While most of us are thinking about turkeys in the oven and Christmas shopping, 3 Oneida County 4-H Youth are thinking about national competitions. The trio will head to Louisville to compete in National 4-H Horse, Dairy and Livestock Contests.
They say music calms the savage beast, apparently fresh produce doesn't hurt either. The Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H Program in Herkimer County spent their summer maintaining a garden at the Utica Zoo. Their payoff comes Monday.
Have you seen the price of college? You'll want to make sure the kids know their career path beforehand. And that's what makes this two day-one night camp perfect for youth 14-19 years thinking about a career in the equine or dairy field.
Safety is always important when working with farm equipment, and by NY State law, teens between 14 and 16 must complete this course before working on a farm. Herkimer County's Cornell Cooperative Extension, will be conducting the next Safe Tractor and Machinery program.
NY State law requires farm hands working machinery or tractors be age 16 or over. However, Madison County's Cornell Cooperative Extension, FFA program and Morrisville State College offers a safety course that enables younger teens to be employed.
14 to 19 year old youth who are thinking dairy may be in their future don't want to miss Cornell Cooperative Extension's annual Dairy Discovery Workshop. Register now, there are only 60 spots available.
If there is a future veterinarian in your home? Then don't miss Cornell Cooperative Extension's Winter Vet Series. The program, for 6th through 8th graders, coincides with the Winter School Break and will feature tours at a clinic and farm.
We've probably said it before, but it's worth repeating, 4-H provides many one-of-a-kind opportunities for students. Here's the perfect example, Cornell Cooperative Extension in Herkimer County's 2017 Spring 4-H Government Intern Program.