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Coweta County Extension Office:
4-H Youth Development

General Information

The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished through "hands-on" learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

What is 4-H?

How do I join?

 

Coweta County 4-H Newsletter

  • The Coweta County Herald will be published monthly during the school year.
  • Summer Calendar of Events

Events & Activities

Adventure Day Camp: July 14-18

  • Registration is full but we are taking names for a waiting list. Compete the flyer and return to the Coweta County Extension Office. You will be notified if your child is accepted for participation.

Coweta 4-H Awards Banquet: Saturday, August 2 6:30-8:30 pm

  • The brightest stars of Coweta 4-H will be honored at this very prestigous event. If you are a Coweta 4-H member who has competed at a district, state, or national event where you represented Coweta County 4-H, you will receive an invitation for yourself and two guests. Adult guests only, please. Make sure to follow instructions for responding to the invitation as an accurate head count is necessary.

Special Interest Clubs

  • Coweta Frogs (4-H Middle School Club)
    • The Coweta Frogs will be in "hibernation" for the summer. Meetings will resume on Tuesday, August 9, 7:00 pm at the Coweta County Extension Office.
  • Dairy Heifer Show Team
  • Horse and Pony Club
    • Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Horse and Pony Club, additional membership will be suspended until the 2014-2015 season. Check back for additional information on registration.
      • The Horse and Pony Club meets at the Coweta County Extension Office on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm. Their next meeting will be on July 3rd.
  • Junior Beekeepers
    • The Junior Beekeepers Club goes over all the intricacies of being a beekeeper and the wonderful quality of those little flying pollinators, the honeybees!
    • The club meets at 5:00 pm on the second Monday of every month in the Don Morris Meeting room at the Extension Office. Their next meeting will be on July 14th.
    • If you would like to find out more information you can contact Coweta County Extension at 770.254.2620 or contact the club leader, Bobby Torbush, directly at bktorbush@bellsouth.net.
  • K-9 Klub
    • The fourth Thursday of each month is set aside for our dog lovers. The K-9 Klub meets at the Coweta Extension Office at 7:00 pm; their next meeting will be on June 26th.
    • June Newsletter
  • Livestock Club
    • The Livestock Club generally meets at the Coweta County Extension Office on the third Thursday of each month. For the July 17th meting only, they will not meet at the Extension Office but will be enjoying a field trip instead.
  • Poultry Club
    • The Poultry Club meets on the first Monday each month, 7:00 pm, in the Coweta County Fairgrounds Ag Building with their next meeting on June 2nd.
  • Sigma Lambda Chi (grades 9-12)
    • Sigma Lambda Chi is a club for high school students interested in service, leadership, and citizenship. On hiatus for the summer, SLC will resume in August.
  • Target Sports
    • Archery
      • Watch for announcements regarding registration for next year's teams.
    • BB Gun
      • Registration for the 2014-2015 season will be available soon.
    • Shotgun (Modified Trap)
      • Participants are required to have completed the Hunter Safety Course and provide their own approved eye and ear protection.
      • Preferred firearms include over and under or automatic shotguns. No single shot guns will be allowed. There will be a limited amount of equipment available if needed.
      • Signups for the 2014-2015 year will be announced when the information becomes available.
  • Veterinary Science Student Organization (V.S.S.O.)
    • The VSSO is a student run organization dedicated to the education of youth. After a summer break, meetings will resume in August. Check back for time and location.

Conferences

During the year, Junior (7th and 8th graders) and Senior (9th - 12th graders) 4-H'ers have the opportunity to attend district and state conferences. While attending, you will meet new friends from across Georgia, participate in community service projects, and attend exciting workshops. Registration and application information will be given out during 4-H club meetings or you can call the 4-H Office.

  • Senior Conference: 9th-12th grade students
  • Junior Rally: current 6th-8th grade students
    • Spring, 2015
  • State Council: rising 9th grade through 12th grade students
    • June 2015; Rock Eagle 4-H Center
  • Junior Conference: 7th & 8th grade students
    • November 2014 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center
  • Fall Forum: 9th-12th grade students and 4-H adult volunteers
    • December 13-14 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center

Judging and Quiz Bowl Events

  • Dairy Quiz Bowl
  • Hippology
  • Horse Quiz Bowl
  • Horse Judging
  • Poultry Judging

Georgia 4-H Camps

Each summer, 4-H'ers have the opportunity to attend camp at one of the five 4-H centers: Rock Eagle 4-H Camp; Wahsega 4-H Camp; Jekyll Island 4-H Center; Tybee Island 4-H Center/Burton 4-H Center; and Fortson 4-H Center. Information on the 2014 registration and costs are be posted as they become available.

  • Cloverleaf Camp at Rock Eagle
  • Junior Camp: current 7th and 8th graders
    • June 29 - July 3, 2014
    • Junior Camp is waiting list only.
  • Wilderness Challenge Camp: current 6th-9th graders
    • July 14 - 18, 2014
    • Wilderness Challenge is waiting list only.
  • Senior Camp: current 9th-12th graders
    • June 29 - July 3, 2014
    • Registration is closed.
    • Senior Camp will be held at Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega.
  • Senior Extreme Camp: current 9th-12th graders

4-H Forms

  • 4-H Enrollment Form: required for membership in every club, must be renewed each August.
  • 4-H Code of Conduct
    • The Code of Conduct must be renewed every August 1st and is valid for one year. It must be signed by both parent and 4-H'er. All current 4-H'ers must complete and sign the new version and return to the Extension Office.
  • 4-H Medical Information and Release form
    • The MIRF must also be renewed in August and held on file at the Extension Office. It must also accompany the 4-H'er on any event away from the office.
  • Change of County 4-H Membership
    • The Change of Membership form should be completed for any 4-H'er who does not live in or go to school in Coweta County. The form must be signed by agents in both the home and new county, then forwarded to a state review committee.

Contact

For more information about Coweta County 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact Rachel Fautsch at rfautsch@uga.edu or call (770) 254-2620.

Visit the Georgia 4-H Web site at www.georgia4h.org.

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