With the word that the University of Georgia Board of Regents had suggested the idea of cutting 4H programs throughout the state, along with extension offices and research facilities, there has been a groundswell of public support for 4H and the extension programs in Georgia.
Northwest Georgia District Director of the UGA Cooperative Extension Greg Price said that the majority of the outcry to cut out the 4H program in Georgia was "unsolicited, personal and honest". Price pointed out a Facebook page that was created by Chattooga County 4 H Students and Student from Tift County in support of the program which they have been involved in and has taught them valuabel skills.
Earlier this week Chattooga County Extension Agent Rebecca Thomas was on AM 1180’s Newsmaker Interview program outlining the massive cuts proposed by the Board of Regents. Thomas stated 4 H " It truly is more than a club – it is teaching life skills which will grow and make tremendous leaders."
To learn more visit the 4H web site www.georgia4h.org