As they celebrate the return of the local 4-Heres Lyon County show, they are quick to remind people that there is so much youth organization.
4 – H is a joint venture company with more than 100 public universities. In Kansas, 4-H is overseen by the K-State Research and Extension Office through local extension offices.
The 4-year year begins in October and now is the time to get involved in a community club where you will only have the ability to serve and lead and connect with others in your peer community who are just as interested as you are, but all in all. Corine Patterson, those people come together and work all year round. “There is a lot of activity from project meetings to state and local competitions. There are also workshops and learning opportunities. ”
Patterson said the Lyon County show was truly the end of all education and work during the year.
We are a non-formal education and that means we will provide research-based knowledge from Kansas State University to those young people who want to learn about food science or in project areas. To learn about gardening or farming. All K-states have research-based information to share with our youth. It may seem like a curriculum often, but there are also things you can do to improve.
Bethany Dendond, Taylor Pringle and Lily Parks are three 4-herders developed in the program, all starting around the same time nine years ago.
Dedander is involved in a number of projects, including cattle exhibitions, paintings, crafts and poultry farming.
The acclaimed Pringle started with her older brother, John, in 4-H. Now their younger sister, Sarah, is also involved. Taylor said her 4-H efforts began with chickens and then changed. Now one of her special features is to grow silk – an unusual breed of chicken with soft feathers.
“Silk was not my first chicken – I had a Plymouth Rock chicken at first, but when I found out what it was, I quickly looked at these,” she said. “I want to do that,” I said. They are small and easy to handle. They are really polite and I know some people – not us – because they don’t talk so much and they are not so horrible.
“If you wear a chicken diaper,” said Michel Princingle. This is not happening in our home.
Taylor Silks said it should be brushed because of its soft feathers. They are one of five species of chickens with five toes — the other four.
“They have black flesh and skin, which makes them delicious in Asia,” she said. After giving birth, women eat meat because it is rare and has healing properties.
Sarah began with her brother lings and sister than, with chickens – like her sister Silkis – as well as a heavy load of pigs, buckets, calves, and horses.
She said, “You have to make everyone look beautiful and take good action because it is hard work.” You need to feed and water them.
Every animal has different needs when it comes to care and treatment. Come on in, take a look and enjoy yourself! They bathe and the girls add vitamins to their water. According to Taylor, pigs need more time to train. Otherwise, they will be difficult to control and very stubborn.
For Sarah’s bucket calf, now about 10 months, it’s a lot of work.
“You have to make sure they respect you,” she said. You have to train them.
“You need to remember that your animals need to be fed before you can do your homework,” Taylor added. “We do a lot during the summer. The animals come first. ”
This year, Dendonder, the market leader at the fair, said she would buy calf as a calf.
“I usually see him in October or November and then take him home,” she said. “If it hasn’t been broken yet, I’ll start cutting, but the main thing is just in the barn every day, washing and drying, brushing his hair, taking it out into the yard.”
The goal, Dedonder said, is for the driver to be ready to display the items in the Show Arena. Working with him is an important part of that process.
“When you show your calf, especially when you show it, you look at the animal’s approach,” she said. You can find out if you were working with him or not.
If you have never worked with the animals, you can tell them.
The Imperial Parks agreed.
She started participating in a horse show three years ago, and this year she has two new horses.
She said that training was a new experience for me.
He said she prefers horses to parks in different areas and how smooth they are. She often went to the big horses.
“I had an 8-year-old horse and a 15-year-old horse this year,” she said.
Parks are in the second year of the cattle project.
“Since last year was my first year, I have been recognized for a lot of hard work, so I have had the opportunity to go to many national shows and around the state,” she said.
They all had the same thing when they told 4-Hers 4-h what it meant to them. For parks, it was nine years of experience and friendship that she would not otherwise have had the opportunity to do.
“It opens many doors,” she said.
Taylor Pringle felt that as she grew older, 4-H helped her grow as a leader.
“My mom takes a lot of pictures,” she says, “so it’s nice to see what I grew up with.”
Pringle said she would have acquired many skills that I would not have imagined if she had not had time for her in 4-H.
For Sarah, who started fourth grade this year, she is also grateful for the connections she has made so far.
“I have made many friends,” she said.
“I really like the experience and I meet a lot of people and I visit a lot of places,” she said.
They are not just animals
All four of them were quick to point out that 4-Hers 4-H is “more than just animals” and by reviewing this year’s Fair Book, it’s easy to see why. 4-Hers are some of the places where you can compete in photography, rocket, metal, woodworking and forestry.
“Most people think it’s just animals, but the important thing is that if you don’t have animals or you don’t have animals in the city, you can participate in 4-H,” said Patterson. Some of them are allowed by us dogs, cats, pets, rabbits in the Empire and other communities. People return to animals at a young age and whether you live in the city or not, our animals have the ability to teach compassion and empathy and care for others.
She said those who do not participate in animal projects will still experience that vulnerability, which is a great experience.
Patterson said the 4-H programs have improved from cancer clubs and so on and are trying to make young people more aggregated.
Today, many 4-H programs apply to college-going children, but she says she also has opportunities for vocational and vocational training. Most importantly, all programs have support through K-State and are designed to help all young people connect more with their community.
“4-H is really for everyone,” she said. “We always like to have new ideas, new people, and people who have the skills to teach and help us. It is truly a great opportunity for all. I think young people have the opportunity to really explore what they are interested in, learn discipline, learn to serve others, learn how to get involved in their community and learn how to communicate and interact.
I know it has changed a little in today’s world, but we have embraced computer-based interactions and we are trying to do more to help these children be ready for that environment but still be prepared to speak one by one. Get up and talk to a group of 500 people. Those skills are important and are needed in our communities and for all ages. We need things that take young people out of their comfort zone and enable them to do so.