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Coweta County:
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.

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Events & Activities

Favorite Foods Contest

One of the most popular events in Coweta County 4-H, the Favorite Foods Contest is open for all school age youth in the county. Participants will prepare their dishes at home and bring to the fairgrounds the evening of the competition. You may enter one or more categories, but only one entry per category. Points are awarded primarily on taste, but consideration is given for creativity and presentation.

  • Monday, March 23, 6:30 pm at the Coweta County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
  • Pre-registration deadline is Wednesday, March 18th. Click here for entry form.
  • Please visit the Fight Bac! website for important tips on preparing food safely.
  • Participants must bring serving utensils for their dish - please make sure to mark with your name. Plates, bowls, and eating utensils will be provided.

Project Achievement

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Special Interest Clubs

Coweta Frogs (Middle School Club)

The Coweta Frogs is for 6th-8th graders interested in staying active in a variety of 4-H projects and service work. They meet every month during the school year on the first Tuesday, 7:00 pm, at the Coweta County Extension Office.

  • We regret that the March meeting of the Frogs had to be cancelled but check back for a fun adventure in April!

Dairy Heifer Show Team

Horse and Pony Club

K-9 Klub

  • K-9 Klub meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. This month their meeting will be held at the Coweta County Extension Office on March 26th.
  • Newsletter

Livestock Club

  • The Livestock Club meets at the Coweta County Extension Office on the third Thursday of each month. There will NOT be a meeting in February due to the Junior National Livestock Show in Perry. The club will meet again on March 19th.

Poultry Club

  • The first Monday of each month is all about poultry! The club meets at the Coweta County Fairgrounds Ag Building on April 6th at 7:00 pm.

Sigma Lambda Chi (grades 9-12)

Sigma Lambda Chi is a club for high school students interested in service, leadership, and citizenship.

  • The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 7, but plans are being made for a special occasion. Check back for details!

Target Sports

Veterinary Science Student Organization (V.S.S.O.)

The Coweta County 4-H Veterinary Science Student Organization or VSSO for short, meets at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Coweta County Extension Office. The club was created in 2008 to educate and equip students interested in the field of veterinary medicine and is open to youth grades 5-12. Students get the opportunity to learn hands on some of the skills a career in veterinary medicine requires.The curriculum is challenging, but fun. If you enjoy science, animals and working with others, this club might be for you. For more information, contact Pam Brinton at hwoutpost@bellsouth.net.

  • The next meeting for VSSO will be on Thursday, April 9, 7:00 pm at the Coweta Extension Office.

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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
    • April 11-12, 2015
    • Rock Eagle 4-H Center
  • Junior Rally: current 6th-8th grade students
    • May 2-3 , 2015
    • Camp Wahsega, Dahlonega
  • State Council: rising 9th grade through 12th grade students
    • June 26-28, 2015
    • Rock Eagle 4-H Center
  • Junior Conference: 7th & 8th grade students
    • Over 600 adults, youth, and teens attended this year's conference. Numerous community service projects were completed including letters and cards for military service members, and 70 Christmas stockings for deployed military troops.  Northwest District led with 14,000 pounds of pulltabs; Coweta placed third with 578 pounds.
    • 2015 Junior Conference: November 14-15, 2015
  • December Classic (Fall Forum) : 9th-12th grade students and 4-H adult volunteers
    • December 12-13, 2015 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center

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Judging and Quiz Bowl Events

Dairy Judging

  • State Dairy Judging Contest: March 27, 2015 in Athens

Dairy Quiz Bowl

Hippology

Horse Quiz Bowl

Horse Judging

Poultry Judging

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Camps

Each summer, 4-H'ers have the opportunity to attend residential camps 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 2015 registration and costs are be posted as they become available.

  • For students who are in 5th and 6th grades in the 2014-2015 school year
  • For students who are in 7th and 8th grades in the 2014-2015 school year
  • For students who are in 9th through 12th grades in the 2014-2015 school year

An alternative to residential camps , Coweta 4-H offers a day camp for ages 9 through 12 known as Adventure Camp. Campers will enjoy guest speakers, classes, crafts, outdoor activities and include an incredible field trip. More information will be available in coming months.

  • 2015 Adventure Camp: July 13-17, 2015

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4-H Forms

  • 2014-2015 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.

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Powers Crossroads Property

Powers Crossroads PropertyThe Powers Crossroads property located at 4766 Highway 34 West in Newnan is now available for lease to organizations and individuals looking to host special events. Coweta County 4-H is proud to be a part of the rich history of the property that hosted the Powers Crossroads Arts & Crafts Festival for more than 40 years. As one of the five community organizations that own the property, Coweta 4-H is excited to see new events and activities coming to the grounds in the years to come. For more information on leasing opportunities, please click below for the lease agreement or call the Extension office at (770) 254-2620.

Click Here for the lease agreement.

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Contact

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

Visit the Georgia 4-H website at www.georgia4h.org.

Like our Coweta County 4-H UGA Extension page on Facebook!

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