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Showing posts from September, 2016

Cottonwood County 4-H'ers connect with local professionals to learn about showing sheep and cattle

Each spring the Minnesota 4-H Foundation distributes grants to 4-H clubs who want to make a difference in their community. We will be featuring one grantee every month this year to celebrate all the wonderful ways Minnesota 4-H'ers are living out the 4-H Pledge. Our September featured grantee hosted a clinic to teach 4-H youth about showing beef and lambs. We hope you enjoy their story. --------------------------------------------

Cottonwood County 4-H hosted a clinic with their 2015 Helping Hands grant, educating area youth on showing cattle and sheep. Partnered with the Springfield Co-op Creamery and Show Rite/Hubbard Feeds as well as with local experts, the event taught fitting, showmanship, show ring etiquette, and nutrition throughout the day. The event drew youth from four counties, aged 7-16, as well as many interested adults. It was a way to network with and learn from stock show professionals, who critiqued their animals and offered tips on how to best exhibit them.
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