Hard Work Pays Off for 4-H Youth

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4-H youth got to show off their hard work at the Adams County Fair.

By JENNIFER GARREAU

Record Editor

 

The fair was held July 31st through Aug. 2nd, at the Adams County Fair Grounds in Hettinger.

The fair was kicked off with static exhibits on display and the 4-H dog show on Thursday, July 31st, livestock shows and wheelbarrow races on Friday, Aug. 1st and open class livestock shows on Saturday Aug. 2nd.

Kaden Schauer, had an especially busy summer, showing at the State Fair the week prior, where he won the Polypay Ram Championship. Schauer, who is eleven years-old is a member of The Adventures 4-H Club and this is his third year in 4-H. He had static exhibits in woodworking, year book, corn, a drawing, eggs, photography, vegetables, foods and built a model ship of the USS Arizona that took him almost a year to complete.   He also showed his chicken, pigs named Big Butt and Sweetheart, his goat named Ed and sheep named Bonnie and Clyde.

“It takes a lot of work to get ready for the fair. All the animals must be worked with and handled and cleaned up to bring into town,” he said. “But it’s worth it because we get to raise all the extra animals.”

Schauer said the most important thing he has learned in 4-H is, “if you’re planning on making money with your animals don’t choose a pig. I learned that the hard way.” He said he has made the most money with his goats.

Tatum Fitch said what she likes about 4-H is that we are “always learning something new and getting experience with animals I wouldn’t normal have. 4-H has changed my life.”