Did you grow up with 4-H? I did, Colusa County, CA offered 4-H sewing, cooking, and livestock clubs. I learn most of my basic sewing skills in 4-H along with canning and cooking at the age of 10. Of course my livestock projects were such a great experience.
I always took Sheep to the Spring Show which was held at the Cow Palace in South San Francisco the summer project was always a Hereford steer that a raised from a calf and sold at the Colusa County fair. At the age of 10 this was the beginning of my college savings account. My grandfather always gave us the steer, but we had to put all the profits in our savings account or we would have to pay back the feed bill, that was a no brainer off to the savings account the money went.
Learn more about 4-H
Since its humble beginnings more than 100 years ago, 4-H has grown to become the nation’s largest youth development organization. The 4-H idea is simple: help young people and their families gain the skills they need to be proactive forces in their communities’ and develop ideas for a more innovative economy. That idea was the catalyst to begin the 4-H movement, and those values continue today.
As one of the first youth development organizations in America, 4-H opened the door for young people to learn leadership skills and explore ways to give back. 4-H revolutionized how youth connected to practical, hands-on learning experiences while outside of the classroom.
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