By Kevin Tatum
HOG SHOW TAGGING DAYS
4-H and FFA members as well as pre-club students interested in showing a hog in the 2018 County Market Hog Show in February need to bring their pigs to Coffee High School by the Animal Science Building on Monday, Nov. 27, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. There will not be a vet for drawing blood work, so exhibitors will be responsible for getting this done on their own. This is the last tagging day, so don't miss it.
For more information, please contact your 4-H Agent or FFA Advisor.
4-H ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY WORKDAY
4-H members are reminded of the next 4-H Adopt-A-Highway on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 4 p.m. 4-H'ers should meet at the 4-H office for this activity. We are usually finished by 5 p.m., so parents who don't stay and help should be back at 5 p.m. to pick up their children.
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Please take note that the UGA Extension office in Coffee County will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Friday, Nov. 24. We will reopen with normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, on Monday, Nov. 27. With the UGA labs closing during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, make sure to check with our office before bringing in samples such as water, soil or tissue.
The Georgia 4-H Board of Directors are planning a fun-filled weekend for Fall Forum, "4-H FAMEily, Where You Are the Star!" The weekend includes a mix of workshops and educational sessions along with opportunities for community service and exhibits. Registration for Fall Forum is open to any current 9th-12th grade 4-H members in the 2017-2018 school term. This event provides many opportunities for project work, competition, networking, and training for youth and adults.
Early bird registration fee of $70 is due by Monday, Nov. 13. Regular registration is $75 and is due by Monday, November 27th. The registration fee covers Saturday lunch, dinner, and lodging, as well as Sunday breakfast. Pizzas can be ordered Saturday morning or at lunch and are $12 each.
There will be a Fall Forum 4K race on Sunday morning. The registration fee for the race is $12 and includes a Clover Glove race t-shirt.
4-H members can apply to teach a workshop at Fall Forum. The application form is on the Fall Forum website at http://www.georgia4h.org/fallforum/. Application deadline is Friday, Nov. 17. Students may also apply to enter an exhibit in the Exhibit Fair. This would be a great way to add to your DPA Portfolio's Helping and Sharing section.
One of the training opportunities is the Georgia 4-H Certified Teen Leader Training. If you are a senior 4-H member who has never taken the training, this is a great opportunity for you.
You are also asked to contribute canned foods to the "4‑H Cans Hunger" service project. Be sure to turn in your canned foods to the 4-H office before December 1st.
Please feel free to contact the 4-H office if you have additional questions about Fall Forum.
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.
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