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4H at the State Fair


By Austen Whitacre

Fri, Sep 21st, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Travis Troendle shows dairy cows for Fillmore County at the MN State Fair. Photo by Austin Whitacre

By Austen Whitacre

4-H is a national organization for youth who want to learn leadership and life skills. The youth that participate can choose a lot of different project areas to be a part of. After talking with Travis Troendle at the state fair he explained what it was like to be at the fair. Travis shows dairy cows for Fillmore County. When asked about 4-H he said, “I have been in 4-H for seven years and it has been a great experience. In my seven years I have learned many things like leadership and speaking skills.”

Kids in 4-H take great pride in the work they do with animals. It takes a lot of hard work and there is no time for relaxing until everything is done. Travis had this to say: “This year I brought my dairy cow to the fair. Taking care of my cow has taught me what it means to work hard. When I am getting ready for the fair I have a lot of things to do. I have to train my animal so they will behave. I will also have to wash, feed, and walk my cow. I think more people should join 4-H, anyone can join and even if you’re too old to be a part of the youth you can still do the adult positions. If you asked me what 4-H was about, I would have to say it’s about learning as much as possible and meeting a lot of new people.”

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