Earlier this fall, I mentioned to my editor that I wanted to attend the North American International Livestock Exposition if given the chance. The chance came. The Butler County (Pa.) Beef Breeders Club (a 4-H group) was taking a bus trip to the show and Al Vogel, one of the leaders invited the Farm and...
During the next junior fair livestock sale you attend, think about these three groups of people: the 4-H'er, parents and the buyers.
Some would say a 4-H project is meant to be a learning experience and not a money-maker. ... But there are others, like myself, who not only treated the project as a learning experience, but also as a source of revenue
I wish every child could experience the thrill of participating in a county fair.
Fair season is beginning, what keeps you entertained during the event? Let me know in the comments!
I received an interesting e-mail with the subject: "Is 4-H desensitizing our youth? And of course, this triggered my desire to open that e-mail.
Or should I say, my "What are you people talking about? response kicked in.
The skills these students learn are practical, common sense-based and useful for day-to-day living.
Researchers have found 4-H'ers are less likely to smoke, drink alcohol and use drugs. We shouldn't be surprised. After all, it's one of the four H's: Head, Heart, Hands, Health.
It's funny, the things kids say. And sometimes it is just those statements that make you think. I've been covering the issue of Carroll County losing/not losing its extension office for over a year now. As my niece enters her second year of 4-H, she said something that touched my heart one evening.