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4-H'ers pose for a photo in the Life 101 conference held in north Georgia in 2019. Front; from left, Justin Murrillo, Carlos Perez, Maria Perez, Emily Nunez, Sara Wood, Savannah Griffin, Casey Page; middle row, from left, A.J. Reid, Colton Jones, Walker Jones, Jacob Lea, Garv Patel, Meah Hobbs, Danny Angeles, Collin Devlin; back row, from left, Ethan Hooker, Angelina Galvin, Adrianna Hernandez, Kevin Murrillo, Ashlyn Williams and Gabe Blackburn. CAES News
4-H'ers pose for a photo in the Life 101 conference held in north Georgia in 2019. Front; from left, Justin Murrillo, Carlos Perez, Maria Perez, Emily Nunez, Sara Wood, Savannah Griffin, Casey Page; middle row, from left, A.J. Reid, Colton Jones, Walker Jones, Jacob Lea, Garv Patel, Meah Hobbs, Danny Angeles, Collin Devlin; back row, from left, Ethan Hooker, Angelina Galvin, Adrianna Hernandez, Kevin Murrillo, Ashlyn Williams and Gabe Blackburn.
"Life 101"
Two University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices in rural counties in north and south Georgia are helping 4-H’ers realize the importance of financial literacy.
The Coweta County team won first place in the Georgia 4-H 2019 State Forestry Field Day. First Place Senior Team Winners will represent Georgia at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in August, 2020. The Coweta County team are (pictured left to right) 
Coach Don Morris, Michael Whitlock, Jennifer Brinton, Alexa Hillebrand, Bella Fisk and Coach Buzz Glover. CAES News
The Coweta County team won first place in the Georgia 4-H 2019 State Forestry Field Day. First Place Senior Team Winners will represent Georgia at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in August, 2020. The Coweta County team are (pictured left to right) 
Coach Don Morris, Michael Whitlock, Jennifer Brinton, Alexa Hillebrand, Bella Fisk and Coach Buzz Glover.
Forestry Skills
Twenty-eight Georgia 4-H youth participated in the 2019 State Forestry Field Day held on Sept. 28, 2019 at Flinchum’s Phoenix, located in the University of Georgia Whitehall Forest in Athens, Georgia.
My PI Georgia training in Haralson County included practicing putting fires out. CAES News
My PI Georgia training in Haralson County included practicing putting fires out.
My Preparedness Initiative
The national My Preparedness Initiative (My PI) program provides students with extensive training to be better equipped in case of emergencies. In Georgia, the My PI program was funded by 4-H and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Through her Georgia 4-H Leadership in Action project, Gracie Grimes collected art supplies, created an original coloring book, and colored words of encouragement to donate to hospitals and other community organizations that serve youths and adults during hard times. CAES News
Through her Georgia 4-H Leadership in Action project, Gracie Grimes collected art supplies, created an original coloring book, and colored words of encouragement to donate to hospitals and other community organizations that serve youths and adults during hard times.
A Colorful Life
Candler County 4-H member Gracie Grimes turned a hospital stay into a project that brought her community together for a common cause, taught her leadership skills and earned her Master 4-H'er status.
National 4-H Week has been set for Oct. 6-12. Georgia 4-H began in 1904 as a corn club for boys. Today, Georgia 4-H attracts students from all areas of interest, not just those interested in agriculture. The majority of participants currently come from small cities, towns and rural non-farms. CAES News
National 4-H Week has been set for Oct. 6-12. Georgia 4-H began in 1904 as a corn club for boys. Today, Georgia 4-H attracts students from all areas of interest, not just those interested in agriculture. The majority of participants currently come from small cities, towns and rural non-farms.
4-H Week
Georgia 4-H inspires kids to do — 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. 6-12, Georgians will celebrate all the exceptional things these 4-H’ers accomplish.
Bob and Maxine Burton recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Georgia 4-H. Upon presenting the award, Georgia State 4-H Leader Arch Smith thanked the Burtons for their years of support of the Georgia 4-H program and the generous gift they gave to help save the camp on Tybee Island, Georgia. The Burtons own and operate burton + BURTON, the world’s largest wholesale distributor of balloons and coordinating gift products in the world. CAES News
Bob and Maxine Burton recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Georgia 4-H. Upon presenting the award, Georgia State 4-H Leader Arch Smith thanked the Burtons for their years of support of the Georgia 4-H program and the generous gift they gave to help save the camp on Tybee Island, Georgia. The Burtons own and operate burton + BURTON, the world’s largest wholesale distributor of balloons and coordinating gift products in the world.
Burtons Honored
During the 2019 Georgia 4-H Gala on Aug. 10, Bob and Maxine Burton were awarded the prestigious Georgia 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award for their ongoing, significant and heartfelt support of Georgia 4-H.
Sumter County 4-H Agent Crystal Perry helps a student care for the plants in the garden bed as part of the ROCKETS program. CAES News
Sumter County 4-H Agent Crystal Perry helps a student care for the plants in the garden bed as part of the ROCKETS program.
ROCKETS Project
A Sumter County University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H program to teach students with special needs about agriculture was a soaring success last year, however, it may fall to Earth if program administrators can’t secure funding to fuel it.
Georgia 4-H'ers from 23 counties gathered at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on Aug. 17 for the annual Georgia 4-H Mission Make-It engineering challenge. Participants designed rockets and space modules inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. CAES News
Georgia 4-H'ers from 23 counties gathered at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on Aug. 17 for the annual Georgia 4-H Mission Make-It engineering challenge. Participants designed rockets and space modules inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Mission Make-It
For about 150 Georgia 4-H’ers and their parents, a weekend trip to Rock Eagle 4-H Center turned into a mission to the moon as they participated in Georgia 4-H’s Mission Make-It engineering challenge.
The Georgia 4-H Foundation has reached its fundraising goal for the restoration of the Rock Eagle Chapel, which was damage by fire in February. CAES News
The Georgia 4-H Foundation has reached its fundraising goal for the restoration of the Rock Eagle Chapel, which was damage by fire in February.
Rock Eagle Chapel Restoration
A generous $200,000 gift from a prominent 4-H alumna and an outpouring of support at the 2019 4-H Gala catapulted the fundraising effort to rebuild the Rock Eagle Chapel at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center past its $400,000 goal on Aug. 10.
Jordan Smothers of Walton County won the 2019 Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest with his 135-pound watermelon. Amy Miller, far left, and Laicee Schell, both of Jeff Davis County, won second and third places with their 93- and 78-pound melons. CAES News
Jordan Smothers of Walton County won the 2019 Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest with his 135-pound watermelon. Amy Miller, far left, and Laicee Schell, both of Jeff Davis County, won second and third places with their 93- and 78-pound melons.
Watermelon Contest
With a watermelon weighing in at 135 pounds, Jordan Smothers of Walton County won the 2019 Georgia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest.