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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. Look for information on upcoming contests, including the ongoing Pull-Tab collection, club schedules, and expanded information on a featured club each month.

Events & Activities

In the event of inclement weather, Coweta 4-H programs will follow the Coweta County School System attendance policy.

  • Adventure Day Camp: July 14-18
    • Coweta's 4-H Adventure Day Camp is open for registration for interested youth ages 9 through 6th grade. The cost is only $80 for one child and includes all activities, including a trip to the Fernbank Museum. Discounts are offered for additional children in one family. Compete the flyer and return with full payment to the Coweta County Extension Office.

Special Interest Clubs

  • Coweta Frogs (4-H Middle School Club)
    • The final meeting for our year will be on May 6th, 7:00 pm, in the Don Morris Meeting Room at the Coweta County Extension Office. We'll be discussing a marketing strategy for the 2014-2015 year.
    • Coweta Frogs Photo Gallery
  • 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 April 3rd.
      • State Horse Show: June 11-14, 2014 at the GA Agricenter, Perry
        • Horse Show Rule Book
  • Junior Beekeepers
    • Things are abuzz with our budding new Junior Beekeepers 4-H club. This club goes over all the intricacies of being a beekeeper and the wonderful quality of those little flying pollinators, the honey bees!
    • 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 April 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 March meeting of the K-9 Klub has been cancelled. Meetings will resume on April 24th at the Extension Office.
    • 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 on April 17th at 7:00 pm.
  • 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 April 7th. The Poultry Judging team meets immediately prior at 6:00 pm.
  • Sigma Lambda Chi (grades 9-12)
    • Sigma Lambda Chi is a club for high school students interested in service, leadership, and citizenship. Meetings are held at the Coweta County Extension Office on the first Tuesday of each month. Interested students should contact Rachel Fautsch at (770) 254-2620.
  • Target Sports
    • Archery
      • Signups are closed for the 2013-2014 year. Watch for announcements regarding registration for next year's teams.
      • Target Challenge Competition: Saturday, May 3, 2014
    • BB Gun
      • Signups are closed for the 2013-2014 year. Watch for announcements regarding their spring competitions and registration for next year.
        • State Jaycee Match: Saturday, March 8th
        • Northwest District Match: Saturday, March 22nd
        • Target Challenge Weekend: April 4-6 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center
    • 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.
      • Target Challenge Competition: Saturday, May 10 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center
  • Veterinary Science Student Organization (V.S.S.O.)
    • The VSSO is a student run organization dedicated to the education of youth 7th-12th grades, regarding the limitless opportunities in the veterinary field. We have a new date, and new location! Meetings will be held on the second Thursday, 7pm, at the Coweta County Extension Office. The next meeting will be Thursday, April 10th.

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 5 & 6, 2014
    • Fortson 4-H Center; price to be announced
  • Junior Rally: current 6th-8th grade students
    • April 26 & 27, 2014
    • Junior Rally is being held at Camp Wahsega. Scholarships are available to qualified Coweta Frogs members.
  • State Council: rising 9th grade through 12th grade students
    • June 20-22, 2014; Rock Eagle 4-H Center
  • Junior Conference: 7th & 8th grade students
    • November 8-9 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
    • Orientation will take place on Monday, January 20, 7:15 pm at the Coweta County Extension Office. The office will be closed that day, but this meeting will be taking place. Practices will continue on Mondays until the competition in April. If interested, please contact the Extension Office at (770) 254-2620.
  • Poultry Judging
    • Practices will begin on Monday, January 6th, 6pm, at the Coweta County Fairgrounds Ag Building. Students must be at least nine years of age through twelfth grade. Practices will continue weekly until the Area Contest in April.

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: current 5th and 6th graders
    • June 2 - 6, 2014; total camp fee is $305. Complete details are available on the registration form.
    • Camp signup will be held on Saturday, February 1st, 9am-11am, at the Coweta County Extension Office. Spaces are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
    • Scholarships will be offered for competitors at Cloverleaf District Project Achievement, February 15, 2014. Call our office for more information.
  • Junior Camp: current 7th and 8th graders
    • June 29 - July 3, 2014
      • New this year, the week will run from Sunday through Thursday so everyone can enjoy Independence Day with family.
    • $325; a down payment of $105 is required with application. Price does not include transportation to Tybee Island (to be determined).
    • This year Junior Camp will be held at Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island.
  • Wilderness Challenge Camp: current 6th-9th graders
    • July 14 - 18, 2014
    • $340.00; a down payment of $105 is required with application.
    • Wilderness Challenge Camp will be held at the Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega.
  • Senior Camp: current 9th-12th graders
    • June 29 - July 3, 2014
      • New this year, the week will run from Sunday through Thursday so everyone can enjoy Independence Day with family.
    • $320; a down payment of $105 is required with application.
    • Senior Camp will be held at Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega.
  • Senior Extreme Camp: current 9th-12th graders
    • June 9 - 13, 2014
    • $310; a down payment of $105 is required with application.
    • Senior Extreme Camp is held at the Pioneer Camp at Rock Eagle. You'll spend the night in open-air huts and tents, includes canoeing and fishing on the Ocmulgee River, archery and shotgun at Charlie Elliot Outdoor Center, and the ropes course at Georgia College and State University.

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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