February 7, 2019

 

Each year, 4-H Day at the Capitol is held during a session of the General Assembly so that 4-H’ers can schedule visits with their legislators, serve as House and Senate pages, see top 4-H’ers honored, and hear our State 4-H President address the state legislature. 4-H Day at the Capitol also features a luncheon, hosted by the Georgia 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees, that offers 4-H youth the opportunity to eat with and meet legislators from around the state.

 

Check with your local County Extension Office for more information.

 

Important Things to Remember

  • This event is designed for mature middle school and high school aged 4-H’ers. It is important that everyone in attendance understands the need to represent Georgia 4-H well.
  • The schedule for events at the Capitol, including our 4-H President’s legislative address and recognition of honorees by the House and Senate, is subject to change. We will do our best to nail down the final schedule for the day as far in advance as possible.
  • There is no limit to the number of people from each county who can attend 4-H Day at the Capitol.  However, we do ask counties to register for 4-H Day at the Capitol so that we can:
    • Purchase insurance for the event
    • Have a record of 4-H’ers who are attending and those that will be paging
    • Have a list of counties and 4-H’ers who are traveling that day

2018 Press Release

Atlanta, GA – On Thursday, February 1, 2018, more than 400 4-H youth, leaders, and volunteers traveled to Atlanta for 4‑H Day at the Capitol. 4-H’ers visited the Georgia State Capitol to meet with their representatives and senators, tour the capitol building, and witness the legislative process. Some 4-H’ers even had the opportunity to serve as pages either in the Georgia House of Representatives or Senate.

State 4-H President Mason McClintock of Bacon County addressed both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly, thanking them for their continued support of 4-H and pledging Georgia 4-H’s commitment to work to improve Georgia’s communities. Moreover, Georgia 4-H appreciates our hosts for the day: Senator Ellis Black (R-8), Representative Rick Jasperse (R-11).

Following the Capitol tour and visit, 4-H’ers enjoyed a luncheon sponsored by the Georgia 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees. The Honorable Governor Nathan Deal, First Lady Sandra Deal, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, and Dr. Sam Pardue, Dean and Director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, encouraged the 4-H’ers to continue serving their counties and communities though 4-H participation.

Resolutions in the House and Senate recognized several 4-H members for their outstanding achievements in leadership and citizenship, as well as 4-H’ers who have excelled in contests at the national level. The day’s activities concluded with a picture of the entire delegation with a number of representatives and senators. Georgia 4-H thanks Georgia’s leaders for their warm welcome and continued support of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension, and Georgia 4-H. For information on getting involved in Georgia 4-H, please contact your local county Extension office.