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Georgia 4-H Zoom into Science August CAES News
Zoom into Science
The Georgia 4-H Science and Environmental Education Program will be offering new “Zoom into Science” sessions for the fall. This collection of virtual learning lessons allows youth from across the country to connect with scientists, researchers and engineers through an online communication platform, Zoom.
Georgia 4-H State Congress Medal CAES News
4-H State Achievement Series
Georgia 4-H hosted a virtual series to announce and honor youth winners in replacement of its annual State 4-H Congress, normally a weeklong competition and celebration in Atlanta. The online series allowed Georgia 4-H to announce all the winners live, similar to the in-person festivities which have been held annually since 1942.
According to a recent survey, 81% of teens say mental health is a significant issue for young people in the U.S. (Georgia 4-H members during Fall Forum at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, December, 2019) CAES News
Youth mental health
Whether going back to school means in-person or distance learning for the young people in your life, it’s a good time to remember to prioritize mental health. COVID-19 has impacted the lives of young people in many ways, and mental health is no exception.
2020-21 Georgia 4-H State Board of Directors CAES News
Georgia 4-H Board of Directors
Usually, Georgia 4-H fills summer programming with residential camps and statewide events. Due to event restrictions this year, key elements of State 4-H Council normally held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in June were conducted online to maintain statewide youth engagement.
Spending time outdoors, including activities such as UGA Extension's Great Georgia Pollinator Census to be held Aug. 21-22, offers numerous physical and mental health benefits such as reduced stress, greater cognitive functioning and increased physical activity. CAES News
Natural Benefits
With formalized school programs gearing up in the next few months, many parents and guardians may struggle with helping their children and teenagers disengage from technology and spend time outdoors.
Georgia 4-H and FFA youth compete in the Junior Beef Futurity Competition. CAES News
Georgia Beef Futurity Winners
Georgia 4-H and FFA members exhibited 310 entries at the Georgia Junior Beef Futurity show that was held July 9-11 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia.
A dairy cow on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Georgia 4-H Dairy Competition
Twenty-one youth participated in the 2020 Georgia 4-H State Dairy Judging Contest on July 14. Sponsored by the Ina Hopkins-John W. Cook Memorial Fund, the Carole Williams-Georgia Dairy Youth Foundation and the Pam Krueger-Milk Check Off, the competition was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgia 4-H youth participated in the 2021 state horse competition. Youth participating in quiz bowl learn about horse health and other equine-related topics. CAES News
Georgia 4-H Horse Competition
Georgia 4-H organized the 2020 state horse educational competition for 55 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, which was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgia 4-H Poultry Judging CAES News
Georgia 4-H Poultry Judging Contest
Eighty youth participated in the online 2020 Georgia 4-H state poultry judging contest hosted on July 6 in collaboration with the University of Georgia Poultry Science Department.
Beef cattle (file photo) CAES News
Virtual Livestock Judging Contest
More than 40 youth participated in the Georgia 4-H state livestock judging contest held virtually on June 20, 2020. This evaluation competition, sponsored by Mrs. Wilma Minix and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, is a major event for the Georgia 4-H Livestock Program.