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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.

Newsletters

  • November, 2014
    • CloverFEST
    • Officer Training
    • Cloverleaf Camp at Rock Eagle
    • Wreath Sale
    • Cloverleaf Project Achievement
    • Pull Tab Service Project
    • Calendar
  • October, 2014
    • Holiday Card Contest
    • Showmanship Results
    • CloverFEST
    • Poultry Club
    • Calendar
  • September, 2014
    • BB Gun Team Registration
    • Coweta County Fair
    • Cloverleaf Camp at Rock Eagle
    • Pull Tab Service Project
    • Calendar

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Events & Activities

32nd Annual Southeast Triple Crown Rabbit Show

The first ever event of its kind for Coweta 4-H! The Livestock Club is hosting a sanctioned rabbit show on December 13 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds Ag Building. There will be triple open shows for the following sanctioned breeds: Netherland Dwarf, Holland Lop, Mini Rex, Jersey Wooly, Mini Lop, and American Fuzzy Lop. Two shows are offered for youth with Mini Rex, Netherland Dwarf, and Holland Lop as the sanctioned breeds. All other breeds may be shown, although not sanctioned. Click here for registration information. Coweta 4-H members are also encouraged to attend, even if not showing. This is a tremendous educational opportunity for anyone interested in owning or showing a rabbit. Showroom opens at 7:30 am and judging begins at 8:30 am.

Fifth Grade Officer Training

Congratulations to our newly elected officers! If you were unable to attend any of the training sessions, you can view a video detailing your responsibilities. Please watch to make sure you'll be ready for your first meeting in December.

Wreath Sale

Coweta 4-H and Master Gardener Extension Volunteers work together to create beautiful wreaths and swags for the holidays. Each is handmade from fresh greenery and includes a bow tied from a wide selection of ribbon. The deadline to pre-order has passed, however, there will be a limited number available for walk-ins. Proceeds support Coweta 4-H and Master Gardener Extension Educational Programs. Click here to download the Wreath Sale Flyer.

Project Achievement

Project Achievement is an opportunity for students to gain skills in public speaking, leadership, service and communication. Students will select from a wide range of categories and then focus on a particular topic of interest within that category. Using a variety of research materials, they will develop a speech then present using posters and other visual aids.

  • Cloverleaf (ages 9 through 6th grade)
  • For fifth grade 4-H'ers, the process begins in their school clubs in October. In December, the students will have the opportunity to present their demonstration in class. All Cloverleafs are then invited to compete at the county level in January, where top competitors are encouraged to proceed to the district competition in February.
    • County: January 13, 2015 6:30 pm at Jefferson Parkway Elementary
    • Pre-register by calling (770) 254-2620 or email uge2077@uga.edu.
    • District: February 14 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center
    • Additional Resources
  • Junior (7th-8th grades) and Senior (9th-12th grades)
  • For students in grades 7-12, their project will encompass their project category work for the calendar year. In addition to presenting a demonstration or performance in March, they will prepare a portfolio of project work, leadership, and service activities based on their category and other experiences.
    • Portfolio Clinics are available to work in a group setting. You may also choose to schedule an appointment with 4-H staff. Check out this flyer for clinic dates as well as all important deadlines!
    • District: March 13-15, 2015 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center
    • Additional Resources

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Special Interest Clubs

Coweta Frogs (Middle School Club)

The Coweta Frogs is for sixth-eighth 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.

  • Elections were held at the November meeting. Congratulations to Nick Burkey, president; Beck Glover, vice president; and Tyler McDonald, board member. The Frogs learned some key points about their own personalities and continued working on Project Achivement.
  • The final meeting for 2014 will be on December 2nd. This will also be a Christmas celebration with fun and food. Please contact Mrs. Leigh to let her know what kind of refreshment you are bringing. The club will provide drinks.

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 December 4th.

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 December 8.
  • 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 usually set aside for our dog lovers, however the upcoming holiday season has a direct impact on their schedule. There will not be a meeting in November; check back soon for information regarding the December program.
  • Newsletter

Livestock Club

  • The Livestock Club meets at the Coweta County Extension Office on the third Thursday of each month. Their next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 20th.

Poultry Club

  • The Poultry Club typically meets on the first Monday each month at 7:00 pm in the Coweta County Fairgrounds Ag Building. However the regular December meeting will be cancelled due to the annual Poultry Awards, held at the Exhibit Hall on Monday, December 8th, 6:30 pm. Please contact Mrs. Tonya Massengale for further information and to RSVP.

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, December 2nd, 6:00 pm, at the Coweta County Extension Office.

Target Sports

  • Archery
    • Watch for announcements regarding registration for next year's teams.
  • BB Gun
    • BB registration is closed for the 2014-15 season. Safety classes are ongoing with tryouts coming up this fall.
  • Shotgun (Modified Trap)
    • The 4-H Shotgun Team is for 7th-12th grades. Mark your calendars for registration and orientation on February 25, 2015, 6:30 pm, at the Coweta County Extension Office. The first practice will be March 7, 2015 - location to be announced.
      • 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

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, December 11th, 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 13-14, 2014 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center

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Judging and Quiz Bowl Events

Dairy Judging

  • All 5th - 12th graders are welcome. Practices will be weekly; the schedule will be announced soon.
  • 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.

  • Cloverleaf Camp: current 5th & 6th grades
    • Rock Eagle, June 1-5, 2015
  • Junior Camp: current 7th and 8th grades
    • Camp Fortson, June 15-19
  • Wilderness Challenge Camp: current 7th-9th graders
    • Camp Wahsega, July 6-10, 2015
  • Marine Resource Camp: current 6th-8th graders
    • Camp Burton, July 20-24, 2015
  • Senior Camp: current 9th-12th graders
    • Camp Fortson, June 29-July 3, 2015
  • Senior Extreme Camp: current 9th-12th graders
    • Rock Eagle, June 8-12, 2015

In addition, a day camp is offered for ages 9 through sixth grade called 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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