Over the past two decades, Fayette County lost about 40% of its farmland. Many residents have lost their connection to agriculture and have little understanding about where their food comes from.
Posted on 09/17/19 by Cristina Luisa deRevere
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.
Twenty-four Georgia 4-H teenagers spent their summer in a unique agriculture-focused student exchange program without leaving the state. Funded by the Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Foundation, One Georgia 4-H is an urban-rural 4-H exchange program designed to showcase the importance of agriculture in rural and urban Georgia.
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.
A generation ago, students looked forward to recess; a break in the school day when they could spend time with their friends climbing on the monkey bars, swinging or just burning some energy. But recess isn’t a guaranteed part of the school day anymore, and parents must make a concerted effort to add physical activity into their child’s day, says Diane Bales, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension human development specialist.
Almost any teacher in America can look at her class and know which kids went to bed too late the night before. Sometimes the students are grumpy. Sometimes they’re drowsy. Sometimes they’re just not as attentive as they usually are. The symptoms are varied, but they’re all caused by a lack of sleep.
When summer draws to an end, parents often start getting their students ready to return to school. While a new backpack and a collection of notebooks and pens might top their to-do list, students also need to prepare emotionally, said Diane Bales, an associate professor of human development and family science at the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.