The Fab Five 4-H club recently held a showmanship clinic at the Highland County Fairgrounds. The clinic was open to all 4-H members.
Featured at this event were many different species of animals including beef, swine, sheep, goats, poultry and rabbits. All the participants were able to get hands-on experience with the animals and learn how to properly show the animals. Many also went home with resource sheets and knowledge of opportunities they had not known were available to them.
Teaching the participants were Diane Waits of the Highland County Pigs, Poultry and Lambs 4-H Club (poultry); Travis West, Vinton County 4-H Extension educator (rabbits); Julie Krebs and Sarah Covert of the Simply Pygmies Plus 4-H Club (goats); Tonya Fender of the Highland County Pigs, Poultry and Lambs 4-H Club (swine); Lydia Dance, former member of the Fab Five 4-H Club (beef); and Phil and Ronna Achor of Fab Five 4-H Club (sheep).
This is the second showmanship clinic that the Fab Five 4-H Club has hosted and they plan to continue it as a community service project in the future. Thank you to everyone that attended and helping to make it a successful event this year.
Submitted by Sara Newsome, news reporter for the Fab Five 4-H Club.