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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

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Events & Activities

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)
    • County Project Achievement was held on Tuesday, January 13th and over sixty 4th, 5th, and 6th graders competed that evening. We want to extend a heart-felt thank you to Mr. Ross Perry and Jefferson Parkway Elementary for hosting a wonderful event. All competitors are reminded to call the Extension Office before January 23rd to confirm or withdraw from the competition.
    • District: February 14 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center
  • 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.

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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.

  • Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 3th.

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 February 5th.

Junior Beekeepers

The Junior Beekeepers program has been suspended at this time. Many thanks go to Karen and Bobby Torbush for their help in educating the youth of Coweta County about this incredible creature!

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 January 22nd.
  • 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, February 19th.

Poultry Club

  • The first Monday of each month is all about poultry! The club meets at the Coweta County Fairgrounds Ag Building on February 2 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, February 3, 6:00 pm. Their new location is at the Coweta County Fairgrounds Horse Arena Observatory.

Target Sports

  • Archery
    • The archery teams have formed and registration is closed until Fall, 2015. Please contact Jerry Thrasher if interested for the next season.

  • BB Gun
    • BB registration is closed for the 2014-15 season.
    • 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 activity fee will be $50; this does not include shells. 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, February 12, 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

  • State Horse Quiz Bowl Contest: January 24. Coweta is proud to have two Junior and two Senior teams representing us that day. Good luck to all!

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
    • 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
  • For students who are in 9th through 12th grades in the 2014-2015 school year
    • Senior Extreme Camp: current 9th-12th graders
      • Rock Eagle, June 8-12, 2015
    • Senior Camp: current 9th-12th graders
      • Camp Fortson, June 29-July 3, 2015

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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