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Georgia 4-H's annual State 4-H Junior Conference is planned by the Georgia 4-H District Junior Boards of Directors, with each district board comprised of eight grade students who are elected by their district peers. This year’s “Where Dreams Come True” theme focused on science-related topics tied to popular children’s movies. CAES News
Georgia 4-H's annual State 4-H Junior Conference is planned by the Georgia 4-H District Junior Boards of Directors, with each district board comprised of eight grade students who are elected by their district peers. This year’s “Where Dreams Come True” theme focused on science-related topics tied to popular children’s movies.
Junior Conference
More than 700 sixth- through eighth-grade Georgia 4-H’ers gathered for the annual State 4-H Junior Conference at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga., Nov. 23-24.
Dougherty County 4-H'ers Dianah Anderson, Tandria Burke and Christiana Smith won first place in the Georgia 4-H Food Challenge senior contest. CAES News
Dougherty County 4-H'ers Dianah Anderson, Tandria Burke and Christiana Smith won first place in the Georgia 4-H Food Challenge senior contest.
Food Showcase
More than 100 Georgia 4-H’ers from across the state participated in the Georgia 4-H Food Showcase on Nov. 9 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga.
Two new staff members, both Talbot County natives, have joined the staff of the local UGA Extension office in Talbot County. Erica Chaney (left) is the EFNEP program assistant and Shamona Willis is the county Extension 4-H educator. CAES News
Two new staff members, both Talbot County natives, have joined the staff of the local UGA Extension office in Talbot County. Erica Chaney (left) is the EFNEP program assistant and Shamona Willis is the county Extension 4-H educator.
Talbot Team
Erica Chaney and Shamona Willis, both Talbot County natives, have joined the staff of the local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office in that county. Chaney is the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) program assistant and Willis is the county Extension 4-H educator.
The Clarke County Wildlife Judging Senior Team won first place during the Oct. 26 competition. Team members include Michael Campbell, Daphne Crawford, Samantha David, Luke Krohn, August Pearson and Davis Slate. CAES News
The Clarke County Wildlife Judging Senior Team won first place during the Oct. 26 competition. Team members include Michael Campbell, Daphne Crawford, Samantha David, Luke Krohn, August Pearson and Davis Slate.
Wildlife Contest
Sixty 4-H youth participated in the 2019 Georgia 4-H Wildlife Judging Contest hosted by Georgia 4-H and the Farm Credit Associations of Georgia on Oct. 26 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and the University of Georgia Whitehall Forest in Athens, Georgia.
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.