4-H Junior Livestock Show Coming April 25

  • 2019-04-23, 04:55 AM
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4-H Junior Livestock Show Coming April 25
by Leanna Lehman --  Fallon, Nev. -- The spring 4-H Livestock show is around the the corner and students all over the valley are putting the finishing touches on their 4-H projects. Several months of hard work invested over the last several months is about shine for the community to see. Four 4-H participants spoke to local Rotarians last week about their projects and some of the things they are learning in 4-H. Hadley Frey, one 4-H member is raising two pigs this year, with one to be shown at the April 25th Fallon show and the second in line to be shown at the state livestock show. Hadley has named his show pig, ROI (pronounced Roy). Turns out, this was an apt name for her, as he saved his earnings from the sale of last year’s animal to buy this year’s  investment. “It’s not uncommon for parents to sponsor their child’s first project,” explains Karen Bogdanowicz, Churchill County 4-H Community Based Instructor and 4-H leader. After the livestock sale, 4-H members like Hadley use their earnings to help fund the purchasing and raising of their animals over the next years. Many are able to save their funds for college. According to Hadley, taking responsibility is one of the key things he’s been learning in 4-H. Three Simper sisters, Kylee, Kortnie, and Karlie, also spoke to the audience about things they are learning. “Time management, personal responsibility, record keeping,” were all among the things mentioned by the Simpers. Kylee is showing rabbits this year as well as participating in sewing, while Kortnie is showing lambs. Karlie Simper has two goats she has been working with and is looking forward to showing  All three girls shared the importance of learning to brace their animals while they are in the ring so the form and muscle can be examined by the judges. Bogdanowicz accompanied the 4-H students as they did a mock livestock show judging for the crowd. She also explained the there are many other projects for the kids to participate in outside of livestock showing and judging. They can participate in sewing, cooking, art. crafts, shooting, sports, archery, dog obedience, gardening, bike riding and more. And, they don’t have live on a farm or ranch to be part of the 27 active clubs. Residents are invited to attend this year’s 80th 4-H Livestock Show and Sale. For more information, check out the Livestock Show Facebook page.    Keep up with all that’s happening – check the Community Calendar at https://www.thefallonpost.org/events/ Support local, independent news – contribute to The Fallon Post, your non-profit (501c3) online news source for all things Fallon.              

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