MADISON, Neb. (KTIV) – The week-long Madison County Fair kicked off this week. You can enjoy the carnival, live entertainment, games, and a petting zoo. But, a big part of this fair involves members of 4-H.
“It’s just learning responsibility,” said Haley Grudzinski, 4-H Member. “You learn so much from 4-H”
4-H is a program developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help young people become productive citizens by teaching them in useful skills, community service, and personal development.
At the Madison County Fair, 4-H members are involved in the rabbit show. They say the animal shows help them with their public speaking skills, because they must present to a judge in front of an audience. But, public speaking isn’t the only benefit. “In my group I’ve been president and vice president,” said Grudzinski. “You have to lead your group, and do community service projects. That helps a lot for your future.”
Wednesday’s show involved rabbits, but many 4-H members raise many different animals. “I’ve been raising a bucket calf and a bunny.” said Kayton Werner, 4-H Member.
Grudzinski says it’s her 12th, and final, year in the program. She’s sad, but she encourages anyone who has the opportunity to join 4-H.
If you haven’t made it out to the Madison County Fair yet, there is still time. Activities continue through Sunday. Click here for a link to the list of events.