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Welcome to the 2023-2024 4-H Year.  Madison County 4-H has a rich history and loads of Madison County and University of Georgia resources to “Celebrate Your Achievements” by developing great STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math skills. Our upcoming activities will include exploring from the mountains to the seas, learning about nutrition and even helping solve environmental issues.  Great hands-on experiences, such as these, help members gain knowledge and skills in public speaking, decision making and much more.

You may participate in some of these exciting opportunities by reading this newsletter! Program registrations  can be emailed or called into the 4-H office at 706-795-2281 for all events!  Madison Co. 4-H is all about great life-learning experiences.  4-H, as the largest youth organization in the nation, reaches students in 4th - 12th grades.  Let’s get involved and “Celebrate Your Achievements” and aim for success with your bright future!

4-H Fundraisers

Cloverleaf 4-H'ers can earn Reward Points for helping us with our fundraisers. When you share this information, ask them to make sure we're told who sent them.

2023 Fruit Tree Sale

If you're interested in supporting Madison County 4-H by ordering fruit trees, we are collecting orders now through November 3, 2023!

You can look over this year's selections by viewing our Fruit Tree Sale brochure or visiting our web page.

Monies we raise through this fundraiser are used help keep costs down for students to participate in judging contests and events.

Fruit Tree Sale Brochure

Madison County Fruit Tree Sale Web Page

Fruit Tree Sale
RADA Cutlery Fundraiser

We have kicked off our spring fundraiser. Please support us by placing an order at and telling your friends and family about it. Online orders will be shipped shortly after the order is placed but you can also visit our office and order from the catalog.

The monies raised will allow us to continue our programming and help offset the cost our 4-H’ers pay for competitive, judging, and educational events.

Club Specific Activities & Events


Cloverleaf (4th-6th Graders)

Clover Points—All 5th graders...your points pamphlet is due Wednesday, May 1, 2024. If you have anything to submit, please drop it off at the 4-H office or in the 4-H box at the front of your school.

What can you earn now?

Earn 5 points when you turn in your completed 4-H Friends book

Earn 1 point each time you wear a 4-H shirt (or any shirt that is at least 50% GREEN) or a UGA shirt to club meetings - Show your SPIRIT!

Earn 5 points if you bring at least one bag of candy for the Trick-or-Treat Goodie Bags and an additional 5 points if you help assemble the bags on October 26th

Cloverleaf Conference—October 3, 2023

This is an opportunity for 4-H'ers to come together and meet new friends. It's full of fun and learning experiences. Classes are taught by older 4-H'ers. The registration fee of $20 covers pizza, supplies, transportation, and insurance. Sign up at the 4-H office by Wednesday, September 20th.

Cloverleaf Conference Registration Form

Junior (6th-8th Graders)

Junior Conference—November 11-12, 2023

This weekend event is for 6th-8th graders and includes workshops and education sessions, along with opportunities for community service. Registration and $95 fee are due by noon on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 and can be paid with cash, check, or card. You can register in person or online at

Participants (excluding teen leaders) have the opportunity to showcase an exhibit focusing on his or her DPA project area. The exhibit can be on a tri-fold board and can highlight any topic of choice based on 4-H’er interest. Awards will be given to the top exhibits! The first 100 participants to register to bring an exhibit will be selected. Let our office know when you register.

If you register online and are interested in showcasing an exhibit, please call our office at 706-795-2281 or email, and let us know.


  • Please note that registration after November 1, 2023 will incur a $5 late fee and any drops after this day will incur a $30 cancellation fee.


Junior Conference Registration Form

Senior (9th-12th Graders)

Weekend in the Classic City—October 21-22, 2023

Learn about college and career options and hang out with current college students in Athens and at Rock Eagle! High School 4-H’ers...sign up by October 10th. Cost is $100. This Georgia 4-H event is a future-focused program for 4-H’ers to explore pathways to higher education. In conjunction with Georgia Collegiate 4-H Chapters, this even showcases the University of Georgia, in Athens, and allows youth to gather a firsthand experience of campus and higher education. This will be accomplished through a hybrid model of both virtual and in-person learning experiences. An optional virtual financial aid session will be available prior to the event to allow parents/guardians access to this information as well. Seats are limited so register NOW!

Weekend in the Classic City Registration Form

Upcoming Events & Announcements

Watson Mill State Park Cleanup—September 23

Meet at the North side of bridge for your registration at 8:15am and bring gloves, bug spray, and any tools you prefer to use. Breakfast will be served at 8:30am. This year, the focus is on the area around the metal bridge.

Consumer Judging Tailgate Fridays—

We have spots on our bus for Consumer Judging practice on Fridays. We’ll travel to Dollar General, Walmart, and other places in Danielsville on Fridays in September. Call to reserve your spot and show up at the 4-H office at 3:30pm where the 4-H bus will be waiting. Bring spending money if you want to buy something. We’ll have snacks and drinks.

Holiday Card Contest—September 28th deadline! 

The contest is open to all ages but Cloverleaf 4-Her’s can earn 5 Clover Points for entering! Top prize is $100!

Georgia 4-H Foundation Holiday Card Contest and Entry Form

River’s Alive—October 14

The Keep Madison County Beautiful River’s Alive program is scheduled for October 14th beginning at 9am at the South Fork Broad River off of Fred Goss Rd. We’ll meet at the paved clearing at the curve in the road (formerly Mill Pond area). Look for the signs! Bring gloves and wear closed toe shoes and old clothes. Work 4 Cloverleaf Reward Points!

Horse Quiz Bowl—October 19

Calling all horse enthusiasts! Horse Quiz Bowl will start up on Thursday, October 19th at the 4-H office. This competition teaches students all about horses—care, health, feeding, housing, etc. Practices will continue on Thursdays at 3:30pm and last until 5pm.

Pioneer Harvest Festival Exhibit—October 21

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce & Partners in Agriculture sponsor the festival and Madison County Extension/4-H invites all to come by the exhibit and sign in! Points are awarded to 4th-5th grade 4-H’ers!

Candy Bag Donations and packaging (Trick-or-Treat Bags)—

Donate a bag of individually wrapped candy (no nuts or peanut butter) for the Head Start goodie bags. Cloverleaf 4-H’ers can earn 5 Reward Points. Drop donations off at your school by October 20th. Assembling the goodie bags will be October 26th at the Robotics Workshop, 3:30-5:00pm. This Robotics Outreach community service project aims to provide children with trick or treating safety rules.

What's Happening in Georgia 4-H...

Upcoming Events
Sep 23 Farm Friends at the Gwinnett County Fair Lawrenceville, GA - (43.0 miles) Come visit us at the Gwinnett County Fair. You'll find us in the Big Red Barn where you can pet farm animals, milk Daisy, our wooden sawhorse cow, explore farm life activities, and play barnyard trivia. Plus, you can help us celebrate the birthday of Ellie May, our donkey!
Sep 24 Farm Friends at the Gwinnett County Fair Lawrenceville, GA - (43.0 miles) Come visit us at the Gwinnett County Fair. You'll find us in the Big Red Barn where you can pet farm animals, milk Daisy, our wooden sawhorse cow, explore farm life activities, and play barnyard trivia. Plus, you can help us celebrate the birthday of Ellie May, our donkey!
Sep 25 - Sep 26 NE Cloverleaf Conference - Wahsega (4th - 6th Grade) Dahlonega, GA - (52.0 miles) NE Cloverleaf 4-H'ers in 4th - 6th grade will attend classes, workshops, and activities.
Oct 30 - Oct 31 Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Area Contest Conyers, GA - (60.0 miles) 4-H event
Nov 9 - Nov 10 Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Area Contest Watkinsville, GA - (27.0 miles) 4-H Event