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August 13, 2020

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4-Her Megan Light likes 4-H food projects

My name is Megan Light and I am 11 years old.

This is my third year in 4-H and I am in the Liberty Belles & Boys 4-H club. One of my projects last year was called “Fast Break For Breakfast.” It taught me a lot about how breakfast is a very important meal and how fast and easy breakfast is to make.

My favorite nutritious breakfast recipe to make and eat was called the break-away bars. I liked it because it was a healthy, but delicious snack to eat. My favorite ingredients in the break-away bars were the chocolate chips and peanut butter.

Zach Beaschler: "I love 4-H"

My name is Zach Beaschler, I am 14 and I LOVE 4-H. All three years that I’ve been in 4-H I’ve been in Liberty Belles and Boys in Ada. 

All three years I have loved 4-H from the games at meetings, to voting for a president, to doing a demonstration, to seeing your project at the County Fair or the State Fair. And many people really enjoy 4-H camp!  I hope to participate this summer at camp.  

I just finished level 2 woodworking- Making The Cut this past year in woodworking. You can build many things in woodworking, but for level 2, I made a napkin holder. 

New Icon feature: Introducing Ada and Hardin County 4-H members - you probably know them

Meet Dexter Woods

My name is Dexter Woods. I am 10 years old and in the fourth grade.  Last summer was my first year in 4-H. I learned a lot and had fun.

4-H has kids of all ages. My club, Liberty Belles and Boys, used Parliamentary Procedure to make the meetings run smoothly. Everyone had to do a demonstration. Mine was on tying knots for fishing.  We also played games and had snacks at every meeting.

In July I went to 4-H camp at Camp Ohio. I got up early every morning to do the Polar Bear Swim, and I won a certificate.

Other activities at camp included creeking, dancing, archery and trivia. One night there was a campfire.

Hardin County Farm Bureau partners with local FFAs to support livestock exhibitors

Hardin Co. Farm Bureau Partners with local FFA to support Livestock Exhibitors!

The Hardin County Farm Bureau has set a goal to give out over 500 t-shirts to the youth livestock exhibitors at the Hardin County Fair. 

The Hardin County Farm Bureau chose to start this t-shirt project because we recognized how important our 4-H & FFA projects were, when we were children.  They helped us develop responsibility, allowed us to gain self-confidence, leadership, and develop an understanding of where our food came from. 

Hardin fair offers ag education for youth

Mark Light provided the following information about two new things that will educate young people about agriculture this week at the Hardin County Fair.  

4-H @ 4

4-H at 4:00- Everyday during the fair from 4:00-5:00, between the Hog and Sheep Barns.  Hardin County 4-H Council has received a grant from the Hardin County Community Foundation to conduct a short daily program for kids at the fair this year. 

We are calling it 4-H at 4:00.  Each day will feature a different 4-H related activity.  Activities will run from 4:00 to 5:00, but most will only take 15-20 minutes for kids to complete.  

Eight Hardin 4-H youth in state fair rabbit skillathon

Students are photographed left to right, bottom to top.

119 youth from all over Ohio participated in the Ohio State Fair rabbit contests. Of those 119, eight were from Hardin County youth. The competitions included Rabbit Skillathon, Breed Identification, Judging and Showmanship. In the Judging contest, youth judged four rabbits of four different breeds against the American Rabbit Breeders Association Standard of Perfection and placed each according to compliance with the standard.