I am a firm believer that when oppurtunities are presented to you that you take them and run with them! You never know where you could end up, what you'll learn, or who you'll meet along the way! One of the oppurtunies I am talking about that really impacted my life is 4-H. My family has been involved in 4-h for YEARS! For the most part we have been involved in dairy showing but also some other static exhibits such as cooking, sewing, woodworking etc. 4-H is a program that really allows today's youth to find something they love and are good at and really just practice and learn! Now I am a little biased because when I think 4-H I automatically think animal exhibits, which actually is a very small part of 4-H now. But non the less I see the importance it has with today's future farmers and consumers and it gives me hope.
|Trent is pretty excited to show a dairy calf next year but|
he's learning that it takes some hard work !
|Alex loves to help us with our 4-H heifers|
|(l -r) Nate, Andi, and Vin with their Dairy heifers. They're old pros at this.|
|Right after we brought the beefies home, they|
were just little guys
|First time we took them out on a walk|
|We bought the steers from my uncle, we literally took home|
the first two we could catch.
|Nate and Yancy, they finished second in their class.. not bad!|
|Vin and Wego (yes he was named after a beer commercial)|
|Both boys finished in the top 5 in Rate of Gain. Pretty cool!|