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Students participate in socially distant hands-on learning in 4-H environmental education classes. Pictured is a group at Burton 4-H Center in Tybee Island, Georgia. CAES News
Students participate in socially distant hands-on learning in 4-H environmental education classes. Pictured is a group at Burton 4-H Center in Tybee Island, Georgia.
4-H Environmental Education
The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program is accommodating the needs of students around the state by offering both virtual and socially distant in-person visits at its six facilities in Georgia.
Nearly 600 4-H'ers from Georgia and surrounding states attended the Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference held virtually September 24-26. CAES News
Nearly 600 4-H'ers from Georgia and surrounding states attended the Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference held virtually September 24-26.
Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference
High school Georgia 4-H members participated in the Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) in late September with youth from surrounding Southern states. The annual event gives attending youth and adults opportunities to develop leadership skills and practice networking skills with 4-H’ers in other states.
With so many children struggling to reach their full potential, 4-H believes that young people, in partnership with adults, can play a key role in creating a more promising and equitable future for youth, families and communities across the country. CAES News
With so many children struggling to reach their full potential, 4-H believes that young people, in partnership with adults, can play a key role in creating a more promising and equitable future for youth, families and communities across the country.
National 4-H Week
Georgia 4-H empowers youth to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society by establishing personal and sincere relationships, learning life and leadership skills and enhancing community awareness. During National 4-H Week, Oct. 4-10, Georgians will celebrate all the exceptional things these 4-H’ers accomplish.
Murray County 4-H Tech Changemakers gather for a photo before an informational session in 2019. CAES News
Murray County 4-H Tech Changemakers gather for a photo before an informational session in 2019.
4-H Tech Changemakers
With increased electronic communication leaving many members of older generations behind, a partnership between the Microsoft Corporation and the National 4-H Council has mobilized an energized group of 4-H Technology Changemakers to help provide resources and training to level the playing field.
Georgia 4-H'ers participate in the State Forestry Field Day at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. CAES News
Georgia 4-H'ers participate in the State Forestry Field Day at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia.
4-H State Forestry Field Day
Twenty-six Georgia 4-H’ers participated in the State Forestry Field Day for program year 2021 on Sept. 19 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. Throughout the afternoon event, participants adhered to COVID-19 prevention measures as guided by the CDC.
Blast Off with Georgia 4-H Graphic 1 CAES News
Blast Off with Georgia 4-H Graphic 1
Blast Off with Georgia 4-H
As students return to school in a variety of formats, Georgia 4-H will be continuing virtual programs with the “Blast Off with Georgia 4-H” series into the fall. This will be a continuation of “Set Sail with Georgia 4-H,” a collection of online lessons offered around the state during the summer.
Spending time outdoors, including activities such as UGA Extension's Great Georgia Pollinator Census to be held Aug. 21-22, offers numerous physical and mental health benefits such as reduced stress, greater cognitive functioning and increased physical activity. CAES News
Spending time outdoors, including activities such as UGA Extension's Great Georgia Pollinator Census to be held Aug. 21-22, offers numerous physical and mental health benefits such as reduced stress, greater cognitive functioning and increased physical activity.
Natural Benefits
With formalized school programs gearing up in the next few months, many parents and guardians may struggle with helping their children and teenagers disengage from technology and spend time outdoors.
Georgia 4-H and FFA youth compete in the Junior Beef Futurity Competition. CAES News
Georgia 4-H and FFA youth compete in the Junior Beef Futurity Competition.
Georgia Beef Futurity Winners
Georgia 4-H and FFA members exhibited 310 entries at the Georgia Junior Beef Futurity show that was held July 9-11 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia.
Georgia 4-H youth participated in the 2020 state horse competition. CAES News
Georgia 4-H youth participated in the 2020 state horse competition.
Georgia 4-H Horse Competition
Georgia 4-H organized the 2020 state horse educational competition for 55 youth in a virtual format this year. This competition was previously linked with the Georgia 4-H state horse show hosted at the the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia, which was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UGA Beef Cattle Short Course will be held March 6, 2018, in Irwinville, Georgia. CAES News
The UGA Beef Cattle Short Course will be held March 6, 2018, in Irwinville, Georgia.
Virtual Livestock Judging Contest
More than 40 youth participated in the Georgia 4-H state livestock judging contest held virtually on June 20, 2020. This evaluation competition, sponsored by Mrs. Wilma Minix and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, is a major event for the Georgia 4-H Livestock Program.