4-H Youth Shine at Wayne County Fair

Area 4-Hers got a chance to show off their wide range of projects throughout the 2017 Wayne County Fair.

Everything from rabbits to swine and from plants to pictures were on display and in the show ring.

Nebraska 4-H Extension Educator Amy Topp says 4-H offers a wide range of project areas for all interests throughout the year.

”Some things that don’t go on at the fair or during the fair are things like our robotics program which happens during the school year and shooting sports, who have their trailer here, but also compete throughout the year. 4-H offers over 150 different project areas so there’s really something for every interest that you might be looking into,” Topp said.

Most 4-H youth spend all year in preparation of the county fair and other 4-H events with many advancing onto state level competitions. The fair is a time for them to compete, celebrate their achievements and spend time with not only their own club but others from across the county.

Topp also commends the work ethic of those involved in 4-H.

“I just am always amazed at the amount of talent that they have and the amount of effort and dedication that they and their families have to the program,” Topp said.

4-H has a very strong focus on career and college readiness with a high percentage of seniors in the program planning to further their education. That statistic comes as no surprise to those who have seen the impact of 4-H in their lives and the community.

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