Georgia's 4-H programs could disappear.

The University System of Georgia is suggesting that 4-H programs
throughout the state be abolished as a cost-saving measure.

It's part of an effort to cut almost $59 million from the system's budget.

It could save almost $6.4 million - but will also result in 116 immediate layoffs, including 94 county 4-H agents and
closure of five 4-H facilities across the state.

These and other recommendations will be presented to the
Legislature as possible means of reducing expenses.

State officials at the Capitol will have the ultimate say, however.


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  • by Allison Location: Evans County on Mar 4, 2010 at 03:06 PM
    Recently I have heard that the University System of Georgia is suggesting that 4-H programs throughout the state be abolished as a way to save money. This means that several jobs will be lost, and all alumni will be terribly disappointed and upset (especially me). I don't know what I would do without 4-H because it has helped me be more social, responsible, independent and even more happy. I have recently been elected on the Southeast District Junior Board of Directors. 4-H has made me a stronger leader in many things in my life, not just counting in 4-H.All of my friends and I are protesting about this with all of our hearts. "To make the best better" is a great slogan for 4-H, and it is true; 4-H does make the best better. God has blessed 4-H SO much throughout the past several years, and He has given all of the leaders the right words and directions to make this all happen. I am a VERY avid 4-Her and I LOVE 4-H!! It is a GREAT educational and fun organization! PLEASE DON'T STOP 4-H!
  • by Ashley Patrick on Mar 3, 2010 at 07:32 PM
    4-H has inspired me and so many people I am 22 years old when I started 4-H I was in 6th grade I was shy and never talk to people, 4-H turned my life around. I am now a general manager for a well known restaurant and if it weren’t for 4-H I may have never opened up. Please don’t take away opportunities like this from young leaders. We need leadership programs to turn young lives around for the better. TO MAKE THE BEST BETTER! Don’t forget what it stands for.
  • by Rome Location: Seminole County on Mar 3, 2010 at 11:54 AM
    4H is a multifaceted program that touches thousands in a positive way.
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