From the Extension Agent – 4-H Exhibit Day Results

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Hello folks! As the month of July turned into August, the Extension Service, 4-H members, and youth have been sweating to get ready for fairs across the state. The last week in July, I traveled to Springfield to judge leathercraft at the Baca County Fair. That Friday I attended the Cheyenne County Fair to judge the Round Robin show. As a new agent, this was a great experience for me, as I got to see how other counties work and the vast number and variety of projects out there.

Recap: Prowers County 4-H Mini Livestock Boot Camps

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So, you joined 4-H and you bought yourself your first animal to show at the county fair this year. But now what? What do I feed? How do I clip? What should I do in the show ring? These are all thoughts that have run through every showman's minds at one point in their career.

This year Prowers County 4-H held their first ever mini livestock boot camps. These were held June 11- 13 with each night being a different pairing of species all the way from rabbits to market cattle.  

4-H Helping Hands Spread Holiday Cheer to Prowers County Nursing Homes 


In the spirit of giving, Prowers County 4-H members participated in a community service put on by the 4-H county council officer. This year 4-H members assisted in putting together twenty-four fleece blankets for Lamar and Holly nursing home residents. The members also designed Christmas cards to give to each resident who received a blanket. The blankets were completed in record time by nine members, so there was even time for holiday games.