What is 4-H?
A club in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change! Georgia 4-H, a partner in public education, is youth and adults learning, growing, and working together to experience and accomplish the extraordinary.
How Do I Join 4-H?
In Bartow County, all youth between the age of 9 and 19 may be 4-H members, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability. 4-H has Club Meetings in every Elementary and Middle School in Bartow County. Our High School 4-H'ers meet monthly at our 4-H office. We even have a “Home School Club”. There are no membership fees! (There may be a minimal cost for some activities.)
In order to become a 4-H member, all you need to do is fill out an enrollment card that is given out in the School Club meetings.
- Cloverleaf 4-H'ers: 5th and 6th grade
- Junior 4-H'ers: 7th and 8th grade
- Senior 4-H'ers: 9-12th grade
- Forestry Judging Team
- Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging
- Livestock Judging
- Horse Judging
- S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness Fun and Education) Teams
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- 4-H & Youth (BARTOW4H-L)
In the News:
Statewide 4-H Senior Conference is a fun-filled, student-leader planed weekend. Senior Northeast and Northwest District Officers planned this event for 232 students and adults in attendance, including 202 Senior 4-H’ers, 29 adults and 1 green string. The event was open to all current 9th – 12th grade Senior 4-H members. Bartow County had six 4-H’ers attend: Lindsey Craven, Noah DeBroux, Thomas Gilbert (District Officer), Ezra Hall (District Officer), Katie Poe and Matthew Pryor (district officer).
Statewide 4-H Senior Conference was held at Fortson 4-H Center April 5-6. The weekend, known this year as Under the Stars, included classes on relationships, bulling, manners, etiquette, and dancing, an outdoor semi-formal/formal dance, an outdoor after-dance party including a mechanical bull, inflatable games, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, spending time with friends and meeting new ones, and much, much more!
Northwest Officers who planned this year’s Statewide event include three student leaders from Bartow County. The 2013 – 2014 Northwest District Senior Board of Directors included Matthew Pryor, President, Thomas Gilbert, Vice President and Ezra Hall, Board Member, all residents of Bartow County. or high school age youth, leadership at the district level is a huge responsibility coupled with great reward. The skills learned, friendships formed and contacts created will serve these youth throughout their high school career and into their adult life,” said Allison Perkins, 4-H Agent.
Bartow County 4-H’ers celebrated victory in district competition at the annual Project Achievement competition on March 7-9 at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton.
The first place Bartow Senior 4-H'ers included Kaitlyn Drexler in General Recreation, Ezra Hall in History, Brittany Nally in Dairy Foods, Matthew Pryor, Communications, Isaac Griner in Target Sports, and Noah DeBroux in Sports. Second place winners that earned a sweepstakes trip to State Congress are Daniel Craven in Performing Arts Piano, Lindsey Craven in Arts and Crafts, and Cayla Candelas in Health.
Other Bartow County District Project Achievement participants for 2014 were:
GA Highlands College
Kaitlyn Drexler-General Recreation-1st
Daniel Craven-Performing Arts Piano- 2nd
Leah Martin-Festive Food-3rd
Isaac Griner-Target Sports-1st
Zoree Griffin-Wildlife and Marine Science-2nd
Sam Payne-Performing Arts Other Instrumental
Logan Kendricks-Performing Arts Other Instrumental
Amelia Payne, Conservation of Natural Resources-2nd
Alyssa Petitti-Human Development-6th
Madison Holman- Vet Science-4th
Katie Poe-Physical, Biological, and Earth Science-8th
Brittany Nally-Dairy Foods-1st
Cameron Johnson-Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts-4th
Trinity Conant-Companion Animals-3rd
Buck Hicks-Workforce Preparation-2nd
Carrie Reeves-Dog Care and Training-4th
Gabby Gray-Performing Arts Vocal-6th
South Central Middle
Morgan Tisdale-Performing Arts Instrumental-7th
Lindsey Craven-Art and Crafts-2nd
Jacob Paige-Physical, Biological, and Earth Science-3rd
Matthew Shockey-Performing Arts Instrumental-4th
Jacob Shockey- Physical, Biological, and Earth Science-4th
Sydney Cook-Poultry and Egg Science-1st
Lydia Dick-Flowers, Shrubs, and Lawns-1st
Josh Drexler-Outdoor Recreation-1st
River Ridge High
Bartow County 4-H NRA Grant Recipients March 2014
The Bartow County 4-H SAFE Teams, including Modified Trap, .22 Rimfire and the BB Team were recently awarded three grants from the NRA Foundation to provide materials and supplies for youth to use in practice and competition with 4-H. These grants will allow more students to participate in these activities at a reduced cost. Volunteer team coaches David Griner, Jeff Monroe, Mike Hickam (Modified Trap) and Doug Payne, Troy Martin and Alex Payne (.22 Rimfire and BB Team) will receive goods worth a total of $6,298.88.
The current team members who will benefit from the generosity of the NRA Foundation are: BB Team Members: Jordan Baldwin, Noah Borgelt, TJ Bosdell, Keaton Centers, Avery Chitwood, Kylie Clay, Gideon Conant, Josh Drexler, Sarah Holman, Emmalie Lovett, Nora Martin, Brayden Mullinax, Grant Payne and Brendan Quillin; .22 Rimfire Team: Sierra Baldwin, Skip Baumann, Jacob Centers, Harrison Chastain, Justin Davey, Isaac Griner, Emma Jansson, Logan Kendricks, Caleb Lambert, Leah martin, Austin Murray, Garrett Myrick, Mackenzie Payne, Sam Payne, Matthew Pryor, Brian Quinet, Will Swanson and Maegan Wilson; Modified Trap SAFE Team Members: Austin Cauffman, Cody Cauffman, Brady Gentry, Dalton Gilstrap, Isaac Griner, JC Hickam, Trevor Mapes, Nora Martin, Asa Meadows, Reece Monroe, Bowen Pike, Will Pike, Lauren Purvis and Jesse Wright. Last year, each of the three different SAFE Teams had an incredibly successful season.
The 2014 State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held in Athens on Saturday, March 22. Youth flocked from around Georgia to participate in the contest with youth from Bartow County earning high marks. Livestock Judging team coaches are Taylor Moore, Denise Martin, Lynne Gentry and Mark Knight.
Moore said, “We are proud of all of the hard work the 4-H’ers put into qualifying for State this year. Overall, the Bartow County Junior Team had a ninth place finish and the Senior Team had a tenth place finish. We have a very young team and look forward to improving next year.”
Junior Team members include Nora Martin, Elle Smith and Hill Smith. Senior Team members include Brady Gentry, Tate Knight and Leah Martin. Additionally, Bartow County Junior Team member Hill Smith was recognized for a fourth place Junior Beef Cattle Individual score and Senior Team member Tate Knight led his team with the fourth place Senior High Individual Score, fourth place Senior Reasons and fifth place Senior Hogs for Bartow County.
Bartow County 4-H: Leading the way at Junior Conference November 2013
4-H Today; Leaders tomorrow October 2013
National 4-H Week: I am Georgia 4-H October 2013
Fall 2013 Bartow County TSC 4-H Paper Clover Sales October 2013
Bartow County 4-H excels at Forestry Judging Field Day September 2013
Bartow County 4-H Leadership Day February 2013
Bartow County 4-H: Leading the way at Senior Fall Forum and Junior Conference November 2012 and December 2012
Bartow County 4-H Awards Banquet August 2012
For more information on the Bartow County 4-H Program contact Allison Perkins at the County Extension Office (770) 387-5142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.