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4-H Youth Development

Murray County 4-H is a unique educational organization open to all youth of Murray County in grades k-12. The program provides young people with knowledge, leadership skills and recreational activities not available elsewhere. We teach youth through "hands on" learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship. We also assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing citizens. The Cloverbuds program is for 4-H'ers kindergarten through fourth grade; Cloverleaf is for grades 4-6 and our Junior/Senior program is for 7-12 grade. Like us on Facebook!


Project Achievement

This is a core program that showcases the work and success of Murray County 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.


Leadership Opportunities


 

 

 


Judging Events

Contests


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 4 5,000 people annually. The research-based curriculum provides hands-on learning experiences aligned with Georgia Performance Standards.


Clovers & Co.

The premier performing arts group for Georgia 4-H has a 35 year old history of excellence representing 4-H, UGA, the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, and the Cooperative Extension Service.


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.


Step Up and Lead

For over 100 years, Georgia 4-H has provided young people with leadership training and opportunities to apply what they have learned. This half day conference focus is on cultivating the leadership skills of elementary and middle school students and is designed for students participating in Student Council, Beta Club, 4-H Officers, Safety Patrol and other emerging student leaders. Older elementary school students as well as middle school students are encouraged to attend (grades 4-8).


Upcoming Events
  • Feb 27 - Feb 28 Communications & Technology Team Retreat The Georgia 4-H Communications & Technology Team members are invited to a weekend retreat to complete projects in the areas of photography, videography, podcasting, computer graphics, and GPS/GIS.
    • Athens, GA - (97.0 Miles)
  • Mar 3 - Mar 4 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
    • Waynesboro, GA - (196.0 Miles)
  • Mar 3 Nutrition 101 Free classes provided by UGA Extension about how to eat healthy on a budget. Classes are held monthly throughout the year by the Gilmer County UGA Extension office. Pre-registration is required for this class and closes the day before each class. Space is limited! Face masks are required and social distancing will be practiced.
    • Ellijay, GA - (14.0 Miles)
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