Emanuel County 4-H’ers raise and exhibit a variety of livestock species. Through livestock projects, students get the opportunity to practice and acquire new knowledge in the fields of animal science, business, time management and leadership. Georgia 4-H offers opportunities for youth to learn animal science through livestock exhibition and competitive events such as judging and quiz bowl teams.
As a 5th grader, Clay Smith is already a very accomplished showman. He has raised and exhibited several market hogs and breeding gilts that have placed in the top at local, state, and national shows. Clay has also earned several showmanship awards for himself through his swine projects,
Malaina Nasworthy has competed in the Georgia 4-H Horse Show for several years. In 2022, Malaina rode in four different events in the Hunt Seat and Gaited and Saddle Seat Divisions earning ribbons in each.
Lexa Jukes, a 7th grader at DEA, is a first year beef exhibitor. Despite being new to the show world, Lexa’s Hereford steer has placed in the top of his weight class in several shows and she has placed in her showmanship class.
Pearl Meadows (pictured right) raises and shows sheep for her 4-H project. The 5th grader has been raising and exhibiting lambs for three years and has placed in her weight class in several shows.