4-H Cloverbuds Learning New Life Skills
Unless you have been involved in 4-H, you probably don’t realize that it truly is a family affair. Most club meetings are attended by the youth who have an interest in a particular project, along with their parents and younger siblings. It is for just this reason that the Jackson County 4-H program encourages participation from its’ youngest members in the age range of 5 to 7, just as as youth that are eight years old and up are encouraged. This type of programming provides multiple benefits. Not only does it provide parents an opportunity to be involved with their older youth in a project, it gives their younger youth the opportunity to be exposed to educational programing that will help them transition into the activities that are designed for older youth as the grow. Two “beaming” examples of the success of this type of programming were proud to share their success stories this week with those in attendance at the 2015 Jackson County Fed Cattle Show Awards Banquet. Jackson County 4-H Livestock Club members Sam and Jeb Basford, the younger siblings of Bud Basford who is also a member, completed their 4-H Cloverbud Beef Project Record Books and submitted them for judging just like their big brother did. Sam and Jeb were recognized with certificates of participation by Jackson County 4-H Agent, Angel Granger.
The Jackson County 4-H program offers educational opportunities for 4-H Cloverbuds in the areas of animal science that also include embryology, poultry and rabbits. For more information may contact the Jackson County 4-H Office at (850) 482-9620 or email email@example.com. Please also visit our 4-H Youth Development page at http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/jacksonco/