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Georgia 4-H member Tandria Burke of Dougherty County was among the 4-H'ers who earned the title of Master 4-H'er during Georgia 4-H State Congress held July 23-26 in Atlanta. Burke competed in the Companion and Specialty Animals category. She is shown (left) with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H Agent for Dougherty County Jazmin Thomas. CAES News
Master 4-H'ers
After a year of hard work and dedication, 50 Georgia 4-H youths earned the coveted title of Master 4-H’er at Georgia 4-H State Congress held July 23-26, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia in Atlanta, Georgia.
Georgia 4-H'ers take a break on the steps of the Swan House during 4-H Day at the Atlanta History Center. CAES News
Atlanta History Center
It can sometimes seem like there are two Georgias — the one that revolves around metro Atlanta and the one that has more pine trees or peanut fields than people. But no matter how different the state’s urban and rural areas might seem, we all share history, and we have more in common than you might think.
Georgia students at the annual banquet honoring 4-H'ers. CAES News
Georgia 4-H State Congress
For 76 years, high school-aged Georgia 4-H’ers from across the state have gathered in the state capitol for state competition and recognition events. This year, the Georgia 4-H State Congress will be held July 23-26, at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia in Atlanta, Georgia.
Echols County 4-H'er Brent Mashburn works on his team's ROV during Georgia 4-H's HughesNet Tech Takeover Day in June. Two of his team-mates, Brooks County 4-H'ers Chris Spires and Jack Perry, wait to try out the robots modifications. CAES News
College Pound
College acceptance is not typically at the top of a middle school student’s to-do list, but preparation for higher education should begin somewhere between after-school practice and math homework at this age.
University of Georgia Extension experts say that you should wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm soap and water to effectively clean them. Hand sanitizer is not a replacement for hand-washing. Sanitizer can be used in the event that soap and water are not available, but soap and water are always the best choice for hand-washing. CAES News
Handwashing Tips
Back to school for Georgia students means reuniting with friends, reminiscing about summer and, unfortunately, sharing germs that could lead to various illnesses.
Murray County 4-H’er Charlsey Richards instructs her grandmother and Tech Changemakers student Betty Sue Grooms. CAES News
STEAM
In rural Georgia counties, STEAM programs are having an impact on kids, teenagers and adults. STEAM is designed to integrate science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics subjects into various education disciplines. The goal is to teach students how to think critically and use engineering or technology in creative approaches to real-world problems while building on students' mathematics and science base.
4-H student Jacob Moore enjoys getting cooled off from the irrigation pivot during the 4-H2O camp at Stripling research park on June 12, 2019. CAES News
4-H2O Camp
More than 200 Georgia 4-H members from 14 counties in south Georgia learned about the importance of water and why they need to treasure the natural resource during the annual 4-H2O camp, which was held June 11 to 13.
A group of Georgia 4-H members is using a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and National 4-H Council to teach their fellow 4-H'ers to make healthier snack and beverage choices. The students are showing handing out water bottles at the Georgia 4-H Senior Conference in April. CAES News
Healthier Choices
Six Georgia 4-H’ers have been awarded a $500 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation via the National 4-H Council to encourage their fellow 4-H members to eat and drink healthier.
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
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.