UGA Extension Office

Competitive Teams

Livestock Judging

Lambs, pigs, and beef cattle… OH MY! Do you love animals? Are you interested in learning more about animal agriculture? Participants will have the opportunity to be a part of a county team and travel to compete in area and state livestock judging contests. This team will practice in November – March.

Poultry Judging

Don’t be a chicken! Poultry judging is a competitive event in which students learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing. Students will learn to examine eggs and grade for quality and how to candle eggs to determine interior quality. They will also learn to evaluate live hens for their egg production. This team will practice in February - May.

Livestock Exhibitors

Showing livestock is a family tradition that 4-H is proud to be a part of here in Greene County. The Georgia 4-H Livestock Program offers extraordinary educational opportunities in programs that challenge 4-H’ers with real-life issues as they learn responsibility through raising and showing livestock. Show seasons begin at different times of the year for different species of livestock. Contact our office for specific details.  In some areas, children can compete as young as 1st grade!


Project SAFE

Georgia 4-H Project SAFE uses the shooting sports to teach many valuable life skills. Project SAFE (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) provides youth a place to develop a sense of belonging, learn teamwork in a safe environment and increase concentration skills.  Safety and the responsible use of firearms and archery equipment is a primary goal. Trained volunteers lead clubs.



The obejectives are to enhance youth development of self-concept, character and personal growth through safe, educational and socially acceptable involvment in shooting activities.  To involve youth in a life skills program  that teaches safe and responsible use of archery equipment includeing sound decisison making, self discipline and concentration To promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior. 
Greene County currently offers Project Safe Archery, Project Safe BB and Project Safe Shotgun programs. Read more about each program.

BB Team

4-H B.B. rifle competition consists of 40 shots fired from four positions: Prone, Standing, Sitting & Kneeling. Contact our office for more information regarding sign-up and age requirements. Practice season will be announced and competition is held in May.


Shotgun Team

Shotgun shooting is exciting to many young people. Since youth development is the foundation of the program, the instructors keep the young people in mind at all times. Safety is always a primary consideration at every practice. The instructors maintain the highest standards of safety at all times for participants, other instructors and all assistants. Contact our office for more information regarding sign-up and age requirements. Practice season will be announced and competition is held in May.

Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging

Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging is a competitive judging contest where 4-H’ers learn about cotton as an agriculture commodity in our state as well as to promote cotton through commercials or advertisements. 4-H’ers gain skills in making rational decisions when purchasing goods and services while maximizing resources.

The contest is made up of two competition areas: judging classes and advertisements / commercials. 4-H’ers are required to judge four classes of consumer items or services. Each class contains four similar items and has an accompanying situation statement. This statement describes a consumer and gives the needs to be considered when he/she makes a decision to purchase the item. Factors influencing these needs may include the person’s age, gender, available money, lifestyles, school or job status, preferences or other requirements that depend on the item given and the individual in the situation.