This position is based in Dougherty County and is responsible for paraprofessional work with County Extension Agents in a Food and Nutrition Education program for limited-resource clients (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)). The employee must exhibit qualities of independent judg...
Today, we toured a farm and learned about Ag Sciences!
In the latest learning session, Mrs. Keundra and Ms. Rachel explain how to save money, plan its use, and offer a fun DIY piggy bank craft 🐷 you can do at home. https://youtu.be/BW--CfOeWJc
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This #VeteransDay, and every day, we are grateful for the heroism and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. We honor the sacrifices our military families make to support their service members. Through the 4-H Military Partnership, local 4-H programs are supporting military-connected youth and families with nurturing, predictable and safe environments to learn by doing while fostering a sense of community and belonging. Thank you to all military veterans.
We are cancelling our workshop and we will have a 4-H Fall Fun Day & Picnic! Lunch will be catered by Sonny’s. If you plan to attend, please click on the link below to RSVP and tell us what you want to eat! There is no cost to attend.
Also, Portfolios will not be due until February for 7th-12th graders. If you need help, let us know.
Here's an interesting botanical experiment to help better understand a plant's determination to strive and survive. 🍀
Using just a cardboard box and a sprouting potato, this activity will show kids the obstacles plants overcome to find light. Learn how to build a potato maze, and find more activities on #4HatHome: https://bit.ly/35zx6P3 #Opportuniyt4All
Looking for some new recipe ideas? Join celebrity chef & #4HHealthyHabits Ambassador, Chef Carla Hall and #4HYouthinAction winner Janya Green for a discussion on food equity while learning how to make delicious corn biscuits with chicken pot pie filling! #Opportunity4All 🍀
How do we classify different animals in the animal kingdom? In this lesson, Ms. Rachel and Ms. Keundra explain differences in animal classification and give examples. Do you know what species are native to the state of Georgia? Get ready to find out! There's even some trivia to test your knowledge! Enjoy! 🐾
How do we classify different animals in the animal kingdom? In this lesson, Ms. Rachel and Ms. Keundra explain differences in animal classification and give ...
Everyone be sure to drop off your decorated pumpkins this week! Voting will be done on Facebook. You can drop off your pumpkin here at our office, or at your participating club's location here in Dougherty County. Good luck to all! 🎃
We hope you will participate! Drop off your pumpkin Oct 19th-23rd to enter. Gift cards will be awarded to the top three pumpkins in each section! 🎃
That's right! PRIZES for the TOP THREE COSTUMES tomorrow! 🥇🥈🥉 We'll help you with your portfolio and have some fun competition. See everyone then!
It's Portfolio Workshop Day today! 🍀 Drop in to see us for portfolio help or call us for the link to a virtual session. We'll make sure your portfolio's top notch! 😁
🥗 October 15, 2020 at 4:00pm eastern – Join Dr. Manpreet Singh with UGA Poultry Science Department to learn all about bacteria, food safety, and the importance of washing your hands!
o Register at: https://tinyurl.com/scizoomfoodsafety
Bibb County GA Cooperative Extension
How 'Bout Those Masks? Are you washing your mask frequently enough? Do you have extras on hand in case you forget it? Take a look below to view a few tips on caring for everyone's newest accessory- Masks! #WashYourMask!!!!!!! #HalthyGeorgia
Register at bit.ly/3jKY2Ro! 🍛
Congratulations to our State Food Challenge participants! Awesome job, team! 🍛🥗
The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished, through hands-on learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.
Exploring and discovering, encouraging and challenging--that's what Georgia 4-H is all about. 4-H'ers are known for sharing their research-based knowledge and technology to people where they live and work. 4-H combines federal, state, and local expertise and resources.
Here's your friendly reminder to pick up 4-H awards at our office! Please call us to say you're here for pickup, and we will bring them out to you at your vehicle. We're right across from Pretoria Fields and next to the Flint Riverquarium! See you soon!
125 Pine Ave Suite #100
Dougherty County 4-H Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020
A MESSAGE FROM THE 4-H STAFF:
We wish we could all be together, face to face and enjoying our traditional awards ceremony. COVID-19 met us with great, unforeseen challenges. While having a virtual 4-H awards ceremony was not our first choice, we know that the safety of our 4-H members, volunteers, families, and our staff is most important. We hope you are able to enjoy our virtual presentation in the comfort of your own home, surround by loved ones.
We hope you will continue to be a part of the Dougherty County 4-H family next year.
Access the ceremony here, at 7PM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6kGn_2THPc
4-H Junior Summer Camp: Camp Fortson
Georgia 4-H summer camps provide an outdoor summer program unparalleled in the nation. Up to 1,200 campers will join us this summer at Fortson, one of five separate 4-H camps in Georgia, for a week of experiences that will be remembered for years to come. We look forward to a week full of adventure, friendship and fun. Enthusiastic and well-trained camp counselors, Cooperative Extension employees, and certified volunteers work together to provide campers with unforgettable memories to last a lifetime!
Summer Camp at Rock Eagle
4th, 5th and 6th graders can join us for camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center!
Over the years, as the challenges facing America's youth have changed, so have the programs offered by 4-H.
4-H began as a club for rural children and was deeply rooted in the agricultural and homemaking activities. Today's 4-H programs are much more than farming and sewing. Georgia 4-H'ers can learn how to create and maintain web sites, speak effectively, lead volunteer efforts, and make smart consumer choices.
4-H youth have opportunities to demonstrate skills on projects they have selected. Yearly work is compiled in a portfolio that teaches skills for an impressive résumé for youth when completing high school. The youth also gather information on their project and present a demonstration each year. As 9th through 12th graders, they have the opportunity to win scholarships and go on to state and national competitions. The Georgia 4-H program teaches leadership, public speaking and teamwork skills and gives youth the chance to make new friends all over the state.
Dougherty 4-H provides all of these opportunities for youth and much more. We are involved in community service projects, camps for active youth in 5th through 12th grade, project workdays, and much, much more.
Come and join us as we take learning to a whole new level! You'll be glad to be a Dougherty 4-H'er. Contact us for more information.
Cloverleaf (5th & 6th grade)
Junior (7th & 8th grade)
Senior (9th - 12th grade)
Teen Leaders are any Junior or Senior 4-Hers that would like to participate in more activities than just the competitions.
4-H activities and programs are designed with kids in mind. It's a place for young people to interact with sharing adults. 4-H is made up of groups of enthusiastic and motivated kids in an environment which builds pleasant memories. It is an assembly of teenagers extending peer support rather than peer pressure in a forum to experience hands-on learning to produce a well-rounded person.
Conferences and Retreats
Several conferences are held throughout the year that focus on current trends and situations that young people face. A state-wide Junior Conference is held in October/November for seventh and eighth grade 4-H'ers; Fall Forum (December), Senior Leadership Conference (April), and State 4-H Council (July) are held for ninth - 12th grade 4-H'ers. At the national level, National 4-H Conference Citizenship Washington Focus and Youth Issue Conferences are also held for Senior 4-H'ers. Selection for these conferences is based upon an application process. Area retreats, combined with counties surrounding Gwinnett, focus on youth leadership, financial awareness, and youth survival skills.
Project Achievement (DPA)
4-H Project Achievement is a cornerstone in the Georgia 4-H program. From the first Boys Corn Club sharing their crop to today's presentation and portfolios on hundreds of projects, Project Achievement serves to showcase 4-H'ers work and success. 4-H'ers participating in Project Achievement investigate a topic and prepare a demonstration or “illustrated talk” with posters and props. This also includes fine arts performances and step-by-step food product preparation. These demonstrations are given at a competitive event which includes 4-H'ers from surrounding counties. See our 4-H Agent of Program Assistant to choose a subject and start planning your DPA presentation!
4-H Project Community Service
Active Dougherty County 4-H'ers conduct community service projects throughout the year. These activities can include projects such as: community clean-ups, adopt-a-highway, canned food for needy families, landscape projects, gardening and assisting with community improvements. These projects vary from year to year depending on local community needs.
Cotton Boll/Consumer Jamboree
By participating in this district event, 4-H'ers learn to evaluate consumer goods, services, and clothing in order to make knowledgeable and rational decisions when purchasing these items. The district winning senior teams advance to the state competition. Training classes are held in October and November of each year with the district contest in November.
Members have the opportunity to participate in academic competitions such as Horse Quiz Bowl or Horse Judging. Members range from horseless enthusiasts to competitive horse show riders. All interest levels are welcome.
The 4-H Poultry Judging Contest gives 4-H'ers the opportunity to learn about poultry (grades and production) and eggs (quality and grades). Participants judge live birds, ready-to-cook birds, broken out eggs, and eggs in the shell. Training classes are held during the spring with the district contest in April. Senior teams placing at the district contest advance to state competition.
Dougherty County 4-Hers participate in many local, district, state, and national activities, too: