PAW PAW, Mich. — October 6-12 is National 4-H Week. The theme of this year’s National 4-H Week is Inspire Kids to Do, which highlights how 4-H encourages kids to take part in hands-on learning experiences in areas such as health, science, agriculture and civic engagement. The positive environment provided by 4-H mentors ensures that kids in every county and parish in the country ̶ from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities ̶ are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles and are empowered with the skills to lead in life and career.
To promote agricultural and civic engagement Van Buren County 4-H is partnering with the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, Hood Farms Family Dairy, Wal-Mart (Paw Paw and South Haven) and Tractor Supply Company (Paw Paw and South Haven) to distribute 1,200 gallons of milk on Saturday, October 12. Holy cow!! Stop by TSC in Paw Paw (9am –Noon) or TSC in South Haven (10am – Noon) to get your FREE gallon of milk. Milk will be distributed on a first come first serve basis, limit one gallon per household.
Many people think 4-H is just for kids who live on farms or those interested in raising and selling animals – but that’s not true! Offering a diverse range of topics and interest areas, 4-H is the largest youth development organization in Michigan. Van Buren County 4-H still offers the traditional 4-H projects such as livestock, however one of the largest draws is our outdoor activities; shooting sports, backpacking, camping and so much more. 4-H provides fun, educational opportunities that empower young people with skills to lead for a lifetime and become the foundation for future success. After all, true leaders aren’t born: they’re grown!
For more information on Van Buren County 4-H contact Janice Zerbe, Extension Educator with Michigan State University Extension, 269-657-8213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Michigan State University Extension
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