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Traditions You Treasure

When you think state or county fair, what do you think? Funnel cakes and corn dogs? Ferris wheels and carousels? What about youth, livestock, projects and family traditions?
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Cut Flower Farming?

July is American Grown Flower Month... but we're willing to bet that not too many people know what a cut flower farm looks like, or what is needed to be successful as a cut flower farmer.
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

4-H, FFA and Summer "Break"?

So…while the end is approaching, it is still summer vacation for kids, which means lazy days, relaxing, spending time with friends, etc. right? Well…probably not if you are a 4-H or FFA member. For...
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Hay is for Horses!

Where are our equine aficionados? It’s I Love Horses Day (held annually on July 15th). To honor that, we wanted to share some fun facts about horses (from LiveScience.com)…
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

Livestock Project Thank You Letter

Livestock Project Thank You Letter (for 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Sales) We are right in the middle of fair season in our area, which means that for many 4-H and FFA students, Livestock Show and...
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Everything But the Moo

Everything But the Moo Steaks, hamburgers and pot roast...when most students start thinking about what comes from a cow, these probably come to mind fairly easily. Its probably fairly safe to say that...
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Everything But the Baa

Sheep by product list and products made from sheep If a student were asked to name 3 products that come from sheep, the answer would probably be something like this: "Wool, lamb chops and leg of lamb"...
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Dairy & Dads... June is a Great Month

What are the qualities that you look for most in a leader? Who do you know that exemplifies gravitas? I was reading a book on the topic to prepare to teach a workshop, and the two questions took over my thoughts.
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Young, Beginning, Small and Veteran Farmers

Electronic Record-Keeping Book for 4-H

Oh record books. If you are, or were a 4-H member..or parent, we're sure that you know what we mean. While a necessary part of the whole 4-H project experience, they often get set aside until after...
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National Strawberry Month

Did you know there are an average of 200 seeds per strawberry? Or that (according to botanists) strawberries are not really berries at all, but rather are a member of the rose family?
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