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Columbia County:
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'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!


Onion Time Again!

Well, it is that time of the year again when you may be asked to purchase those sweet Vidalia onions. Don't miss out on this once a year opportunity. You may call the office and place your order today. Cost of the onions 10lb bag $12.00, 25lb bag $20.00, 50lb bag $35.00, and the Onion Cook book $10.00. If you need an extra order form you may print one from here. yellow onion

This is Columbia County 4-H Club's only fundraiser. Monies earned goes towards 4-H educational programs and scholarships.



JR. Rally

Jr's now is the time to sign up for Jr. Rally if you are interested in going click here for the registration form/flyer. Remember spaces fill up fast, so send your form into day!

Are you interested in going to 4-H camp?

If you are interested in going to 4-H camp, start selling those onions! Onions credits can be used to pay for all or part of your camp payment (depending on the amount of onions you sell)

All information for camp can be found below:

Cloverleaf camp (5th & 6th Grade) will be held at Camp Wahsega

Cloverleaf Scholarship Application

Jr. Camp (7th & 8th Grade) will be held at Camp Fortson 4-H Center

Jr. Camp Scholarship Application

Sr. Camp (9th-12th Grade) will be held at Camp Fortson 4-H Center.


If you need assistant with your camp payment fill out the scholarship application and return to the 4-H office. You will be notified if your child is chosen.

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

September 2014 December 2014 March 2015
October 2014 January 2015  
November2014 February 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.

August 2014 November 2014
September 2014 January 2015  
October 2014 February 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.


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

Now is the time to sign up for Junior and Senior Project Achievement, remember it is first come first serve. If you participated last year, you will receive preference over first timers, but you must sign up NOW! As you must complete a portfolio by the end of December, it is imperative that you sign up as soon as possible. DPA will be held March 6-8, 2015 at Rock Eagle. Please click on the link below to download your sign-up sheet

Jr. DPA sign-up

Sr. DPA sign-up


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, and new registration will open again in September 2015. The Shotgun Club will open in January 2015. 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. Is now closed.

4-H Robotics Team. Red and Blue Robot

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


archery4-HArchery Club.

Volunteer 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 Holly Landes, & Claudia Alexander, 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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