Thanks Ricky for the shout out for 4-H programs and our Extension colleagues. this link is to all the UGA Extension County Offices.


Kay Kelsey, Department Head
Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication
University of Georgia
142A Four Towers, 405 College Station Road, Athens GA 30602
Office: 706-542-0649 email: [log in to unmask]

Promoting Food, Environmental, and Social Sustainability

On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 8:59 AM, Ricky Wheeler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

As you work with your students and their livestock projects, remember that you come in contact with with 4-H'ers.  They may be siblings or cousins of your students or people in the community that are interested in livestock.  I know that each of you are more than willing to help each of these kids and help give them the best experience possible in their project and do a great job in  working with them.

As you work with these kids, we also need to work with the Extension Personnel in charge of 4-H.  This may be an Ag. Agent, 4-H Agent, Program Assistant, or Secretary who may or may not be able to take a direct roll in the child's project.  Make sure they are the one who signs off on the entry forms for the 4-H'er and are aware of the 4-H'er's activities.  The most important part of this is that we are working towards the best interest of the child, and you all do a great job of that.  Keep up the good work and meeting the challenges of each day with a smile. 

First Year Teachers/New Teachers:  If you need any assistance or have any questions, please call your Area Animal Science Teacher.

Upcoming Entry Deadlines:
October 1:  Steers and Heifers Entry Deadline
November 1:  Market Goat and Market Lamb Record books Due
November 8:  Last Day to ship Dairy Tags
November 15:  Commercial Dairy Heifer Entry Deadline
November 28:  Last Day to ship Market Hog Tags
December 3:  Last Day to ship Breeding Ewe Tags
December 5:  Market Hog Entry Deadline
December 10:  Breeding Ewe Entry Deadline
February 12:  Junior National Banquet Ticket Reservation Deadline
February 21:  Record books Due:  Market Hog, Heifer, Steer, Commercial Dairy


Ricky Wheeler
Area Animal Science Teacher
Central Region - Agricultural Education
101 North Main Street
Room 318
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401
478/595-5351 (c)