Raising a Farmer

Alot of work but always room for laughter

Celebrating 4H Week with Highlights from the Morrison County Fair

on October 2, 2017

4H is a wonderful program for kids to be a part of. As a 4H volunteer my favorite part is to see kids thrive and gain confidence in themselves each passing year. To see them take the 4H motto to heart in their action and their words. “Making the best better.”  To hear them say the 4H pledge at every meeting centers me.

 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.

In honor of National 4H Week here are some of the high lights of the Morrison County Fair.  4H’ers work hard getting their projects ready from livestock to non-livestock. There is room for everyone in 4H. If you are looking for a program for your entire family to enjoy together, 4H is for you.

Everett took 3 non-livestock projects to the fair this year. Blonde Brownies, a bouquet of flowers and a monarch caterpillar with a habitat.  During conference judging kids are asked about their projects one on one.  The skills they learn and confidence they gain will last a lifetime.

Working as a team and cheering each other on is a big  part of 4H.  Snappy Elmdalers finishing up their Community Pride board and presenting as a team at the fair.

The day of the dairy show is a busy day.  There is always time to pause, refocus and one last pep talk-“You can do this. Take your time.”

IMG_6798This year there were 10 Cloverbuds with Dairy projects.  This is huge!  To watch the dairy program grow before our eyes is an amazing thing to be a part of.

This year marked Jordan’s last year as a 4H’er.  You can read more about Jordan here and how he has been an example for younger 4H’ers.

IMG_6934This year was extra special for Everett. He was able to show 304 and her daughter, Lady Wilt in the Dam and Daughter Open class. You can read more about Everett and 304 here.   

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