4-H

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Brittany Johnson, Rockdale County Cooperative BrittanyExtension Coordinator and 4-H and Youth Development Agent

Brittany is a Rockdale County 4-H alumni. Brittany was an active member of Rockdale County 4-H from fifth grade until she graduated from Heritage High School in 2005. Brittany was a member of the State Poultry Judging Team, State Consumer Judging Team, participated in numerous service projects, served as a teen leader at many events, and was able to attend the state competition for Project Achievement every year in the Breads Project. While in college, Brittany was a member of the GC&SU Collegiate 4-H Club and was also able to serve as a Georgia 4-H Camp Counselor in the camping program for five summers, three of which were spent as leadership.

Brittany has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia College and State University and a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Leadership from UGA.

Brittany was a preschool teacher and 4-H Program Assistant before coming back to Rockdale County as the 4-H Agent in 2011. She was promoted to Rockdale County Extension Coordinator in 2014. She is really excited to be in Rockdale County where her love for Extension and 4-H started. If you want to learn more about the 4-H program call or send her an e-mail.

 

What is 4-H?:

The Georgia 4-H program is part of the educational outreach of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. 4-H is the largest youth organization in the world. The program teaches life skills such as public speaking, leadership, and community engagement. Although proud of its beginnings as corn and tomato clubs, 4-H has evolved over the years to teach about computers, recycling, photography, dog care, teamwork and many other topics relative to Rockdale County’s youth.


 

Who’s eligible?:
Any youth aged 5 through 19 may join 4-H.


 

Where do 4-H’ers meet?:

Rockdale County 4-H Night: 4-H Night is held once a month, usually a Tuesday or Thursday from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM at the Rockdale County Extension Office. Rockdale 4-H meets with grades Kindergarten through twelfth grade at 4-H and are divided up in the following groups.

Cloverbuds:  Kindergarten- 3rd grade

Cloverleafs: 4th -6th grade

Juniors: 7th-8th grade

Seniors: 9th-12th grade

Parent/Volunteer group

5th grade In-School Club Meetings: Certain Rockdale County Elementary schools meet once a month during the school day in their 5th grade classrooms.

Rockdale County 4-H Wranglers: 4-H Horse Club meets once a month at the Rockdale County Extension office or at the barn.

Contact the office for more specific times, dates, and locations of these monthly meetings. We hope to see you there!


 

How much does it cost?:

There are no dues to participate in 4-H in the school. However, special project clubs (horse club, etc.) and outside activities may have a small charge. There are no uniforms for 4-H’ers. 4-H’ers may pick and choose what they participate in. They are not expected to do it all!

Special Fund-Raisers:

Reflective House Number Signs
The Rockdale County 4-H office sells reflective house/mailbox number signs. Signs may be ordered at the 4-H office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Signs are pre-paid with order and ready for pick-up in 3-5 days. (No phone orders please.)
Sign measurements are 12″ x 6″.
Sign with post: $16.00
Sign without post: $13.00


Who teaches 4-H?:

  • Interested in volunteering with 4-H? Contact the Extension Office for details.
 

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