Each year in conjunction with the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), GEA4-HA presents the William H. Booth Award. The award recognizes outstanding Georgia extension agents working in the 4-H program. It is an honor acknowledging both peer recognition and career achievement.
William (Bill) Booth was a rural electric pioneer who was a charter member of the board of directors and general manager of Jackson EMC in Jefferson, Ga. It was Booth who first suggested that Georgia’s 41 EMCs take a hand in sponsoring statewide 4-H and youth events. Each district elects one GAE4-HA member with 7+ years experience to be the district nominee. Nominees complete a rigorous application and interview process, and the state winner is named each year at State 4-H Congress in July.
Past award winners include:
Mary H. White