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As part of community service, the Sizzlin Steaks 4-H Club
members met at Maplewood Cemetery on June 5, and planted flowers on all the veterans’ graves that were marked with flags.
News Reporter: Alyssa Clarkson
North Jackson Ag
The North Jackson Ag and Community 4-H Club meeting on May 10 was held at the Carey's. The meeting started with pledges led by Lyle Foster and Katie Klim. The secretary’s report was read and approved, and the treasurer's report was read and approved as well.
If you do not have your books yet, make sure you pick them up from Sandy as soon as possible. You could also stop at the Extension Office to get them. The Susquehanna County Holstein Club sale went well. Thanks so much for everyone who helped! The livestock leader’s meeting was held on the 19th of May.
Livestock and dairy kids need to have a presentation done for the fair. Livestock kids can have a group, but dairy kids must do it individually. Shooting Sports Fun Day is on June 14. Keep an eye out for the time in your newsletter.
The Penn State Dairy Science Club recently invited youth from across the state to participate in a three-day educational camp on a variety of aspects of the dairy industry. Dairy Days Dairy Camp was held on May 30 through June 1 at Penn State’s University Park Campus.
The following 4-Hers from the Susquehanna County 4-H program participated: Austin Bennett, Springville; Cassie Clark, Springville; Sabrina Clark, Springville; Austin Graham, Montrose; Kennidy Finch, Springville; Allison Kiefer, Montrose; Samantha Mattocks, Springville; Drew Nunemacher, Montrose; Alison Teel, Montrose; Morgan Williams-Clark, Montrose; Mackey Wright, Montrose. The following 4-Hers from the Wyoming County 4-H program also participated: Amanda and Abbey Hirkey, both of Meshoppen. The following parents chaperoned at this event: Kim Clark, Springville; Misty Finch, Springville; Sue Graham, Montrose; LouAnn Kiefer, Montrose; Anne Teel, Montrose.
Dairy Days Dairy Camp incorporated many opportunities for youth ages 8 to 18. Saturday’s hands-on workshops for the senior participants involved labor management, reproduction and new pregnancy tests, and cow comfort and building design. Junior workshops focused on dairy genetics, calf nutrition and health, and dairy products. Guest speakers included agricultural engineer John Tyson, Mr. Abe Harpster of Evergreen Farm, reproductive specialist Dr. Michael O’Connor, dairy geneticist Chad Dechow, Pennsylvania Dairy Princess royalty, and other faculty and graduate students from the Department of Dairy and Animal Science. All groups will participate in a media training workshop offered by industry professionals.
Before departing for home on Sunday morning, 4-Hers listened to speaker Erin Luley. Erin is a member of the PennState swimming and diving team who excels in freestyle swimming. At PennState she is a consistent Dean’s List student who hopes to attend veterinary school. Outside of PennState, Erin was a finalist in the 2007 U.S. Memory Championships. She discussed her life as a student-athlete and the importance of setting goals.
Activities like the Penn State Dairy Days Dairy Camp are made available to youth participating in 4-H. For more information about the Susquehanna County 4-H program, contact the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office in Susquehanna County at 278–1158.
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