 4-H member places 2nd in his age group with his recipe.
    4-H member places 2nd in his age group with his recipe.

Events and Activities 

The Pumpkin Growing Contest is sponsored by Burt's Pumpkin Farm. The Farm will provide the seeds and sponsor the county contest. County winners will receive awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place pumpkins. Pumpkin weights will also be entered into the State 4-H Pumpkin Contest. Complete the form: Pumpkin Grow Application and return it to the  Dawson County Extension Office.


4-H Contacts

For more information about Dawson County 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact Chesley Davis at or Samantha Graves at or call (706) 265-2442.