HUDSON, N.Y. — The Columbia County Teen Ambassador 4-H Club represented all Columbia County 4-H Clubs when they attended the September Board of Supervisors meeting. There they accepted a proclamation from Supervisor John Reilly of Gallatin who shared how his experiences as chairperson of the Columbia County Economic Development Committee resonate with the goals of 4-H. He sees the 4-H experiences that kids have as important to continuing to grow agriculture in the county as well as encouraging our young adults to stay in Columbia County.
Linda Tripp, 4-H Issue Leader, shared with the supervisors that “4-H clubs see many 4-H members who do not live on farms but who are enrolled in ag-related projects such as dairy cattle, sheep, swine, beef, poultry, and horticulture. 4-H clubs partner with local farmers who allow 4-H members to “borrow” project animals, work with them on the farm, and exhibit them at the Columbia County fair – all the while learning about animal husbandry as well as the business of farming.” The proclamation recognizes National 4-H Week, October 1-7, and the accomplishments of the 4-H Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. The programs provided by this organization are partially funded by monies received from the Counties of Columbia and Greene.
4-H is New York’s only youth development program directly connected to the technological advances and the latest research at Cornell University. 4-H participants learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through hands-on projects in three primary program areas: science and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. To find out more about 4-H and youth programs in Columbia and Greene Counties, contact us at 518-828-3346 or Columbiagreene@cornell.edu or visit our website, www.ccecolumbiagreene.org . You can also “Like” us on Facebook…Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties.
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