4-H Evening in the Garden returned to the 4-H Children’s Garden on Aug. 20.
The 2014 State 4-H Miniature Horse Show took place Aug. 3 at the MSU Pavilion south barn.
4-H Mentoring weekend is a 3-day workshop for mentors and mentees to learn together, develop their bonds and have a little fun.
The Michigan Dairy Expo and Youth Dairy Days were held July 21-25 at the MSU Pavilion.
The Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) and Michigan 4-H joined together June 25-26 to teach 30 4-H and FFA members about milk marketing.
On Aug. 9, Michigan 4-H shooting sports members gathered at the Blue Water Sportsman’s club for the annual state shooting tournament.
For the 32nd year, this week long camp focused on increasing participants’ knowledge and appreciation of the Great Lakes, natural resources and hands-on learning.
Sixteen-year-old Alesha Gustafson couldn’t wait to get out of the hospital. It was the week of the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) State Fair, and she had spent all summer looking forward to selling her hog at the auction. She had spent countless hours raising the pig and preparing for this week. She is a member of the “When Pigs Fly and Cows Jump over the Moon” 4-H club in Menominee County, Michigan, and the fair has always been the highlight of her summer. Unfortunately, Alesha didn’t know if she’d be able to make it to the fair this year—she had just gone through emergency surgery to have a portion of her intestines removed.
Because of her involvement in Michigan 4-H, Danielle Bott, a student at Michigan State University (MSU), has established strong values for family and community service over the years. In many ways, Bott said, she feels that 4-H is like a large family—she has witnessed many instances when people have donated much time, money and other resources to help others in need. Growing up in an environment that encourages that kind of behavior toward others can leave a lasting impact on the way a person lives his or her life, and it certainly did on Bott.