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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!


Vidalia Onion Fund Raiser is underway!

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. If you are a current 4-Her and you need more forms download yours today! Remember to collect the money when you take an order. All checks should me made payable to UGA Extension / 4-H. If you would like to place an individual order you may call the office, place your order then mail in your check.

If you have question, call us at 706-541-4011.


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

Sign-up early for Jr. Camp. This year we will be at Camp Burton. Dates June 27 to July 1.

Stay tuned for information on Cloverleaf camp and Senior Camp.


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 February 2016
September 2015 December 2015  
October 2015 January 2016  


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    
January 2016    


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.


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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

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Start collecting your pennies!

Make sure you start saving your pennies for next's years Pounds of Pennies. We well starting collecting them from your schools in December 2016. All types of change is collected. (bills and checks are also accepted). We also will be ringing the bell for Salvation Army. When the date is ready we will post it here. Who do you think will collect the most change? All money collected is turned over to the Salvation Army.

Pop Tabs


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 $2,500.00 from UGA Extension - Columbia County 4-H which represented a portion of 13,871.5 lbs of pop tabs collected throughout the state of Georgia by 4-H Clubs! Thank you for all your donations.

You may collect pop tabs all year long and bring your filled containers to the UGA Extension office anytime.

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. Sign up for Clay Pigeon Target Sporting Program for new and returning members, for details click here. Orientation & Registration will be on January 14, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Columbia County Exhibition Center.

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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