Kevin Tatum, County Extension Coordinator
The Coffee County 4-H Horse Club is getting prepared to hold their first meeting for the school year on Tuesday, October 13. The meeting will be held in the Family Ministry Center at the Douglas First Baptist Church beginning at 7 PM. Due to COVID-19 spacing requirements, we ask that only one parent attend the meeting with the 4‑H member (no siblings please).
The 4-H Horse Club is primarily for 4-H members who plan to participate in the State 4-H Horse Show. The State 4-H Horse Show will be held in Perry on June 8-12. Registration for the state show requires an Intent to Show Form by March 5 and then the Class Registration Form and fees will be due by May 7.
Please contact the 4-H office if you would like additional information.
Target Sports Sign-up
4-H members are reminded that Friday, October 23, is the deadline to sign up for the 4-H BB or Archery teams. At this time, we are not collecting the team fee, but we will inform you of this deadline soon. Team fees usually run around $120 for both of these teams.
The archery team usually competes in the State 4-H Indoor Archery Match in Perry during mid-January. They will also compete in the State 4-H Outdoor Match at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in late April or early May.
The BB Team usually competes in the Area 4-H BB Match in March or April and if they qualify will advance to the State 4-H BB Match at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in late April or early May. The BB Team meeting will be held on Monday, October 26, at 7 PM, in the Family Ministry Center of First Baptist Church. Only one parent should attend the meeting with the 4-H member.
Both teams may also compete in various other competitions throughout the winter and spring.
State Goat and Lamb Show
The State 4-H/FFA Market Goat and Lamb Shows will be held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds on October 8-11. Market goat showmanship classes will be held on Friday, October 9, with the wether show immediately following. Does will be shown on Saturday, October 10. Lamb showmanship will be held on Saturday, October 10, and the Market Lamb Show will be held on Sunday, October 11. If you are in Perry for any reason, please stop by the livestock arena and support the members participating.
4-H participants include: Hayden Gay, Hollyn Gay, Kyleigh Gay, McKenzie Gay, Maggie McIver, Makenzie McIver, Nora Taylor White, and Blakely Williams.
Project Achievement (DPA)
4-H members are reminded to sign up for their DPA project as soon as possible so they can start working on their presentations. DPA will be held in Lyons, Georgia, on Saturday, November 14. Members can also present their demonstrations during their monthly 4-H Club meetings for extra credit. Due to COVID-19, Coffee County will only be allowed to take 40 participants to this contest. We also have new methods for working on projects, so please make sure you get the current requirements when signing up for your project.
Projects available range from Bicycle to Wildlife. There are 62 different categories. PARENTS can help their child select a project that interests them. Check out the categories by going to: coffee4h.org, Web Links, Project Achievement Websites, and Cloverleaf Project List.
The sign-up deadline for Cloverleaf Project Achievement is Friday, October 16. Call or come by the 4‑H office soon to sign up for a project. Projects are assigned on a first-come basis. 4-H staff members will be happy to help you get started and answer any questions you may have as you work on your presentation. For more information, call 384-1402.
If you would like to learn how you can become more involved with the Coffee County 4-H program, please contact the Coffee County Extension office at (912) 384-1402 or visit our website at http://coffee4h.org.