Kevin Tatum, County Extension Coordinator
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.
Senior 4-H members are asked to connect with us for this year's Virtual Fall Forum, "Georgia 4-H: We Stick Together!" The Georgia 4-H State Board of Directors are planning an interactive time together via Zoom for Senior 4-H'ers on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from 4:00 – 9:00 PM (scheduled break from 6:00 – 7:00 PM for dinner). Highlights of the evening will include games, a 'speed meet-and-greet', a dance, and more! It will be a fun evening for Senior 4-H'ers to connect with other youth from across the state. Zoom details will be sent at a later time to participating counties.
In addition to the live virtual event, 4-H'ers will have the opportunity to submit workshop presentations, poster/exhibits, and community service opportunities for other delegates to view on the Georgia 4-H webpage at georgia4h.org/FallForum. These sharing opportunities are asynchronous viewing experiences that other 4‑H youth may access any time on our public website beginning on December 12. These submissions must be received online by Wednesday, December 9, at 5:00 PM. Submissions are limited to 1 workshop, 1 poster/exhibit, and 1 community service for each individual. This is a great opportunity for students to get more portfolio material in your project area before the end of the year!
Georgia 4-H will continue the tradition of the "Georgia 4-H Cans Hunger" statewide service project for this year's event. Our club is encouraged to collect canned goods and non-perishable items to benefit our local food bank.
Pre-registration for the virtual event is required by Friday, December 4. We cannot add anyone late to this event, so be sure to get registered before the deadline. There is not a cost associated with this virtual event.
As a reminder, virtual program agreement and waiver/consent forms are required for all participants. Senior 4-H members are encouraged to share the news with other high school students and save the date!
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.