Learn How to Recruit and Keep Active 4-H Members In Your County- Part 1

  A disturbing trend is being felt in 4-H groups across the nation. Enrollment of new members is on the decline. Directors and club leaders are concerned over how to keep their current members, as well as reach out to new families. As a…

Learn How to Recruit and Keep Active 4-H Members In Your County- Part 2

With so much feedback received on social media, we had to break this article up into two parts! Part 1 of this series touched on some important aspects of how to recruit and retain members, be sure not to miss it! Don’t Neglect ANY…

Learn How To Motivate Your Children With Farm Chores

One question that I get often is, “How old does my child need to be to start chores?” I may be a minority, but I believe that we often underestimate our children. Not allowing your child to do chores, and thus learn responsibility, is…

A Guide to Your Child’s Success with the 4-H Chicken Project

  Bringing Home Your 4-H Chicks Finally! The moment that your children have been waiting for! You just got the call from the 4-H office and their project chicks are ready to be picked up! Through all of the excitement, there are some things…

Learn How to Create A Winning 4-H Booth!

  Choose a 4-H theme and a direction Many clubs focus on only a couple of aspects a year. In this case, choosing a theme for the booth can be relatively easy as it will be about your club’s focus. However, some clubs are…

How We Can Work Together To Secure The Future Of Agriculture

  Previously published in Countryside and Small Stock Journal The world of agriculture is so vast that people can spend generations involved in farming and ranching and still not be fully versed in all that agriculture has to offer. This vastness combined with the…

Youth and Livestock-A Winning Combination

    There is no denying the fact that we live in a digital age. This can be a blessing or a curse. As parents, this presents a new challenge as we seek to keep our children educated in the modern world, without forsaking…

Lessons in Losing

.   This article was published by Countryside Magazine, summer 2016 Children and animals go together like a hand in a glove. There is something therapeutic about the relationship between a child and their animal. Youth programs that require a child to raise, care…