Reaping the rewards of 4-H |

Reaping the rewards of 4-H

While the children who participate in 4-H and the Moffat County Fair have an opportunity to make thousands of dollars through the annual auction of the livestock they’ve raised, the true rewards they reap are priceless.

These kids spend all year learning about, training, and raising their horse, dogs, swine, beef, rabbits, goats, sheep and poultry.

But what also may not be so apparent is that these same children are also learning discipline, responsibility, respect for those who teach them and their competitors, while bolstering their self esteem and their confidence.

They are learning the importance of agriculture to this area and the finer points of the economics of the industry from the generation that has blazed that trail before them and one simply can’t put a price tag on that.

The local 4-H also goes beyond the bonds of agriculture and homemaking skills to include construction, computers and rocket science so that it is more inclusive to more youth in our community.

While some parents may think they are helping their child by actually doing more work on the project than the child, they are actually cheating those kids out of the rewards offered by the organization and the fair.

Let’s always keep in mind the “who” and the “what” behind the spirit of 4-H and the county fair.

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