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Winners for the 2020 Upcycle Challenge are Owen Aymett, grades 2-5, who made a calf roping dummy;  Nandini Patel, grades 6-8, who created throw pillows; and Liam Jay, grades 10-12, who created a video game cabinet. CAES News
Winners for the 2020 Upcycle Challenge are Owen Aymett, grades 2-5, who made a calf roping dummy;  Nandini Patel, grades 6-8, who created throw pillows; and Liam Jay, grades 10-12, who created a video game cabinet.
Upcycle Challenge
Georgia 4-H students rose to the occasion during the 4-H Upcycle Challenge, which encouraged youth to reuse — or upcycle — materials that normally would have been discarded or recycled to create functional items.
Peyton Collins of Union County had the prize-winning pumpkin, weighing 548 pounds. CAES News
Peyton Collins of Union County had the prize-winning pumpkin, weighing 548 pounds.
Georgia 4-H pumpkin-growing contest
More than 25 pumpkins were submitted to Georgia 4-H's 2020 statewide pumpkin-growing contest, with the largest pumpkin, cultivated in north Georgia’s Union County, weighing in at a whopping 548 pounds.
Students participate in socially distant hands-on learning in 4-H environmental education classes. Pictured is a group at Burton 4-H Center in Tybee Island, Georgia. CAES News
Students participate in socially distant hands-on learning in 4-H environmental education classes. Pictured is a group at Burton 4-H Center in Tybee Island, Georgia.
4-H Environmental Education
The Georgia 4-H Environmental Education program is accommodating the needs of students around the state by offering both virtual and socially distant in-person visits at its six facilities in Georgia.
Nearly 600 4-H'ers from Georgia and surrounding states attended the Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference held virtually September 24-26. CAES News
Nearly 600 4-H'ers from Georgia and surrounding states attended the Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference held virtually September 24-26.
Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference
High school Georgia 4-H members participated in the Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) in late September with youth from surrounding Southern states. The annual event gives attending youth and adults opportunities to develop leadership skills and practice networking skills with 4-H’ers in other states.
With so many children struggling to reach their full potential, 4-H believes that young people, in partnership with adults, can play a key role in creating a more promising and equitable future for youth, families and communities across the country. CAES News
With so many children struggling to reach their full potential, 4-H believes that young people, in partnership with adults, can play a key role in creating a more promising and equitable future for youth, families and communities across the country.
National 4-H Week
Georgia 4-H empowers youth 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. 4-10, Georgians will celebrate all the exceptional things these 4-H’ers accomplish.
Murray County 4-H Tech Changemakers gather for a photo before an informational session in 2019. CAES News
Murray County 4-H Tech Changemakers gather for a photo before an informational session in 2019.
4-H Tech Changemakers
With increased electronic communication leaving many members of older generations behind, a partnership between the Microsoft Corporation and the National 4-H Council has mobilized an energized group of 4-H Technology Changemakers to help provide resources and training to level the playing field.
Georgia 4-H'ers participate in the State Forestry Field Day at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia. CAES News
Georgia 4-H'ers participate in the State Forestry Field Day at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia.
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 Graphic 1
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.
Georgia 4-H 2020 State Land Judging Contest CAES News
Georgia 4-H 2020 State Land Judging Contest
Georgia 4-H State Land Judging Contest
Soil health is a critical component of agriculture and the environment, and Georgia 4-H is committed to training the next generation to be good stewards of these natural resources.