All 4-H members have completed the process of selecting an animal for their project. This is done many ways by the individual. Some 4-Hers have their own breeding stock or family who are producers. Others buy from local breeders, still others buy from regional sales and even over the internet. However an animal is bought, all youth have the goal of picking the very best for a chance at a Grand Champion.
Many life lessons are learned through this process. Youth learn many contributing factors to a successful project, but just like life there are risks involved. The animal could become ill, and even die. The farm market prices affect how much corn, hay and feed products are and increase costs of projects. Just like any business or project what is reaped/harvested is directly related to the time and effort that is put into the animal.
Many parents will tell you that the Jr. Livestock program is about raising kids who become tomorrows community leaders not just a quest for a grand champion animal.
Written by: Mindy Savage, Morgan County 4-H Leader
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The National 4-H Conference is an event for 4-H members (15-19 yrs.) who are actively engaged in 4-H programs across the U.S. and its territories. The conference is administered by 4-H National Headquarters of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
For information on registration, schedule, classes, etc. visit the link below
Monday, February 25, 2013
4-H Activities-Get Involved!
Remember to register your kids for “Crafty Service” AfterSchool Club! We’ll have a blast as we give back to our community, families, schools, country and more! Cute gifts and crafts available each week to give to those who help make our lives better. March 5-April 11, 2013.
Another reminder about 4-H Cloverbuds. Open to youth in grades K-2nd. We are holding classes at Morgan Elementary school on the 4th Tuesday of each month and in Mt. Green Elementary on the 4th Thursday of each month.
For information or to register your child call the Morgan County Extension Office at: (801) 829-3472
Monday, February 11, 2013
Each year one of the 13 western states hosts the conference called Western Region 4-H Volunteer Leaders' Forum (WRLF), a fun and educational event for sharing and learning. This year Hawaii is hosting the WRLF on March 21-24, 2013. Follow the link for information on registering, location, workshops, etc.