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Welcome to the 2020-2021 4-H Year. Our program is 4-H RICH, REACH new horizons, INVOLVE inclusive and safe participation, CONNECT with peers and caring adults, and HOPE challenges become positive impacts. These same elements have given Madison County 4-H its rich 100+ year history and great hands-on experiences helping 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!! You can sign up through online surveys accessible through our website, at the office on signup sheets or by calling 4-H office at 706-795-2281 for all events!

Reaching, involving, connecting, and hoping, that’s what Madison Co.4-H is all about! 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the country and is part of the UGA Program. Madison Co. 4-H’ers develop leadership, citizenship, and life skills through independent project work, group activities, community service and meeting work. We are also truly rich in that we are supported by our Madison County Board of Education and your teachers.

Junior/Senior District Project Achievement Demonstration Deadlines—January 15

Congratulations to the 4-H’ers that submitted their portfolios for DPA. These deadlines were extended until January 15th. 4-H’ers need to call our office to schedule an appointment for most any day of the week beginning January 18th until February 22nd. The deadline to have your speech outline to us is Friday, March 5th. DPA is June 11-13, 2021.

Cloverleaf County Project Achievement—March 13

This is a new date; we had originally planned for January 16th. Your demonstration/performance can be the same as what you did or plan to do in your club meetings. Pre-registration ends February 10th and will earn you 5 points! Please let us know before that date if you are attending it in person or virtually. You will find more information in the included handout. Please look over this handout with your parents and get their permission before registering.

Look What's Coming Up!

Upcoming Events for All Ages 

MADICO MADE Recipe ContestShow off your best recipe featuring food products produced in Madison County, Georgia!

MadiCo Made Recipe Contest

Contest Rules

1. Madison County students in grades K—12 are eligible to enter.

2. Find or create a recipe.  Make the recipe your own by changing ingredients to make it as healthy as possible. The main ingredient must be a product that Madison County produces - examples include  chicken, eggs, dairy, beef, pork, strawberries, blueberries, honey, wheat, etc.  Some of our local farms are listed on the information sheet and also help sponsor the contest.  They are willing for you to call, introduce yourself and learn more about the product(s) that they grow here locally.

3. Recipes must include:  amount of ingredients,  the number of servings it makes and directions for preparing the recipe.  

4. Take a picture of your homemade recipe on a serving plate.

5. Recipes will be judged on NUTRITION, APPEAL, CREATIVITY, RECIPE PRESENTATION (how you write it up), AND RECIPE CONTENT (what is in the recipe

6. Prizes will be awarded for first place in the following age divisions: K -3rd    4th-6th    7th-8th    9th-12th.

7. Recipe submissions and picture of completed dish are due by Monday, Feb. 1, 2021  to or dropped off to the Madison County Extension Office at 97 Sunset Drive in Danielsville no later than Feb. 1, 2021 before 5:00pm.

MilkMake Recipe Contest


Grades 4 – 6 (Cloverleaf) and Grades 7 – 8 (Junior):

1.  Each participant must submit a recipe for a milk-based drink including milkshakes and smoothies for the county contest.

2.  The main ingredient should be milk and the recipe should include the amount of ingredients, number of servings and directions for preparing the drink.

3.  Recipes can be written on the 4-H MilkMake Recipe Contest Recipe Card or on a separate piece of paper.

4.  Recipes will be judged on nutrition, appeal, creativity, recipe presentation, and recipe content.

5.  Recipes should be submitted to the 4-H’ers county Extension Office by the county designated deadline.

MilkMakeRecipe Contest using milk as the main ingredient!
Horse Club

Horse Quiz Bowl

Practices are  on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm for Cloverleaf and Junior 4-H’ers and Senior 4-H’ers practice on Sundays. Horse Quiz Bowl competition will be held on January 23, 2021. The Madison County 4-H will cover half the registration fee so each participant will pay $5 plus the cost of lunch. Register by calling 706.795.2281 or send an email to Susan Goldman (

Learn about finance, health, consumers and technology! Meetings are held virtually each week on Tuesdays at 7pm. Call the 4-H office to sign up.

Click on the button below for more information about his opportunity

Zoom Into Science Turtles
Zoom Into Science Poultry

MONTHLY 4-H class presentations—ALL CLUBS

Presentation are held during 4-H club meeting. This can be a past or present school project, 4-H project, hobby, or something of interest. All presentations must include one or more visuals. These are worth 5 points but remember:

  1. Choose a topic that interests you
  2. Keep it simple...3-5 minutes max
  3. Research your topic thoroughly
  4. Provide visual aids
  5. Have FUN

Can be presented on posters or using google slides. Giving a 4-H presentation is a fun way to share your interests with your friends and earn 4-H points!

4th-6th Grades—Cloverleaf

Cloverleaf CPA (County Project Achievement) is March 16, 2021. Pre-register by February 10th. See flyer for more information.

Cloverleaf points...All points are due on Monday, April 26, 2021. All drop offs for points need to be at the 4-H office or in the
4-H box at your school.

7th-8th Grades—Junior 4-H’ers

Junior Points...All points are due Monday, April 26, 2021. All drop offs for points need to be at the 4-H office or brought to Leaders at 4-H meeting.

9th-12th Grades—Senior 4-H’ers

Ambassadors...Reminder that if you have not paid your registration fee, polo, or nametag, please contact the 4-H office.

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

Upcoming Events
Feb 13 - Feb 14 NE/NW Cloverleaf Project Achievement Athens, GA - (16.0 miles) 4-H Event
Mar 20 - Mar 21 Jackson County District Project Achievement for 4th-6th Graders Athens, GA - (15.0 miles) 4-H DPA
Apr 15 - Apr 16 Area Poultry Judging-Henry County McDonough, GA - (65.0 miles)
Apr 16 - Apr 17 Area Poultry Judging-Oglethorpe County Crawford, GA - (22.0 miles)
Apr 17 - Apr 19 NE/NW Junior Rally Dahlonega, GA - (52.0 miles) 4-H Event