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Georgia 4-H'ers participate in the State Forestry Field Day at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. CAES News
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
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
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 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 2021 state horse competition. Youth participating in quiz bowl learn about horse health and other equine-related topics. CAES News
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.
Beef cattle (file photo) CAES News
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.
Set Sail with Georgia 4-H virtual series CAES News
Set Sail with Georgia 4-H
Cooking classes, scavenger hunts and science experiments are all popular summer camp activities that Georgia 4-H youth will still be able to do this year — just at a bit of a distance.
UGA Extension will be celebrating thousands of volunteers on April 19-25 for Volunteer Appreciation Week. CAES News
Volunteer Appreciation Week
Throughout the week of April 19, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is honoring the thousands of volunteers who facilitate 4-H, Master Gardener and Family and Consumer Sciences programming on the county, district and state levels for Volunteer Appreciation Week.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is celebrating its 10-year collaboration with the AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) program. To date, more than 55 full-time VISTAs have dedicated a full year of service to Georgia 4-H. CAES News
VISTA Anniversary
In 2010, the Georgia 4-H Southwest District Program Development Coordinator, Laura Perry Johnson, established a collaboration with the AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) program as a way to extend the capacity of 4-H youth programs and strengthen the impacts in the Southwest District 4-H. To date, more than 55 full-time VISTAs have dedicated a full year of service to Georgia 4-H.
Georgia 4-H offers digital environmental education series CAES News
Virtual EE
Each spring, thousands of K-12 students attend environmental education camps at Georgia 4-H facilities across the state. They hold snakes, hike through creeks and marshes, visit historic sites and enjoy nature; all with a goal of learning about the environment. Since the COVID-19 outbreak has public schools closed, school buses parked and Georgians sheltered in place, the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program is now being offered virtually.