Kevin Tatum, County Extension Coordinator
Coffee County Extension is accepting applications for a full-time AmeriCorps State member. AmeriCorps is a federally funded national service program modeled after the Peace Corps. For more information: www.nationalservice.gov. This is a temporary, national service position, not a traditional employment position. A one-year commitment is required.
AmeriCorps State members provide positive 4-H youth development programming under the direction of the County Extension Agent. This is a direct service position that requires transport of youth and some night and weekend hours. Members also assist with program planning, development, and volunteer management. Other activities include required trainings, monthly reports, administration of surveys, and data entry.
This position is available September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021. This is a full-time AmeriCorps member position. The member is required to log 1,700 hours of service (35-40 hours/week) by August 31, 2021 to successfully complete the term of service.
AmeriCorps members receive a variety of benefits: monthly living allowance ($1,250), free health insurance, education award ($6,195). To qualify for the education award, the member must complete the hour requirement. Other benefits are available based on eligibility (childcare assistance, loan forbearance).
A high school diploma or equivalent and valid driver's license required. Experience providing youth development programming and a general knowledge of 4-H is preferred.
To apply: http://ugajobsearch.com. Use keyword AmeriCorps to find open positions.
Target Sports Coaches’ Training
4-H target sports programs are totally dependent on volunteers to organize and run them. It takes a special kind of person to want to work with teaching students how to properly handle firearms and compete in a safe manner. If you know of an adult who would be great at this and would like to help with one of our 4-H programs, please have them contact the 4‑H office at 384-1402. A Certified Coaches Training will be held at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia, on October 16-17 and we need to get them enrolled as soon as possible. These volunteers must complete the UGA Volunteer Leader application and agreement and successfully pass a background check before being eligible to attend the training, so don't delay.
4-H, FFA Members Participate in Shows
On Saturday, August 15, Coffee County 4-H and FFA members participated in the annual "Bring on the Heat" Market Goat and Lamb Show. The show was held in the Billy Walker Livestock Facility at Coffee Middle School. There were approximately 100 students who shown their goats and/or lambs.
Coffee participants included: Dyllan Adams, Heidi Chancey, Hayden Gay, Hollyn Gay, Kyleigh Gay, Makenzie Gay, Jake Harrell, Emma Hutto, Mack Lott, Maggie McIver, Makenzie McIver, Landon Stewart, Nora Taylor White, Reid White, Blakely Williams, and Pate Williams. Many received awards and all did a great job exhibiting their animals.
A special thank you goes out to the sponsors of the belt buckles who were: Beach Timber, Blue Ribbon Show Supply, Gays Plumbing (3 buckles), Jay Chancey Properties, Coffee County Farm Bureau (2 buckles), Coffee County FFA Alumni, and S & S Premix. Also the top five winner's banners were donated by Ag. South Farm Credit and Surcheros.
We also want to give a very special thank you to the Coffee County FFA Alumni for running the concession stand. Their food was delicious and at very reasonable prices.