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Columbia County Extension Office:
4-H Youth Development

Shirley B. Williamson, County Agent

What is 4-H?

4-H is a partner in education. All 5th grade students in Columbia County participate in 4-H experiential learning programs in the classroom. Plus there's no fee to be a 4-H member!

Columbia County 4-H Club

Clover Guy AnimatedThis school year is going by so quickly, but 4-H still has some exciting "stuff" for you! To find out what - attend your club meetings, read your newsletters & share them with your parents! You don't want to miss out on any of the fun!

Check out the 4-H web page on a regular'll never know what you will find!


Forms/Information Flyers


4-H Montly newsletters please click on the links below to read the latest newsletter.

January 2014

February 2014

March 2014


Cloverleaf 4-H'ers (5th Grade) - handed out monthly at your 5th grade class club meeting

Junior 4-H'ers (Grades 6th - 8th) - handed out monthly at your after school club meeting but it you can't find it click on the link above.

Senior 4-H'ers aka County Council (Grades 9th - 12th) - on Facebook

  • Facebook is your link to all the news and activities for 9th - 12th grade 4-H'ers. Their Facebook name is Columbia County Georgia 4-H Council

General Information

The Columbia County Cooperative Extension and 4-H Youth Development is your University of Georgia connection. There is no fee to join and there are no uniforms. 4-H Friends activity books and officer pamphlets are given to the students. A small fee may be charged for replacement materials. Special interest clubs and other 4-H activities (such as, Archery, Shotgun, Rabbit, Horse, Robotics, and Jr. Beekeeping Clubs, ice skate and fun nights) have fees to cover trainings and expenses.

Columbia County 4-H programs use the Georgia Performance standards when planning programs for the classroom. Going back a hundred years 4-H believes in its slogan, “Learn by Doing”.  This year's curriculum included Agri-Science, Sowing the Seeds of Character, Healthy Lifestyles, Creative Writing, Public Speaking, and Presentation Skills.


4H Power of Youth banner with green clover

4-H Groups - The University of Georgia's "Youngest Students"

Join the Revolution of Responsibility

Cloverleaf (5th & 6th Grades)

Junior 4-H'ers - Middle School (7th & 8th Grades)

Senior 4-H'ers - High School (9th - 12th Grades) The Facebook icon is your link to Columbia County Georgia 4-H Council

Find us on Facebook blue and white bannerBecome our friend and get the latest news, forms and upcoming event dates.

4-H'ers - Protect Yourself When Posting on Social Network Sites

Georgia 4-H specialist Cheryl Varnadoe teaches youth to make wise decisions when posting information to social network sites like Facebook and MySpace. "Our kids are growing up in public. Youth create lasting records of their lives whenever they post something online,” she said. “In a world where anything can be copied, pasted, altered and distributed in the blink of an eye to a vast invisible audience, kids must understand that they hold the key to what kind of reputation they create for themselves.” Read this entire story Protect Yourself When Posting Information to Social Network Sites online from Georgia FACES.


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Cloverleaf Camp at Rock Eagle

Cloverleaf Camp will be held at Rock Eagle, June 16-20, 2014. This camp is for all 5th and 6th graders. Registration begins on March 27th at 8:00am. You can download the flyer/registration form here.

Cloverleaf Camp Scholarship

The 4-H office offers a few scholarships for 5th/6th graders wishing to go to camp. If you know of someone who would like to go, but for so reason can't afford it, download the application form and send it to the 4-H office before April 18th.

Jr. Camp Burton @ Tybee Island

Jr. 4-H camp at Camp Burton on Tybee Island, June 2 - 6, 2014. This is for our 7th and 8th Graders who are in 4-H. The cost for a week of fun on Tybee Island is only $345.00, minium deposit of $115.00 is due by February 27th. Click here to download the flyer and registration form.

Jr. Rally!

Are you ready for Jr. Rally? The Northeast and Northwest District Jr. Rally will be held at Camp Wahsega 4-H Center, April 26-27. Early Registration $65.00 by April 15. Download registration flyer here.

SR. Conference.

If you are a Sr. 4-Her then you won't want to miss the 2014 Sr. Conference at Forston 4-H Center, April 5-6, 2014. Early Registration $75.00. Click here for registration form.

Junior & Senior Project Achievement (Grades 7th-12th)

Rachel Luoma & Tyler Grayperson holding a blue ribbonColumbia County 4-H Rocked the House at Jr/Sr Project Achievement! Columbia County had the "largest delegation" and the "most Senior participants"! Nine of our Seniors went on to particiapate in State Congress, where several of our seniors placed. Congratulation to our newest Master 4-H'er Rachel Luoma! Rachel's project was in Health. Congratulations Rachel for a job well done! Pictured with Rachel (on the right) is her good friend Tyler Gray (left).




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For Sale Items

2013 TShirt Order Form for the t-shirt designs and sizes. Please do not bring your order to school! Teachers are not responsible for taking money for t-shirts! Bring or mail your order and payment to the Columbia County 4-H Office, 6420 Pollards Pond Road, Appling, GA, 30802-3726. Payment is accepted in check, money order or cash (if you are paying in person at the office). Please call the 4-H Office, (706) 541-4011, if you have any questions.

11 Country Music Stars...songs from famous 4-H Alumni: Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, Hillary Lindsey and Luke Bryan all from GA as well as Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Johnny Cash, Martina McBride, and Alabama. Own your own Limited Edition Copy of Clover Country! The 4-H Clover Country CD order form has the ordering information.

Community Service Projects

Pounds of Pennies banner with brown lettering

Columbia County 4-H Club collected pounds of pennies in their classrooms and also took part in "Ringing the Bell" in December for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Fund Drive. Thank you for helping those less fortunate in our community.


Soda can with flip pop tabColumbia County 4-H Club is Ranked First Place for NE District!

Columbia County 4-H collected 674 pounds of Pop Tabs!

total pop tabs collection in barrel and boxHere's our pop tabs at the recycling center.

Ronald McDonald House Charities received a check for $7,000 from Georgia 4-H which represented 13,871.5 lbs of pop tabs collected throughout the state of Georgia by 4-H Clubs!

Columbia County 4-H did an "Outstanding" job!

Remember, start collecting for next year!


Special Interest Clubs

For more information about our Clay Pigeon Shotgun Club or our 4-H Archery Club, visit our Project S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) web page.


4-H Jr. Beekeepers Club - Membership registration is NOW CLOSED!. Yellow colored beekeeper

4-H Volunteer Club Leader Charles Phillips, (H) 706-541-2152, (C) 706-836-2152, Teen Project Club Leader is Kate Phillips.


4-H Rabbit "The Thumpers" Club. Membership registration is NOW CLOSED!

Blue Bunny4-H Volunteer Club Leaders, Mary White, (H) 706-993-1775, (C) 706-312-6855, and Marguerite Creekmore, (H) 706-993-1973, (C) 706-834-8527, Teen Project ClubLeaders are Menley Creekmore and Michelle White.

4-H Robotics Team. Membership registration IS NOW CLOSED! Red and Blue Robot

4-H Volunteer Leader Angela Stokes, (W) (706-855-6900, Teen Project Club Leader is Eric Stokes.

4-H Archery Club is NOW CLOSED!


4-H Equestrian (Horse) Club. Membership registration is NOW CLOSED

Brown horse head image4-H Volunteer Club Leader is Holly Landes,




For more information about Columbia County 4-H Youth Program, please contact 4-H Agent Shirley Williamson,, 4-H Program Assistant Renee Briscoe, or call (706) 541-4011.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed for lunch, 12:00 - 1:00 pm. 4-H Club Description

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