Several 4-H events occur in past week throughout county

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Several 4-H events occur in past week throughout county

RITA BRHEL| CLAY COUNTY NEWSV

Clay County 4-H held a Youth for the Quality Care of Animals training on April 22 at the fairgrounds. Rachel Adams of Fillmore County Extension, at the left, was the presenter. The training is required for all 4-H members who will be showing livestock, aside from horses and pets, at the county fair this summer. Pictured here, Ethan Shaw, left, and Christian Shaw sift through flour to uncover potential hazards (candy bards) in animal bedding (flour).

HANNAH COLLINS | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Damaris Rodrigez builds an edible model of a brain cell using a cookie, frosting, sprinkles and licorice during the “Messing with the Message” afterschool 4-H event at Harvard.

RITA BRHEL | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

On April 22, Clay County 4-H hosted a Soil Science workshop at the fairgrounds, with Brandy VanDeWalle as the presenter. During the event, 4-H’ers learned about soil identification (adding water to dirt on hands to feel consistency and passing around cups/bags of different types of soil, whole group) and soil dissection (making a test tube of water and soil, which allowed the soil parts to settle out over time). Pictured here, Harper Lange, foreground, and Chase Batterman, background, test soil identification.

RITA BRHEL | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Clay County Extension hosted a Clover Kid safety workshop on April 18 at the Fairgrounds for children ages 5-7. Brandy VanDeWalle served as the presenter. Activities included practicing dialing their home phone number, learning their home phone number/address/parents’ names, and making a first aid kit. Here, Cheryl Meyer helps Lovaeh Meyer with an activity.

HANNAH COLLINS | CLAY COUNTY NEWS

Lilly Griess, background, laughs as Eli Ladehoff hits the balloon during an activity where students played a combination of the telephone game and keeping the balloon from hitting the floor while hitting it back and forth, which stimulated how difficult it is for the brain to send messages in body when impaired, during the “Messing with the Message” 4-H afterschool program at Sutton.

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