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 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.
Cheyenne Simmons, a 7th grade 4-H member, has put the spotlight on Dawson County this past holiday season.
Cheyenne entered the State 4-H Christmas Card contest and was awarded Honorable Mention!
Dawson County 4-H offers a vast variety of activities based on any personal interest. Several examples of current projects are livestock, shooting sports, public speaking, home garden contests, educational activities and photography. If you have any interest, 4-H has a program.
Events and Activities
- Egg Preparation Demonstration
- Forestry Judging
- Poultry Judging
- Pumpkin Growing
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 4-H Club box at school or the Dawson County Extension Office before May 1.