Hello to everyone!
Where has the summer gone. With everyone going back to school, whether it be high school or college it is hard to believe that it is this time of the year again. The month of August was a busy one for the PA State 4-H Council. After coming home and recovering from a very busy State Achievement Days we were ready to go for Ag Progress Days. Sitting in the 4-H building and talking to the kids was a lot of fun for me. Helping them to learn about 4-H for the first time or even just expanding their knowledge on the organization was the highlight of my day. At our station, the children could make a "seed necklace" which consisted of a bean seed, a wet cotton ball and a plastic baggie on a string. After a few days in the sun and being kept close the the child's body, the seed would begin to sprout. The children were amazed! They could not believe that this would happen. It was great to see that amazement in their eyes.
Besides Ag Progress Days, I have been to another fair this month and am in the process of getting ready for the Indiana County Fair starting today. The fair is the high point for any livestock member, like myself, and is where you can show your stuff and present the project you learned about through 4-H. I am looking forward to representing the State 4-H program this week and also being able to talk to visitors to the fair that ask questions about why I am there. It always makes me feel good when I can help someone who knows very little about 4-H to learn about who we are and what we do.
Good bye for now and keep checking up on the State 4-H Council to see what we are up to!