More than 25 Georgia 4-H youth participated in the 2021 State Land Judging contest at the University of Georgia’s C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park in Camila, Georgia. Four counties from across the state brought teams to compete.
After COVID restrictions forced the cancellation of the annual event last year, 69 Georgia 4-H youth joined 4-H’ers from nine southern states to compete at the five-day Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championship event held in Perry, Georgia.
After being postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are set to move forward at full speed starting Friday, July 23, when people from all over the world will tune in to watch the best of the best compete for gold in Japan.
Shooting sports in Georgia 4-H are popular, with shotgun, air rifle and archery attracting many participants, but a less well-known shooting sport in Georgia 4-H has produced two athletes who will represent the U.S. at the International Shooting Sports Junior World Championships later this year.
The Georgia 4-H Dean’s Awards competition provided 26 Georgia 4-H youth the opportunity to showcase their talent, hard work, and commitment to their communities. The Dean’s Award is one of the highest honors Georgia 4-H members can earn. Competitors submit a cumulative portfolio that reflects their entire 4-H career, and high-scoring submissions are invited to participate in a separately judged interview session.
Georgia State 4-H champion teams in sporter air rifle, 22 rifle, compound archery, recurve archery and shotgun represented Georgia 4-H Project SAFE at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 21 to 25, with the Morgan County 4-H Recurve Archery Team placing first in all three disciplines for the category.
Georgia 4-H was proud to offer the 2021 State Horse Educational Competition to 111 youth in a virtual format this year. This competition was previously linked with the Georgia 4-H State Horse Show hosted at the the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia.