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4-H Staff Directory

Cheryl Varnadoe
State 4-H Faculty

Hoke Smith Annex-UGA
Athens, GA 30602

Phone:(706) 542-4H4H
Fax: 706-542-4373

Cotton Boll & Consumer Jamboree
Evaluation, Comparison and Judging: Cotton Boll & Consumer Jamboree
Financial Literacy
Performing Arts
Summer County Programs
Work Force Preparation

Cheryl Varnadoe has been a 4-H professional for over 26 years. Cheryl was an active Seminole County 4-H’er for 9 years.  She is a Master 4-H’er and was a District winner in Fashion Revue, Poultry Judging, Land Judging, Cotton Boll, Business Exploration, and Leadership. 

She served as a 4-H summer camp counselor for five summers at both Rock Eagle and Burton 4-H Centers, serving as Captain at Burton in 1982. She was also involved in Collegiate 4-H at both ABAC and UGA.

Cheryl’s degrees include the Associate in Home Economics Education Degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and the Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education – Extension from the University of Georgia. She also holds her Masters of Education Degree from the University of Georgia.

She began her professional career in 1984 and served as the 4-H Youth Agent in Columbus/ Muscogee County for 10 years. During that time, she had over thirty
4-H’ers achieve Master 4-H status including three National 4-H winners and a Presidential Tray winner.

Since 1994, she has been a member of the State 4-H Faculty. She first served as the 4-H Program Development Specialist for Northwest District 4-H and North Region
4-H events coordinator. Since 1999, she has served as the 4-H Specialist for Marketing, Communications and Family and Consumer Science.  Cheryl is a Senior Public Service Associate.

Cheryl’s responsibilities include Clovers & Co. (she loves singing / performing and has performed all her life), the Youth Technology Leadership Team, Health Rocks, Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree, all other Family and Consumer Science related projects, marketing 4-H, internet and Social networking safety, cyberbullying prevention, cybercitizenship, emerging technology for 4-H use and numerous other projects, activities and competitions. She served as one of the authors of the National 4-H publication on Bullying prevention which is now offered for sale by National 4-H Council and represented National 4-H at the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Conference recently.

Cheryl is actively involved in GAE4-HA and NAE4-HA.  She is a past President of GAE4-HA and has previously served on the NAE4-HA Board as National Policy and Resolutions Chair as well as the chair of the NAE4-HA Public Relations and Information Committee. She also chaired the Marketing Committee for the NAE4-HA 2007 Conference held in Atlanta attended by 1400 4-H professionals from across the nation.

When asked about 4-H, Cheryl always replies, “My blood truly does run green!”  Cheryl also considers those whom she met in 4-H her best friends today. 



The University of Georgia and Ft. Valley State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and counties of the state cooperating. The Cooperative Extension Service offers educational programs, assistance and materials to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. An equal opportunity/affirmative action organization committed to a diverse work force.