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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.

Event Calendar


November, 2015

In this issue: Christmas wreath sale, archery registration, Ag Discovery Club

October, 2015

Included in this issue: CloverFEST, Officer Training, Holiday Card Contest, and more!

September, 2015


Events & Activities


Open to all 4th-6th grade students, Project Achievement is a public speaking competition with an important twist - you choose the topic! With over sixty categories to choose from, there is something for everybody. Visit for more information including a project list, objectives, and scorecards. Click here for suggested topics.

County Project Achievement: Tuesday, January 19 at Jefferson Parkway Elementary. Please call 770.254.2620, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm to pre-register.

District Project Achievement: Saturday, February 6 in Douglas County. You must qualify at county in order to compete at the district contest.


Portfolio sessions are available for interested 7th-12th grade students. Deadline to submit your portfolio is Monday, December 14th.

District Project Achievement: March 4 through Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.



Special Interest Clubs

Ag Discovery Club

Formerly known as the Livestock Club, this club has a new name and new focus. In addition to learning about animals, they will study topics relating to agriculture and ag science. They meet at the Coweta County Extension Office on the third Thursday of each month. The club will meet again on November 19.

Archery Team: 4th-12th grades

We're happy to announce the procedure for registration for the 2015-16 season. You must attend ONE of two mandatory informational meetings being held at the Coweta County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall on Pine Road. The dates are Tuesday, November 19th, 6:30 pm, and again on Thursday, December 15th, 6:30 pm. You must attend one of these meetings if you plan on joining. Program fee for the year is $40 which does not include the cost of equipment.

BB Gun Team: 4th-8th grades

2016 Competition Schedule

  • Coweta County Daisy Qualifier (formerly known as the State Jaycee Match)
    • March 12, 2016 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds Ag Building
  • Northwest District Qualifying Match
    • March 26, 2016 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds Ag Building
  • Target Challenge Weekend
    • April 8-10, 2016 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center

Middle School Club has a new name!

The Coweta 4-H Middle School Club has been renamed the Coweta Trailblazers! Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Coweta County Extension office. Our next meeting will be on December 1st - details will be coming soon!

Dairy Heifer Show Team

Horse and Pony Club

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 November 5th.

K-9 Klub

K-9 Klub typically meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. There are changes because of the holiday schedule. The November meeting has been cancelled. December's meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00pm.

Poultry Club

The Poultry Club will not have a regular meeting in December. They will have their awards banquet on Monday, December 14th, 6:00pm, at the Coweta County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. Please RSVP to Brian or Tonya Massengale.

Shotgun (Modified Trap): 7th-12th grades

Shotgun signups will be announced as soon as the information becomes available. Keep watching for details!

Sigma Lambda Chi (grades 9-12)

Sigma Lambda Chi is a club for high school students interested in service, leadership, and citizenship. They will meet on the first Tuesday of each month with their next meeting on November 3rd. This will be a joint meeting with the Coweta Trailblazers and features a presentation on parliamentary procedure by Alan Nasworthy.

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

  • The next meeting for VSSO will be on Thursday, November 12, 7:00 pm at the Coweta Extension Office.



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
    • Date and location to be announced
  • Junior Rally: current 6th-8th grade students
    • Date and location to be announced
  • State Council: rising 9th grade through 12th grade students
    • June 24-26, 2016
    • Rock Eagle 4-H Center
    • Half-price for 2016 Project Achievement competitors!
  • Junior Conference: 7th & 8th grade students
    • 2015 Junior Conference: November 14-15, 2015
  • Fall Forum: 9th-12th grade students and 4-H adult volunteers
    • December 12-13, 2015 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center


Judging and Quiz Bowl Events

While Georgia 4-H offers many types of judging and quiz bowl events, the following represents a list of those currently ongoing in Coweta County. Members must be in 4th-12th grade in order to participate.

Dairy Judging

Dairy Quiz Bowl

  • The Senior team of Mady Hillebrand, Emily Morgan, Hunter Swartz and Cody Whitlock recently competed at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. Coached by Mrs. Pam Brinton, the team was thrilled to place fifth overall in the nation! Congratulations!

Horse Judging and Hippology

  • Competing at the All American Quarter Horse Congress is a dream come true for those in the equine world. Coweta 4-H is proud to announce that the state winning Hippology team of Emily Morgan, Abby Lummus, Mady Hillebrand, and Faith Cheatham recently competed at this event, placing twelfth overall in the nation. Emily Morgan was also honored to receive 3rd High Individual in Stations. Congratulations to the team and coach Vickie Lummus for a job extraordinarily well done!

Horse Quiz Bowl

  • Junior and Senior teams are formed and are currently hard at work practicing for the state contest in January. They will compete in a game-show type format in a double elimination tournament. Subject matter covers a variety of areas of equine materials including breeds, anatomy, husbandry, disciplines, and much more. Good luck to everyone and thank you to coaches Cheryl Reed and Vickie Lummus!

Poultry Judging

  • Senior 4-H members are traveling again to Louisville for the National Poultry and Egg Conference. This time, team members Alex Adornato, Audri Crews, Hunter Swartz and Laura Chafin, with alternate Bishop Watts, will be competing at the 4-H Avian Quiz Bowl. We wish you the best of luck and safe travels. A big thank you goes to Bryan Massengale as head coach of this stellar team!



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 2015-2016 school year
    • Cloverleaf Camp: Rock Eagle, June 13-17, 2016
    • Video
    • Limited space. More information will be posted soon!
  • For students who are in 7th and 8th grades in the 2015-2016 school year
    • Junior Camp: current 7th and 8th grades
      • Camp Burton (Tybee Island), July 18-22, 2016
      • Spaces are still available.
    • Wilderness Challenge Camp: current 7th-9th graders
      • Camp Wahsega, June 6-10, 2016
  • For students who are in 9th through 12th grades in the 2015-2016 school year
    • Senior Extreme Camp: current 9th-12th graders
      • Rock Eagle, June 13-17, 2016
    • Senior Camp: current 9th-12th graders
      • Rock Eagle , May 30 - June 3, 2016

An alternative to residential camps , Coweta 4-H offers a day camp known as Adventure Camp. Campers will enjoy guest speakers, classes, crafts, outdoor activities and include an incredible field trip.

  • 2016 Adventure Camp: to be announced


4-H Forms

  • 2015-2016 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.


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.

Download the lease agreement



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

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