- Author: Matthew Rodriguez
This past month, 4-H'ers enjoyed participating in the Gold Country Fair in Auburn. Many 4-H'ers shared animals at the fair and demonstrated their leadership and agricultural knowledge through their project. Participating in the fair was definitely a family endeavor. During the week prior to fair, families helped set up the animal corrals.
I enjoyed seeing parents and grandparents come together as a community to support our young people. Seeing the youth interact with their family members reminded me that parents and grandparents are a HUGE reason why 4-H is a successful program. The positive interactions between youth and adults is why 4-H is a special program.
Interested in Joining 4-H?
For those who are not yet enrolled in the 4-H program, I encourage you to consider enrolling. There is something for everyone. We are currently enrolling adult volunteers as well as youth members. To learn more, please visit our website.
Ways to get involved in 4-H
While animal projects are very popular in 4-H, there are lots of additional ways young people can get involved in 4-H. For example, there are summer camps, expanded learning programs at school, state leadership conference, and of course joining a 4-H club. Each club has different 4-H project areas that youth can choose from, such as photography, clothing and textiles, civic engagement, embryology, environmental science, and robotics.