I didn’t grow up doing 4-H or FFA. I could match the clover leaf to 4-H and the blue jackets to FFA, and I knew they showed animals at fair — but that was about the extent of my knowledge. Everyone says pick one thing and do it well, and we picked watermelons. No 4-H, no fair — just watermelons.

That changed when I had kids. Since we have a close friend who is an avid supporter of 4-H and always promoting its benefits, I decided maybe it was time we learned more about it.

Brianna Walker writes occasionally about the Farmer’s Fate for the Blue Mountain Eagle.

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