4-H Youth Development
What Is 4-H?
The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished, through hands on learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.
Exploring and discovering, encouraging and challenging, that's what Georgia 4-H is all about.
4-H'ers are known for sharing their research-based knowledge and technology to people where they live and work. 4-H combines federal, state, and local expertise and resources.
Who do I contact to learn more?
In Georgia, Extension faculty members based on the campus of the University of Georgia and in most Georgia counties work directly with adult and teen volunteer leaders to implement the 4-H program at the local level. For more information about Georgia 4-H, contact Kelcie Barnes, firstname.lastname@example.org or Brittney Hall, BRITTNEY.HALL@uga.edu, at 706-453-2083.
Click on the link below for forms that need to be completed if you want to be a 4-Her or if you, as an adult would like to be a volunteer.
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May 21 Food Preservation Class- Jam and Jelly Planning on Canning? Join us to learn more about water bath canning and how to safely can your favorite jam and jelly recipes. This hands-on learning experience allows you to can your own jar of strawberry jam along with recipes and ideas to take home. Gainesville, GA - (64.0 Miles)
May 21 Food Preservation Class- Jams and Jellies Come learn more about the basics of home canning, specifically water bath canning. This class will teach the basics of water bath canning to prepare you for jam and jelly making. Fresh, local produce will be used and each participant will take home one jar of their canned product! Registration is required. $10 per participant. Gainesville, GA - (64.0 Miles)
May 22 - May 23 ServSafe Manager Certification UGA Athens-Clarke County Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service professionals from the National Restaurant Association. Successful completion of the exam results in a five year certification from NRAEF. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office. Athens, GA - (36.0 Miles)
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You will receive a discount and a portion of every ticket sold will be returned to the Greene County 4-H Office.
Email Our Office: Kelcie Barnes | 4-H Youth Development and Brittney Hall | AmeriCorps Member
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.
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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 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 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. (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.