Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Morgan Resident Credits 4-H Program

Young Morgan resident credits 4-H program for her experiences around the country, world

ARTICLE DATE: 
29 May, 2015 - 09:34
For years, Hannah Clark has been reciting the 4-H pledge: “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.”
But little did she know when she started participating in clubs as a young child and later leading 4-H camps in her own community, that 4-H would literally take her around the world.  First, it was over 2,000 miles away to the country’s capital, Washington D.C.  Later, 4-H took Hannah more than 5,000 miles away out of the country to Samoa.
“The program has helped me go different places,” said Hannah, who is finishing up her junior year at Morgan High School.
More recently, Hannah has been concentrating her time promoting 4-H in Utah as a State 4-H Ambassador.
As a third grader, Hannah started participating in the junior livestock program.  She moved on to teaching clubs in cooking and nutrition to fifth graders.  Hannah has invited innumerable children to her family farm to be a “farmer for a day,” as they milked cows, fed calves, changed sprinklers, and just basically figured out what is was like to live on a farm.  In the “Farm to Fork” program, Hannah shows children how food ends up on their plates, from visiting a beef ranch, garden and dairy to cooking the food in the kitchen.
“It is fun to show them where food comes from and how it impacts their lives,” Hannah said.
Hannah was chosen to be involved on a state level as a U.S. town hall group facilitator for Teens Take on Health, sponsored by the National 4-H Council and Molina Healthcare.  It is a teen-lead research effort focused on talking “with” young people about health rather than talking “at” them.
As a high school freshman in December of 2013, Hannah attended the National Healthy Living Summit in Washington D.C. as a group facilitator. The summit provides opportunities to learn technical skills, participate in hands-on activities and workshops, learn from leaders in the field, and visit professional and academic sites.  Hannah visited Fidelity headquarters to learn money principles including how to save and spend wisely, principles she later taught to over 30 youth.
For three weeks from December of 2014 to January of 2015, Hannah was part of 20 youth from the Western states chosen to visit Samoa.  As part of the American Youth Leadership Exchange, which partners with the U.S. Department of State and 4-H, Hannah was paired with a Samoan student “to learn about culture and day-to-day life, experience food and culture first-hand, and learn about security issues,” Hannah said.
“It is one of the biggest things I have done, and it was so fun,” she said.
She became a State 4-H Ambassador in April of 2014 and will conclude in July of 2015.  In that year and with eight other youth ambassadors, Hannah has planned and facilitated five camps.
“I have dedicated my whole life to 4-H this whole year,” Hannah said.
“Through these experiences, I have lived the 4-H pledge, clear to the ‘world’ part,” she told the Morgan County Council in a recent council meeting.  “Thank you for funding the 4-H program here in Morgan County.  I urge you to continue funding the program because it opens so many doors for youth.”

Thursday, February 5, 2015

2015 Jr. Livestock Important Information

Welcome back to Morgan Co. Jr. Livestock.  We are really excited about the livestock program this year.  Here is some important information and dates we wanted to make you aware of early!!

To be an exhibitor in the Jr. Livestock Program: 
  1. You have to be 8 yrs old and in the 3rd grade by October 1, 2014.
  2. You need to be registered for 4H or FFA by April 1, 2015. There will be a late fee of $25/exhibitor that registers after April 1, 2015. You will not be able to register for 4H or FFA after the tag in date. Tag in dates will be determined by species chairmen. You can register for 4H @ http://ut.4honline.com $4.00 per exhibitor. You can pay online athttp://goo.gl/zDVrgt, mail a check to PO BOX 886, Morgan 84050, cc over the phone @ 801-829-3472 or stop in the Extension Office.
  3. When you are registering please select which species that you are signing up for.
Please watch your email for more important dates and information to come. The Livestock Committee have been working on some exciting ways to provide more education. We look forward to working with you over the next several months. If you have any questions please contact us or your species chairmen.

Eric Turner: 801-710-1753
Kim Turner: 801-781-0337