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Green County Youth Celebrate National 4-H Week


October 1, 2020

October 4-10 is National 4-H Week, and Green County is celebrating all the great opportunities that the 4-H youth development program offers young people to learn, grow and lead.

“I love being in 4-H because it’s fun and you get to meet new people,” says Reese Speth of the Dayton Dairylanders 4-H Club. “I especially like to work with the animals because I would like to be a veterinarian when I grow up.”

As part of the National 4-H Week festivities, Green County 4-H families will be showing their 4-H pride on Wednesday, October 7th, by wearing a 4-H t-shirt or a green shirt to school or work.

Mickaelynn Andrews, of the Washington Center 4-H Club, says, “I like 4-H because I get to do new things and make new friends at 4-H workshops and activities.”

Michelangelo O’Brien of the New Glarus 4-H club agrees: “Things that I love about 4-H include 4-H camp, showing at the county fair, various workshops, and, someday, I would love to do a foreign exchange.”

4-H is the largest youth development organization in the world, with seven million young people across the globe learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Here in Green County, 4-H is a program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, engaging more than 530 4-H members and 210 adult volunteers.

“I like being in 4-H because we always do kind things for the community, see other member’s projects during our meetings and show at the fair,” says Isabelle Rolli, a Dayton Dairylanders 4-H Club member. “My projects have taught me skills like sewing and caring for animals. 4-H is amazing!”

Learn how you can grow with 4-H, as a youth member or adult leader, by contacting Ellen Andrews, 4-H Youth Development Educator, at Extension Green County at (608) 328-9440 or


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