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Forestry Judging
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S.A.F.E. Shotgun Team
Summer Camp


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News and Events

September Happenings in Monroe County 4-H

Welcome back to a new school year and 4-H year. This newsletter is to let you and your 4-H’er know what activities are available for this month and a preview of upcoming months.

New Medical Release forms and Code of Conduct forms will be required for your youth to participate in our county’s 4-H program. Please allow time to fill out these forms before your youth attends any of the upcoming events, if you have not already done this as of August 1, 2014.

(The following events are for 5th-12th grade Monroe County residents)

School Club monthly meetings begin in 5th and 6th grade classrooms-5th grades at Katherine B. Sutton, TG Scott & Samuel Hubbard; 6th grades at Monroe County Middle School-William Hubbard Campus. We will start to present the 4-H program starting this week.

Horse Team-Interested in learning about horses or want to learn more? The 4-H Horse team may be just what you are looking for! You do not have to own a horse to be on this team, as it does not involve riding. You will have the opportunity to participate in Horse Quiz Bowl-a jeopardy type competition and Horse judging where you learn how to judge which horse is best. If you are interested in this team then please let us know. The first practice will be Thursday September 4th from 4:00-5:00 at the TGS Media Center. Mrs. Kathy Ivey leads this team. There is no fee for this activity.

Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging-Join this judging team and learn how to make decisions about goods and services, get the best buys for your money, and generally act as responsible consumers. Practice is on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at the 4-H office. Practice begins Wednesday September 10th. Mrs. Laurie Harris is the coach for this team. You will need to attend all or most of the practices to participate in the contest on November 5th in Perry. There is no fee for this activity. Please e-mail Mrs. Harris if interested: (that is a zero 0).

Ga. National Fair contests youth can enter-deadline to enter Sept.12th.-Please check out the website- click on Competitions, then click on Youth Educational Exhibits, then click on 2014 Youth Educational Exhibits General Rules. You will then be able to see all the contests your 4-H’er can compete in. We will have to register you for the 4-H events, so check it out and give us a call. Flyer attached to this newsletter. Fair Dates-Oct 2nd-12th, 2014-Perry, GA

Fall Rabies Clinics-We will hold our annual fall Rabies Clinics on Saturday Sept. 20th from 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with 4 locations across the county. You can check out the flyer below or our website/Facebook page listed at the end of this e-mail. This is a service to the community as well as a Fund-raiser for Monroe County 4-H.

*************Cloverleaf Only Events/Activities*****************

5th & 6th grades only

Cloverleaf Project Achievement (DPA)-Now is the time for those 6th grade 4-H’ers to sign up for a project this month. All 5th grade classes will have the opportunity to sign up in October class club meetings. I am limited to 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 to go to DPA by Sept 30th. The contest is Saturday November 22, 2014 at Rock Eagle. NO fee to 4-H’er for this event.

*************Jr and Sr 4-H’ers Activities Only*****************

7th-12th grades only

Jr/Sr Leadership Council Dinner Meeting-Tuesday, September 16th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. We eat at 6:00 p.m. We will be electing officers. Please consider running for an office-you must have been an active 4-H’er in Monroe County for the past school year. The officer positions are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Pledge Leader and Committee Chairs as well. Please call by Monday September 15th to reserve your seat! JThere 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 afterschool and help with meal preparations.

Pet Day at Tractor Supply Saturday Oct. 20th, 9:30-1:30-Teen Leaders needed to help with this activity. Monroe County 4-H has been offered to set-up an information booth at Tractor Supply on Pet Day. We will also be holding our final Rabies Clinic stop there. Teen Leaders will hand out information about Monroe County 4-H, sign up new 4-H’ers and let youth as well as parents know what is offered in our county program.

Jr and Sr 4-H’ers that 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 22nd 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.

Trip to Georgia National Fair Trip- Monday, Oct. 6th (Fall Break). We will leave from the 4-H office at 9:00 and return by 3:30. We will check out all the exhibits, and enjoy some fair food! We will provide transportation to the fair and back, as well as gate entry. Cost is: You will need to pay for your own lunch and any other activities you want to do that have a fee. Space is limited to eight 4-H members. Call to reserve your seat!

I look forward to hearing from you soon! 478-994-7014 or e-mail me: Or Mrs. Laurie Harris:

Our website is:

Facebook page: UGA Extension Monroe County

2014 Fall Rabies Clinics
Georgia health law requires that all dogs and cats, three months of age and older, must be vaccinated to protect them and their owners.

Clinics to be held at the following times and places on Saturday September 20, 2014:

Please be on time.

MC. Ext. Office Parking Lot (90 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.) 8:00-8:45 a.m.

Johnstonville Fire Station (Off Johnstonville Rd) ---------9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Country Oaks Feed & Pet Supply ( Bolingbroke)---11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Tractor Supply Co.(130 E. Main St.)---------------------.12:30 - 1:30 p.m.



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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