AMY'S RANCH SLANTS Pledging Character Building
In honor of National 4-H week I thought this column was appropriate for the occasion.
The words of the 4-H Members Pledge are important for all youth in todays society. Raising good and caring citi... Posted on 10/2/11 at 8:00 PM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Fair Memories
I like a county fair, or at least I like the idea of one. I still love the cattle and exhibits, however time has made me a little less tolerant of people. I can accept the need for Carnies on the midw... Posted on 7/16/09 at 6:05 AM
WASHINGTON — In communities across our nation, no tradition runs deeper from generation to generation than that of working on a family farm. By working alongside their parents, grandparents and neighbors, young people learn important life skills and values — the values of hard work, personal responsibility and perseverance. They learn how to problem solve and work on a team to get things done. Agriculture is a way of life; but now the federal government wants to fundamentally change that way of life.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., told Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on March 14 that she had not done a good enough job in reaching out to the farm community or Congress in developing a rule to restrict youth labor on farms.
WASHINGTON — An Obama administration proposal for stricter rules on the employment of youths under 16 turned highly political last week as the Department of Labor pulled back somewhat on the proposal a day before a hearing in the House of Representatives.
Annual banquet recognizes youths
WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County 4-H program conducted its annual banquet and awards ceremony Saturday night in Worthington, handing out numerous awards and accolades to its members and adult leaders.
LAKEFIELD — “Grow Green with 4-H” was the theme for the 2009 Jackson County 4-H Recognition Banquet on Nov. 22. More than 330 people attended the event at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Activity Center in Lakefield. The Enterprise Earners and LaCrosse Loyal Workers 4-H Clubs served as hosts. Accomplishments of members, leaders and friends for 2008-2009 were recognized.
Minnesota 4-Hers from 87 counties exhibited 3,246 projects that were judged in the 4-H Building at the 2009 Minnesota State Fair. These 4-Hers all placed high at their county fairs with their projects, thereby earning them the top honor of showing at the State Fair this year.
When the Dakota County Fair kicked off Aug. 10 there were the expected displays of cattle and sheep from local 4-H members. But there were also a few displays not typically associated with the traditionally agriculture-based organization.
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