November 20, 2007
4-H continues to influence futures
One student has always known he would have a future with horses. The other started in 4-H at an early age and has developed an interest in poultry science. But both have benefited from their participation in the 4-H Club.
"I've always been interested in animals and wanted to become a vet. Four-H provides opportunities ... that I wouldn't get otherwise," said Ethan Hefner, 16, of Newton.
Lisa Baxter, 17, of Sherills Ford, started out young, participating in a small club and working with sheep. A teen retreat to N.C. State University through 4-H grabbed her interest.
"We did a lot of stuff in a lab," Baxter said, quickly listing activities including dissecting chickens to learn about their reproductive and digestive systems. "We would break eggs at different stages of development. And I went to a hatchery to see how commercial products start."
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Posted by Suzanne at November 20, 2007 09:28 AM