Coweta Welcomes New 4-H Agent Bill Hammond

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By BILL HAMMOND, Coweta 4-H Agent

Coweta County Extension would like to welcome their new 4-H Agent, Bill Hammond.

Mr. Bill is an alumnus of Fayette County 4-H where he participated in many activities including 4-H Project Achievement and 4-H Summer Camp. After graduating from Starr’s Mill High School, he continued his 4-H career as a 4-H Summer Camp Counselor for three years at Rock Eagle 4-H Center and one year at Camp Wahsega in 2006 where he met his soon-to-be wife, Jennifer. Bill and Jennifer were married in 2008 and now have four children: Gwyn (8), Alex (6), Anna (4), and Wesley (22 months). 

Mr. Bill graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and completed his Master’s in Public Administration from Valdosta State University. He has worked with UGA Extension since 2015 in Wayne and Appling Counties and is excited to come “home” to continue his Extension career in Coweta County. Mr. Bill is passionate about 4-H and helping youth find their purpose and belonging. 

The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished, through “hands-on” learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

4-H is the nation’s largest youth leadership development organization empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime and Georgia is proud to be one of the largest state programs in the country with more than 240,000 active 4-H’ers across the state.

The four H’s symbolize the development of the HEAD (to think, plan, and reason), the HEART (to be concerned with the welfare of others, accept the responsibility of citizenship, and develop positive attitudes), the HANDS (to be useful, helpful and skillful) and HEALTH (to practice healthy living, enjoy life and use time wisely). 4-H is a major partner in education. Lessons taught, experiences shared, and information presented in 4-H is based on the research of the University of Georgia.

Coweta County serves nearly 2,000 youth in 5th – 12th grades through in-school club meetings with 5th graders and many specialty clubs and judging teams for all 4-H members. From livestock shows to public speaking, shooting sports to summer camp, 4-H has a place for everyone! If you are interested in joining the exciting world of 4-H, contact Mr. Bill Hammond at the Coweta County Extension office. 770-254-2620 or [email protected].

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action organization.

Bill Hammond is the Coweta County 4-H Youth Development Agent. His role includes overseeing all 4-H programming in the county including specialty clubs, S.A.F.E. (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) teams, volunteers, school clubs, and other 4-H programs and events. It is through his leadership and collaborations with community leaders that he can achieve Georgia 4-H’s mission to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive, and contributing members of society. He lives in Newnan with his wife, Jennifer, and 4 children, Gwyn, Alex, Anna, and Wesley.

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