UGA Extension Office

State 4-H Council


4-H youth from across Georgia converged at Rock Eagle 4-H Center for the annual Georgia State 4-H Council held June 23-25, 2017.  Held annually, State Council is constitutional meeting of the Georgia 4-H Organization.  The theme of the meeting was “The 4-H Phenomenon…It’s Out of This World!”

The 4-H’ers spent three days attending ambassador training, educational programs, participating in a citizenship ceremony, studying ideas and issues, attending dances, electing State 4-H officers and exchanging ideas with new friends.  The 4-H’ers also elected their state officers for the 2017-2018 year.  The weekend attendees participated in the Annual Iron Clover competition representing the Southeast District. One of the most impressive events on the program was the citizenship ceremony for new voters.  The ceremony honored delegates who have reached 18 years of age and are eligible to vote in all elections. 

Toombs County was represented by three 4-H’ers.  Local delegates to the annual meeting were: Jodi Kramer, Gracie Hamlin and James Poppell. They joined over 750 other 4-H’ers and leaders representing almost every county in the state.

The Toombs County 4-H program is a program of UGA Extension.  The local program is coordinated by Cheryl Poppell, 4-H Agent and Mallorie Talvan, 4-H Program Assistant.  For more information on 4-H in Toombs County, please contact the County Extension office at 526-3101 or visit Georgia 4-H on the Internet at You can also find us on Facebook!