Kevin Tatum, County Extension Coordinator
This past weekend, 23 Coffee County 5th and 6th grade 4-H members traveled to Lyons, Georgia, to compete in Cloverleaf District Project Achievement, or DPA as we like to call it. Our staff is very proud of these Cloverleaf 4-H members who prepared speeches and posters and presented their demonstrations at the contest. In this competition, a student selects a project area, narrows down the subject area, researches it, organizes their information, and writes a speech. Once their speech is written, they have to prepare visuals to go with their speech. They have a six minute time limit for demonstrations and four minutes for performing arts projects.
Fourth and fifth graders competed separately from sixth graders. First through third place awards were presented in each project for each competition (4th-5th and 6th). Coffee County was well represented at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement contest on November 14 in Lyons. Students from six of the twelve schools in Coffee County had either 5th or 6th graders compete in the contest. Eight fifth graders and fifteen sixth graders competed this year.
Participants (including their project and placing) were:
CMS: Nora Bagwell, Arts, 1st; Jaylin Chaney, Outdoor Survival Skills, 1st; Caden Lytle, Wildlife, 1st; Jadyn Martinez, Health, 1st; Kaylyn McKinnon, Crafts, 2nd; Izzy Texada, Environmental Science, 2nd; Quamorriah Tims, Crafts, 1st; Yadira Tinajero, Target Sports, 1st; Miley Vaughan, Performing Arts - Vocal, 1st; Braylen Walker, Environmental Science, 1st; and Layla Walker, Entomology, 1st. Indian Creek: Noah Booth, Performing Arts - Vocal, 1st. Satilla: Madelyn Bush, Dog Care & Training, 1st; and Rance (Bubba) Vaughan, Wildlife, 1st. West Green: Chuck Hayes, Agricultural Awareness, 1st. Westside: Layden Bell, Fresh Water Fish & Shellfish, 1st; Reece Robinson, Arts, 2nd; and Shubh Sadarangani, Health, 1st.
The 4-H staff would like to thank these students for all their hard work. We would also like to thank teen leaders Ashton Ates, Jeremiah Brantley, Muskan Minhas, Ishika Sadarangani, Justin Strickland, and Sariah Wells as well as volunteer leader Erin Aycock for their assistance with putting on the contest. Your assistance was greatly appreciated.
HOG SHOW TAGGING DAYS
4-H and FFA members as well as pre-club students interested in showing a hog in the 2020 County Market Hog Show in February need to bring their pigs to Coffee Middle School by the Animal Science Building on Tuesday, December 1, between the hours of 4 PM and 5:30 PM to be tagged. All pigs in line by 5:30 PM will be tagged. There will not be a veterinarian available for drawing blood work on either date this year. Exhibitors will be responsible for getting this done on their own.
For more information, please contact your 4-H Agent or FFA Advisor.
We need your help! Coffee County 4-H is offering Hog-N-Bones Boston butt tickets to sell to the public. The tickets sell for $25, a savings of $5 ($7.40 with tax) for these Boston butts. For 4-H members who are planning to participate in a 4-H competition or attend summer camp this school year, the profit of $4 per ticket from these ticket sales can be used to pay for your team registration fee or camp fee. Tickets are available now and a parent can come to the 4-H office to pick up tickets. The tickets can be used until January 1, 2021, to pick up the Boston butt at the Douglas Hog-N-Bones restaurant anytime during their normal business hours, but you do need to call ahead to reserve your Boston butt. Remember, this fund raiser is raising money to benefit YOU 4-H’ers! Take advantage of this great opportunity to earn camp or team fee credit.
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Please take note that the UGA Extension office in Coffee County will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 26, through Friday, November 27. We will reopen with normal business hours of 8 AM to 12 PM, and 1 PM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, on Monday, November 30. 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.
Last year’s DPA, livestock show, archery team, and community service project participants need to come by the 4-H office to pick up your awards. These awards are for your participation in last year’s events. The online awards program and Annual 4-H Slide Show can be found on the Coffee County 4-H YouTube Channel. Check it out today.
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.