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, agricultural awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship. Exploring and discovering, encouraging and challenging, is what Georgia 4-H is all about. 4-H'ers are known for sharing their research-based knowledge and technology with people where they live and work. 4-H combines federal, state, and local expertise and resources.