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UGA Cooperative Extension volunteers contribute thousands of hours of their time and effort to support youth, family and agricultural programming throughout the state every year. CAES News
UGA Cooperative Extension volunteers contribute thousands of hours of their time and effort to support youth, family and agricultural programming throughout the state every year.
Volunteer Power
Even in the midst of a global pandemic, volunteers have continued to make a positive impact for Georgians of all ages. Throughout Volunteer Appreciation Week April 19 - 23, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is honoring thousands of volunteers who have dedicated their time to facilitate 4-H, Master Gardener and Family and Consumer Sciences programming on the county, district and state levels.
Georgia 4-H'ers participate in the 2021 State Dairy Judging Contest CAES News
Georgia 4-H'ers participate in the 2021 State Dairy Judging Contest
4-H State Dairy Judging Contest
Twenty-six youth participated in the Georgia 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest on March 26, 2021, at the University of Georgia Teaching Dairy in Winterville, Georgia.
Beef cattle (file photo) CAES News
Beef cattle (file photo)
2021 Livestock Judging Winners
Fifty-two youth participated in the Georgia 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest on March 20, 2021, at the Newton County Agriculture Center in Covington, Georgia.
Grady County 4-H'ers John Sodrel, Cheyne Norton, Lily Norton, Jacob Bennett, Malik Monds, Jae Long and Lizzy Thompson attended the 2021 Agri-Science Summit. CAES News
Grady County 4-H'ers John Sodrel, Cheyne Norton, Lily Norton, Jacob Bennett, Malik Monds, Jae Long and Lizzy Thompson attended the 2021 Agri-Science Summit.
National Agri-Science Summit
Seven Georgia 4-H’ers from Grady County participated in the virtual 2021 National 4-H Youth Summit on Agri-Science, connecting with other youth from around the country to learn about emerging issues and careers in agriculture, food security and sustainability.
Retired 4-H Specialist and Senior Public Service Associate Diane Davies will be honored with the Georgia 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to implementing and growing the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program. CAES News
Retired 4-H Specialist and Senior Public Service Associate Diane Davies will be honored with the Georgia 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to implementing and growing the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program.
4-H Lifetime Achievement Award
More than 1.2 million participants have enjoyed the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program — using the outdoors as a classroom without walls to engage K-12 students in experiences that highlight the science, natural resources and natural history of local ecosystems — since its inception in 1979. This innovative and award-winning program began with a $300 budget, a six-month timeframe and the determination of Diane Davies, retired UGA Cooperative Extension 4-H specialist and senior public service associate.
Madison Tomaso, Ally Runyon, Kennedy Gross and Alana Burcaw from Columbia County win the 2021 Georgia 4-H LifeSmarts virtual competition. CAES News
Madison Tomaso, Ally Runyon, Kennedy Gross and Alana Burcaw from Columbia County win the 2021 Georgia 4-H LifeSmarts virtual competition.
Virtual LifeSmarts Competition
Four Georgia 4-H Junior Varsity and four Varsity teams virtually competed in the 2021 Georgia LifeSmarts Championship on Feb. 15 and March 5 to test their consumer economics skills.
AmeriCorps engages 270,000 Americans each year in sustained, results-driven service. CAES News
AmeriCorps engages 270,000 Americans each year in sustained, results-driven service.
4-H and AmeriCorps
From March 7 through March 13, Georgia 4-H joins thousands of 4-H Americans across the country to celebrate the valuable contributions of AmeriCorps members during AmeriCorps Week. AmeriCorps engages 270,000 Americans each year in sustained, results-driven service. AmeriCorps Week is a time to celebrate the impact of AmeriCorps programs and thank members for their service.
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 youth participated in the 2021 state horse competition. Youth participating in quiz bowl learn about horse health and other equine-related topics.
Horse Quiz Bowl
On Feb. 13, 45 Georgia 4-H youth participated in the 2020 Georgia 4-H Virtual Horse Quiz Bowl. The event was held in a hybrid format, with all competitive portions of the quiz bowl held electronically to comply with COVID-19 precautions.
2021 Virtual Winter Archery Contest CAES News
2021 Virtual Winter Archery Contest
4-H Virtual Archery Contest
More than 300 youth from 25 counties participated in the 2021 Georgia 4-H State Virtual Archery Contest this year. Georgia 4-H continues to adapt its programs to create a safe environment for 4-H’ers during the COVID-19 pandemic.