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Forms and Handouts for 4-H'ers

General Info

Newton County is the birthplace of 4-H! Superintendant of schools G.C. Adams created the Boys Corn Club in 1904, which is the earliest 4-H club in the south. Also working with Adams, P.D. Johnson started the first African American boys' corn demonstration garden at the Washington Street School.

Today, Newton County 4-H is for boys and girls ages 9 to 19. Club members develop projects ranging from technology to agriculture, compete on judging teams, learn leadership skills, practice public speaking, serve the community, earn college scholarships, travel the country and world, and learn to be better citizens.

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Opportunities

The opportunities are endless in 4-H! Select from the links below to learn more about some of the opportunities available for you!

Club Meetings

  • In-school meetings with most 5th grade classrooms, teaching agriscience, leadership, and public speaking
  • County Council one evening a month for 6th-12th graders
  • Home school meetings once a month
  • Newsletters available online each month

Judging Teams & Special Interest Teams

  • Forestry Field Day (July-September)
  • Cotton Boll & Consumer Jamboree (October-November)
  • Livestock Judging (November-January)
  • Horse Quiz Bowl (November-January)
  • Poultry Judging (February-April)
  • Georgia 4-H Shooting Sports (S.A.F.E.) BB Team -4-H Shooting Awareness Fun and Education (S.A.F.E.) (December-May)
  • Horse Judging (March-May)
  • Hippology (March-May)
  • State 4-H Horse Show (May)
  • Horse Club (meets year-round)
  • Livestock Team (lambs, hogs, cattle)

Camps & Environmental Education Centers From the mountains to the sea, educational opportunities for all agesJunior Camp

District & State Meetings

  • Area Project Achievement (5th-6th)
  • District Project Achievement (7th-12th)
  • State 4-H Congress (9th-12th)
  • Junior Conference (7th-8th)
  • Fall Forum (9th-12th & adult volunteers)
  • Junior Rally (6th-8th)
  • State Council (8th-12th)
  • Southern Region Volunteer Leader Forum (Adult volunteers)
  • Master 4-H Events (Master 4-H'ers)

County Activities

  • Covington Christmas Parade float
  • Col. Cobb's Corn Maze 4-H Night
  • Skate nights at Romp 'N Roll Skating Rink
  • County Project Achievement (5th-6th)
  • Health Rocks Day Camp
  • Summer Activities
  • Portfolio workshops (7th-12th)
  • Great American Clean Up
  • Relay for Life
  • Rabies Clinic

4-H National Youth Science Day
Officer Training
4-H Day at the Capitol
...and much, much more!

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Adult Volunteers

To apply as a Newton County 4-H Volunteer, or to work with youth through any extension program including Master Gardeners, please complete the following forms:

  1. Print and complete a Volunteer Application for Screening.
  2. Print and complete a Volunteer Agreement.
  3. Print and ask two references who are familiar with your experience working with youth to complete the Reference Forms. (This may include your own child’s teacher, parents of other children you have watched, scout leaders, etc.)
  4. Return all forms to Terri Kimble, 4-H Agent, at the Newton County 4-H office.

Useful LinksJunior Camp 2010

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Contact

For more information about Newton County 4-H Youth Development Programs, contact Terri Kimble at tkimble@uga.edu or call (770) 784-2010.

Visit the Georgia 4-H Web site at www.georgia4h.org.

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