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Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging
DPA Preparation
Forestry Judging
Horse Team - Judging and Quiz Bowl
Junior/Senior Leadership Council
Livestock Judging and Show Teams
S.A.F.E. Shotgun Team
Summer Camp


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Georgia National Fair Flyer 2014  

News and Events


Monroe County 4-H is taking orders for gorgeous poinsettias for the Christmas season. Click here for more information.




Monroe County 4-H Activities
For 5th-12th Grade 4-H’ers

National 4-H Week is October 5-11, 2014. Please show your 4-H Spirit by wearing Green that week.

Tractor Supply Fall Paper Clover Fundraiser Coming-Fall Paper Clover will be October 8- 19, 2014. During this fundraiser, Tractor Supply Company asks customers to donate $1 to support 4-H. 70% of the collected funds support the local and state 4-H programs where they were raised. If you participate, please mention “Monroe County 4-H”. We hope to have some 4-H representatives at the Forsyth store on Saturday, Oct. 11th promoting this fund-raiser.

Horse Team-meetings began in Sept. They meet at TGS Elementary Media Center from 4:00- 5:00. Mrs. Kathy Ivey, Monroe County 4-h Certified Volunteer will be leading this team again this year.

Georgia National Fair-Oct. 2-12, 2014-4-H’ers from across the state will be participating in several competitions during the fair. Take time to visit the animal barns, and the Miller, Murphy, Howard Building where 4-H will have live contests, 4-H displays & Scarecrow contest results. Stop by the Clover Café next to Poultry World on Fri. Oct. 3rd, during Monroe County 4-H Day to enjoy the best value meal on the midway and help support Monroe County 4-H! Hope to see you there!

Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging- This competition team meets each Wednesday at the 4-H office after school. We have a large group of 4-H’ers this year and have finalized our teams. These members are preparing for the contest in November. Mrs. Laurie Harris is coaching the team this year, assisted by Mrs. Sandy Linkous.

Annual Poinsettia sale/Fund-raiser-Starts October 21st-November 11th. These plants have been beautiful over the past several years; please consider either selling or placing an order for some. The prices are $20.00 & $15.00 per plant. Please call the 4-H office for further information on
this sale. The top three 4-H’ers participating in this fund-raiser will receive “4-H Bucks” to use towards 4-H activities that require a fee or order items from the 4-H catalog.

Pop tab collection-We are collecting pop-tabs from aluminum cans for the Ronald McDonald House. If you have a collection you would like to donate, please let us know or drop them by the 4-H office. This is an on-going Community Service that our 4-H’ers participate in all year long. So
start saving those pop tabs now! We will deliver our collection already accumulated later this month with other 4-H clubs from all over Georgia.

Coke Rewards-We are collecting Coke Rewards points for future 4-H activities. If you or your family are not participating in this program and are willing to save these for us we would appreciate it. Just drop them off at the 4-H office or send to school with your 5th or 6th grade 4- H’er.

For 5th & 6th grade 4-H’ers only

Cloverleaf Project Achievement (DPA)-Now is the time for those 6th grade 4-H’ers to sign-up for a project. All 5th grade classes will have the opportunity to sign up in October class club meetings. I am limited in how many 4-H’ers per project area I can sign up. If you would like a list of projects please go to: and click on Activities & Events, then click on Project Achievement, scroll down until you see Cloverleaf Project Achievement. There is a list of topics and also a list of Objectives for each topic. You must call the 4-H office to sign up by Oct. 17th to go to DPA. The contest is Saturday November 22, 2014 at Rock Eagle. NO fee for this event. 478-994-7014. There is an Orientation meeting for parents/4-H’ers on Thursday Oct.23rd. Please call for further information.

For 7th-12th grade 4-H’ers only

Junior Conference-November 8-9, 2014 at Rock Eagle-The price for this conference is $60.00. Call Ms. Abbie about information about this conference just for 7th and 8th grade active Monroe County 4-H’ers.

Certified Teen Leader training-October 2nd-School Holiday 8:30-12:00 at 4-H Office-active Monroe County 7th-12th grade 4-H’ers only. Please call to reserve your seat-space is limited!

Jr/Sr DPA Portfolio Workshop-Thursday Oct 2nd-1:00-4:30 at the 4-H office.(This is during Fall break) For 7th-12th grade 4-H’ers who are participating in Project Achievement only. Call to reserve your spot and if you have any questions.

Jr/Sr Leadership Council Meeting-Tuesday Oct. 21st 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the 4-H Office. Please join us to welcome our Officers and Committee Chairpersons for 2013-14. We eat at 6:00 p.m. and then meet.
Please call by Monday October 20th to reserve your seat! ? There is no cost for this activity. Meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Youth may come to the 4-H office after school and help with meal preparations.

Weekend in the Classic City-Athens-October 17-19, 2014- for more information call Ms. Abbie. This is for current 10th-12th grade Sr 4-H’ers, cost is $90.00. Deadline to register is this Thursday Oct. 3rd. Spend the weekend learning all about college and what to expect when applying for
college. No transportation provided by county.

Jr and Sr 4-H’ers who have attended or are attending DPA (District Project Achievement) –your help is needed to assist Cloverleaf 4-H’ers with their presentations, typing, gluing, listening, etc., This is great material for your portfolio! Call to see when this will take place. You can also let me know, if you have not already, the project area you plan to compete in this
year. Time is slipping away fast!

Free trip to Rock Eagle! Certified Teen Leaders only-Please mark your calendar for Saturday November 22rd to assist with Cloverleaf DPA at Rock Eagle. This will be an all-day event and your expertise is needed! Let me know if you are planning to attend. Lunch will be provided. No Fee.

Mark your calendar for this Upcoming Event

Jr/Sr DPA(District Project Achievement)-Portfolio workshop dates: Monday Nov. 25th 9:30-12:30 or 1:00-4:00; Friday Dec. 20th 3:30-11:00 p.m. and Monday Dec. 23rd 9:00-12:00 4-H’ers must have decided on a project by October 15th to be able to participate in DPA for this year and to attend one of these workshops.

We look forward to seeing you this month. Please call 478-994-7014 with questions about any of the information listed above.


SAFE Shotgun Team




Jr Sr DPA Photo 2014

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2013 Cloverleaf DPA Photo



2014 Horse Quiz Bowl picture

Monroe County 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Team Participates in State 4-H Competition click here for article


Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging Participants 2013

4-H'ers in Monroe County tested their knowledge in consumer trends at the Area 4-H Cotton Boll & Consumer Jamboree. The annual competition was held November 6th at the National Fairgrounds in Perry. Click here for article

2013 Middle Georgia Market Lamb Show participants

The Mary Persons FFA and Monroe County 4-H 2013 Middle Georgia Market Lamb Show was held Saturday, September 28, at the Mary Persons School Farm with 13 participants. Ricky Wheeler was the judge for this event.


                           Forestry Judging Participants


Five Monroe County 4-H’ers spent two months learning all they can about forestry and forestry related activities in preparation for the District Forestry Field Day. The contest was held Tuesday September 10th in Rockdale County. Monroe County competed against 12 other teams in the Northeast/Northwest District.

The Junior team members were: Hunter Hall, Ava McKallip, Kristen Snyder & Laurel Sparks. Courtney Copeland represented the Senior Team.

Mr. Bill Waldrep, Monroe County 4-H Certified Volunteer, assists with this team. Mrs. Abbie Bunn, Monroe County 4-H Associate & Mr. John Pope, Monroe County Extension Coordinator accompanied the team.

At the contest, the 4-H’ers competed in compass and pacing, insect and disease identification, tree identification and tree volume estimation. This group of 4-H’ers will be recognized at the Annual awards program next Fall for their team accomplishments.

4-H Forestry Field Day is sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service For additional information on this event and our local 4-H program, please contact Monroe County Cooperative Extension @ 478-994-7014.

2014 Cloverleaf Campers

2104 Cloverleaf Campers at Rock Eagle

Monroe County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers camped at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, the largest 4-H center in the world, June 29-July 3, 2014.
For fulll article click here.




2013 Jr Camp

Junior Camp

“The Race is ON!”

Monroe County Jr 4-H’ers attend Summer Camp at Fortson 4-H Center

Eight- 7th and 8th grade students from Monroe County attended camp at Fortson 4-H Center in Hampton June 3-7th. They joined 160 other campers from the Middle Georgia area. The week was filled with activities planned especially for this age group. Classes for the campers were: Herpetology, Healthy Lifestyles, Farm 2 Table & Wilderness Survival. Opportunities also available to campers were: Climbing Wall, Zip-line, Archery, “Dive-In Movie” night, canoeing, trips to White Water, Stone Mountain & Atlanta Motor Speedway. The week was finished with Talent/Variety Show put on by the campers & counselors.

Monroe County 4-H’ers attending: Courtney Copeland, Rachel Hampton, Tyler Evans, Lindsay Martin, Keajia Campbell, Russell Lynch, Wilekia Mayes & Erin Hampton.


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.

4-H Motto:

To Make the Best Better

4-H Pledge

4-H Pledge


4-H Emblem

The emblem is a four-leaf clover with the letter "H" on each leaf.
The letters in the emblem represent head, heart, hands and health.
Use of the emblem is approved per regulations by the state 4-H office.



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