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Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging
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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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Rock Eagle 4-HHow would you like to spend a weekend at Rock Eagle for Free??
Do you want to share information about things you like to do?
Do you want to become more involved in 4-H?
Here is how you can do just that!
Please join us for this workshop on how to participate in Jr/Sr District Project Achievement to be a part of this free weekend offer!
This is just for 7th-12th grade Monroe County Youth
Thursday July 31, 2014 at the Monroe County 4-H Office
12:00-4:00-Lunch included!
(Must arrive by 12:00 for lunch)
Here is what you will need to do:

  • Call to reserve your spot & lunch-Space is limited! 478- 994-7014
  • Think about & bring any information on a topic(s) that interests you (books, articles) or choose one from the list of 52 Jr projects/ or 48 Sr projects, some may be unavailable due to other Monroe County 4-H’ers selecting project.
  • Review activities you have participated in at School, Community, and Church.
  • Be prepared to write down some information and look up info on your topic.
  • Set the dates on your calendar for March 6th-8th, 2015 for Rock Eagle Competition for the free trip!

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4-H Changing Lives



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Do you like to win money?
Do you like to create or invent things or
Maybe even cook?
Join us for a Georgia National Fair
4-H Contest Information workshop
And we will show you how you can attempt this!
When: Tuesday July 29th
Where: Monroe County 4-H office
Who: rising 5th-12th grade Monroe County students
Please call/e-mail to reserve a seat
Space is limited! 478-994-7014


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Monroe County 4-H May 2014 Activities and Events

Monroe County 4-H is on Facebook! - Check us out and “Like us” UGA Extension Monroe County on Facebook!  We will be updating information as soon as we are able to about activities and events going on with Monroe County 4-H.

Kroger Plus card news - Do you have a Kroger Plus card? Did you know Georgia 4-H can benefit from you assigning your card on-line to Georgia 4-H Foundation? Please consider doing this. Here’s how: go to: and select Georgia 4-H Foundation 77588 through the community rewards program. We would greatly appreciate it!

S.A.F.E Shotgun Team State Contest - 31 Members qualified for this contest to be held Saturday May 10th in Putnam County at the UGA Experiment fields. Good Luck to all these 4-H’ers and Coaches!

Rodeo - Monroe County Saddle and Forsyth Lion Clubs will present Georgia High School Rodeo Association Rodeo this Friday May 9th and Saturday May 10th 8:00 P.M. at the Monroe County Recreation Complex $8.00 Adults and $5.00 Children. Come check it out!!

Jr/Sr Leadership Council Meeting, Summer Fun Workday & Lunch-(7th-12th grades only) Tuesday May 27th- 10:30-3:00 The final one of this school year! We will meet, eat and then prepare supplies for the upcoming Summer Fun activities. Please remember to bring your non-perishable food items for the food bank to help with summer time needs. Look for reminder e-mail.

4-H Summer Fun Activities - Be on the lookout on our Website, Facebook page, your 4-H’ers book bag (4th, 5th and 6th graders) or in the local paper to see what Fun activities we have in store for the youth of Monroe County. There are fees for these activities.

Clovers & Co - Do you Sing, Dance, play a musical instrument or are interested in Lights and sound/technical stuff? Then you may want to audition for Clovers & Co. Georgia 4-H’s own super talented youth performing group. You must apply on line-info below. AUDITION LOCATIONS: Auditions will be held in 2 locations this summer: June 12, 2014 at Fortson 4-H Center in Clayton County and June 17, 2014 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center. The application deadline for our county is May 27, 2014.

Applications: You can use the online Wufoo form available at:

Teen Leader training workshop-Rising 8th-11th graders - Do you enjoy working with younger 4-H’ers? Then you may be interested in becoming a Certified 4-H Teen Leader. Training will be Wednesday May 28th- 8:30-12:00 at the 4-H office. Reservations are required. Must have at least three participants to hold this training.

*******Upcoming 4-H Events & Other Activities**************

4-H Photography contest - We are pleased to announce that this year’s Georgia 4-H Photography Contest is now open. Again this year, the contest will be completely online. The photography contest website is Deadline to enter is June 2nd. This contest provides an avenue for youth and adults to showcase their photography skills through a variety of categories. Remember, 4-H’ers of all ages, from Clover buds to extension agents, are invited to participate.

Cloverleaf Camp Orientation Meeting - Monday June 9th 6:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Auditorium

GA National Fair - Do you like to win Money??-Then think about entering some of the 4-H contests at the GA National Fair! Now is the time to start! You can check out last year’s contests on the Ga Nat’l Fair website to get an idea of what contests are available to enter. We will hold an information meeting this summer to show what they are all about & how you can enter! Keep an eye on your e-mail and our Facebook page!

Jakes Shoot - SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014 - Ever wanted to try shooting sporting clays? This is your opportunity to come out and try your hand at one of the most exciting and challenging shooting sports. This opportunity is free for current NWTF JAKES members. Not a member yet? You can still participate for free by signing up as a member at the event. THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP IS ONLY $10. See attached flyer

Jr/ Sr DPA workshops - Watch for an e-mail with information on the website, Facebook page, send us an e-mail or call Ms. Abbie or Ms. Laurie.

4-H & Friends Talent Show-coming this Fall!

Our website address is:

Our Facebook page is: UGA Extension Monroe County

This will be the last Monthly Newsletter until August 2014! Happy summer! Hope to see you soon!

Any questions??  Give us a call (478) 994-7014 Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00

SAFE Shotgun Team




Jr Sr DPA Photo 2014

for full article click here

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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