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  • Firefly Season Firefly Season Georgia is home to more than 50 species of fireflies — or lightning bugs — and you can help protect these insects by understanding their lifecycle and habitat needs. By Becky Griffin, Jason Schmidt | Published: 5/17/2022
  • 4-H Poultry Judging 4-H Poultry Judging Four Oconee County students brought home top honors at Georgia 4-H’s largest judging event on May 6. By Josie Smith | Published: 5/16/2022
  • Prison Beekeeping Program Prison Beekeeping Program “I was one of those teenagers — I wanted to be an actress. I went to college for theater, but dropped out and got on drugs.” By Jordan Powers | Published: 5/12/2022
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  • May 24 Ocmulgee Region 4-H Horse Club The FIRST multi-county 4-H Horse Club in Georgia! Membership is open to youth in 4th-12th grade. Membership dues are $50 and includes club t-shirt, meeting supplies, educational materials, and snacks. The deadline to pay dues is August 20, 2021. Meetings will be 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM. Any change in date/time will be communicated at least 24 hours before the scheduled meeting. Members are not required to own/lease a horse. Meetings may have a mounted activity where members can bring their own pony/horse/mule to ride. These meetings are designated with a horse shoe on the flyer. All ponies/horses/mules must have a negative Coggins. ASTM approved helmets are required for any mounted activity. Marigold Stables - Monroe County 75 Higgins Mill Rd, Forsyth, GA 31029 Equine Behavior Natural Horsemanship Obstacle Challenge
    • Forsyth, GA - (65.0 Miles)
  • May 26 Beekeeping Workshop The apiary is buzzing with workers, and after a few times in the hive, many beekeepers have questions. Get those questions answered by a Master Beekeeper! This program is perfect for "newbees" and those who want a different perspective.
    • Zebulon, GA - (76.0 Miles)
  • Nov 1 - Nov 2 Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Area Contest 4-H Event
    • Tifton, GA - (45.0 Miles)
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