We hit the ground running as our first event was to attend Ag Progress Days and then it was off to our Officer Training Weekend. Wow, I was already one month into my year! My team was working hard, attending events, and planning Leadership Conference. In an effort to save money, we all created many of the decorations that we used for the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Leadership Conference. Let me tell you, those decorations have gotten a lot of miles on them as they've been popping up all around.
No sooner did the dust settle from Leadership Conference, we began planning for Capital Days. Quickly March arrived as did Capital Days. Whew, we blinked and the weekend was over. Not only was the weekend over, but I had now completed over seven months of my term.
We participated in so many events including visits to Fox Chase Farms, Del Val's A-Day's, County Officer trainings, Pennsylvania Farm Show, Farm City Days, tours of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and more. What I couldn't believe were the many opportunities that were afforded to us. Would you believe we were invited to breakfast at the Governor's mansion? Not only that, but we were invited back again days later to demonstrate at the mansion during a garden tour.
Does your county have an exchange program? Well, guess what. The Pennsylvania 4-H State Council members had an opportunity to exchange with California. After a lot of fundraising, we were set to fly to sunny California. Yes, we were fortunate enough to travel to Sacramento to attend California's Leadership Conference just last week.
There are many things I'm not even mentioning here, but one thing I really have to do is thank the Pennsylvania 4-H program for all that I've learned while participating in PA 4-H State Council. I also want to take this time to thank Mya Rushton. Not only do I want to thank you for being a fantastic advisor, but I also want to thank you for supporting us all in so many things we've done throughout the year. You really take the time to get to know your team and help us build on our strengths and more importantly improve our weaknesses. Thank you so much as I will take lessons from this whole experience that will benefit me for the rest of my life. Thank you also to my team. You all are great people and I can't wait to see where you all go in your future!