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Terrell County's Georgia 4-H Food Product Development team won first place in this year's Food Product Development Contest with their take on kompot, a Slavic fruit drink. Georgia 4-H's Courtney Brown and Associate Professor Anand Mohan congratulates team members Sebastian Shattles, Hannah Grubbs, Janya Scott and Larry Hall. CAES News
Terrell County's Georgia 4-H Food Product Development team won first place in this year's Food Product Development Contest with their take on kompot, a Slavic fruit drink. Georgia 4-H's Courtney Brown and Associate Professor Anand Mohan congratulates team members Sebastian Shattles, Hannah Grubbs, Janya Scott and Larry Hall.
Kompot Creation
Most Americans may not know what kompot is, but if Terrell County’s 4-H Food Development Team has anything to say about it, that may soon change.
This summer, teens from across the nation will gather in Georgia and Colorado for camps designed just for military kids by the Georgia 4-H Military Partnership. The camps begin in June, but adult volunteer leaders are needed now. CAES News
This summer, teens from across the nation will gather in Georgia and Colorado for camps designed just for military kids by the Georgia 4-H Military Partnership. The camps begin in June, but adult volunteer leaders are needed now.
Adult Volunteers
Georgia 4-H is searching for adult volunteer leaders for this summer’s 2019 Military Teen Summits coordinated by the Georgia 4-H Military Partnership. The summits will occur in Jekyll Island, Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, and Estes Park, Colorado, through funding provided by several entities. The camps begin in June and conclude in early-August.
Pictured are Brian Hayes, Mitchell County Extension agent and county Extension coordinator; Monica Kilpatrick, state coordinator for Georgia Project WET; Debra Cox, Mitchell County 4-H Extension educator; Jennifer Grogan, retired Mitchell County 4-H agent and county Extension coordinator; and Calvin Perry, UGA C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park superintendent. CAES News
Pictured are Brian Hayes, Mitchell County Extension agent and county Extension coordinator; Monica Kilpatrick, state coordinator for Georgia Project WET; Debra Cox, Mitchell County 4-H Extension educator; Jennifer Grogan, retired Mitchell County 4-H agent and county Extension coordinator; and Calvin Perry, UGA C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park superintendent.
Georgia Project WET
Along with the University of Georgia's C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park, the UGA Cooperative Extension 4-H program in Mitchell County has been named the 2019 Georgia Project WET Organization of the Year for hosting a Georgia 4-H camp designed to teach children the importance of water conservation.
Georgia 4-H youth, leaders and volunteers visited Atlanta for Georgia 4-H Day at the Capitol on Feb. 7 at the Georgia Freight Depot and Capitol Building. CAES News
Georgia 4-H youth, leaders and volunteers visited Atlanta for Georgia 4-H Day at the Capitol on Feb. 7 at the Georgia Freight Depot and Capitol Building.
4-H at Capitol
More than 500 Georgia 4-H youth, leaders and volunteers visited Atlanta for Georgia 4-H Day at the Capitol on Feb. 7 at the Georgia Freight Depot and Capitol Building. This leadership- and civic engagement-based event is held annually to connect 4-H youth with Georgia legislators, provide students insight to the legislative process and allow them to thank legislators and donors.
Georgia 4-H Club members Beau Gabriel, from left, Vatavion Faust and Davison Willis make ziti as part of Oglethorpe County 4-H Club's Cooking to Share program with adult volunteer Jane Eason. CAES News
Georgia 4-H Club members Beau Gabriel, from left, Vatavion Faust and Davison Willis make ziti as part of Oglethorpe County 4-H Club's Cooking to Share program with adult volunteer Jane Eason.
Cooking to Share
They say that the quickest way into someone’s heart is through their stomach. For one group of Georgia 4-H club members, their heartfelt, healthy meals are touching the hearts of their community one family at a time.
From his retro sense of style to his effervescent personality, Mason McClintock always felt different from others his age. When Georgia 4-H came into his life, he found a place of belonging, somewhere he could be himself and feel encouraged by adults and his peers. McClintock is shown with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue during his visit with Georgia 4-H'ers in recognition of National 4-H Week in 2017. CAES News
From his retro sense of style to his effervescent personality, Mason McClintock always felt different from others his age. When Georgia 4-H came into his life, he found a place of belonging, somewhere he could be himself and feel encouraged by adults and his peers. McClintock is shown with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue during his visit with Georgia 4-H'ers in recognition of National 4-H Week in 2017.
National Honor
Mason McClintock, 17, of Alma, Georgia, is the winner of the 2019 4-H Youth in Action Pillar Award for Civic Engagement, according to the National 4-H Council. McClintock will be recognized nationally for his resilience and leadership of his program, the Alma Entrepreneur Tour. 
Temple Grandin, world-renowned animal agriculture consultant and advocate for the autism community, spoke to a crowd of about 400 Georgia 4-H club members and supporters on Dec. 4, 2018, at the UGA Livestock Arena. The event was hosted by Jackson County 4-H. CAES News
Temple Grandin, world-renowned animal agriculture consultant and advocate for the autism community, spoke to a crowd of about 400 Georgia 4-H club members and supporters on Dec. 4, 2018, at the UGA Livestock Arena. The event was hosted by Jackson County 4-H.
Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin, world-renowned animal agriculture consultant and advocate for the autism community, is no stranger to overcoming challenges. So when Grandin stepped to the podium and told a crowd of young people to think their problems through and face what scares them, they listened.
Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal (left) pose with Georgia 4-H’ers Sophia Rodriguez and Hamp Thomas (center) and Judge William (Billy) Ray, II, Georgia 4-H Foundation Trustee and anchor sponsor of the newly created endowment named in honor of Gov. and Mrs. Deal. CAES News
Governor Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal (left) pose with Georgia 4-H’ers Sophia Rodriguez and Hamp Thomas (center) and Judge William (Billy) Ray, II, Georgia 4-H Foundation Trustee and anchor sponsor of the newly created endowment named in honor of Gov. and Mrs. Deal.
4-H Leadership Endowment
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal were recently honored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation and the University of Georgia during a celebration of the foundation’s 70th anniversary. A new endowment for leadership programs has been created by 4-H alumni and supporters and named in honor of the Deals for their leadership and commitment to the youth development organization.
Jessie Holbrook of Union County, who submitted a pumpkin weighing 644 pounds, took first place in the Georgia 4-H pumpkin-growing contest this year.  CAES News
Jessie Holbrook of Union County, who submitted a pumpkin weighing 644 pounds, took first place in the Georgia 4-H pumpkin-growing contest this year. 
Giant Pumpkins
Pumpkins are a staple of the fall season. Some people like pumpkins baked in pie, and some like them carved and lit up on their front porches for Halloween. Georgia 4-H’ers, on the other hand, like them to weigh hundreds of pounds. 
A Fayette County 4-H'er celebrates with her agent after winning a Georgia 4-H Project Achievement competition. CAES News
A Fayette County 4-H'er celebrates with her agent after winning a Georgia 4-H Project Achievement competition.
Georgia 4-H Impact
As a Georgia 4-H agent, Pamela Bloch knows that 4-H can change the lives of young people. To the uninitiated, however, that impact can be hard to describe.