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Columbia County:
4-H Youth Development

Shirley B. Williamson, County 4 -H 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's up- 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 basis never know what you will find!


Thank you!

yellow onion

This is Columbia County 4-H Club's only fundraiser. Monies earned goes towards 4-H educational programs and scholarships. We would like to thank everyone for the support you give to us thru our onion sales. Please check back the first of the year on information when we will be selling them again.


If you are interested in going to 4-H camp?

If you have missed this years 4-H Camp's, start saving your pennies for next summer. We don't have the dates as of yet. This information will be sent home in your club meetings. This year we had so many kids wanting to go to camp, but we ran out of spots. To make sure you can go. sign up on that first day.


Forms/Information Flyers


4-H Monthly newsletters please click on the links below to read the latest newsletter for our Cloverleaf's:

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

August 2015 November 2015  
September 2015    
October 2015    


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.

September 2015  
November 2015    


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

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

General Information

UGA Extension Columbia County 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, and Robotics, ice skate and fun nights) have fees to cover training's 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.


4-H Events banner in multi colors



Hot Topics Banner with Flames




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 will collect pounds of pennies in their classrooms this November and December. They will also take part in "Ringing the Bell" on December 22 at the Evans Wal-Mart for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Fund Drive. Please save your pennies and turn them in to your classroom.

Start collecting your pennies!

Soda can with flip pop tab

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

Last year, 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! We are waiting on our total for this year, but we are sure it will be a wonderful donation!

Columbia County 4-H did an Outstanding Job!


Special Interest Clubs

All of our specialty clubs are now CLOSED! They have reached their maximum capacity, new registration will open again in September 2016. The Shotgun Club will open in January 2016. Shot gun club is only for the 7th grade and above. Please stay tuned for more information.

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

4-H Rabbit & Cavy Club.

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

4-H Robotics Team. Red and Blue Robot

4-H Volunteer Leader Bao-Ling Adam, email address Project Club Leader is Christopher Adam.


4-H Archery Club.

archeryVolunteer Leaders Melinda Davis, and Randy Manning

Teen Project Club Leaders are Dahja Wright & Trapper Manning. If you would like to contact the club for more information email address is:


4-H Equestrian (Horse) Club.Brown horse head image

4-H Volunteer Club Leader is Claudia Alexander:, Holly Landes: Teen Project Club Leader: Ashley Boyd



For more information about Columbia County 4-H Youth Program, please contact 4-H Agent Shirley Williamson,; 4-H Program Assistant Renee Briscoe,; 4-H Part-Time Program Assistant Lauren Luoma, 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

Visit the Georgia 4-H web site.

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