4-H Clover Kids take part in sheep mentoring program
The heat was not going to keep the Washington County Clover Kids from having their time in the show Tuesday. For the 10th year, Washington County 4-H Clover Kids had the opportunity to learn more about the sheep project through a special mentoring program which then gives them their very own County Fair Sheep Class. This year 15 members participated.
Interested third-grade Clover Kids were paired with older 4-H sheep project members. The Clover Kids and mentors met two to three times prior to the Washington County Fair. These meetings allowed the 4-H mentor to teach the Clover Kid about sheep and how to show. Many of the Clover Kids learned about feeding and showmanship. Some even helped with shearing sheep for the fair!
During the Washington County Fair Sheep Show, the Clover Kids had the opportunity to show one of their mentor’s lambs. The partnership of the Clover Kids and the 4-H mentors has resulted in a renewed excitement of the sheep project, new friendships, and a wealth of learning.
Crawfordsville Clover Kid member Zach Schmitz talks with the judge while his 4-H mentor Clara Schmitz and Dakota Longbine, member of the Highland Clover Kids listen. Both Schmitz members belong to Todd and Laura Schmitz of Crawfordsville. Longbine is the daughter of Jason and Rachel of Ainsworth.