4-H makes return to Princeton

The 4-H season runs October to June, so Baird is busy now organizing and taking registrations.

A Rabbit

New to Princeton, full of energy and inspired, Alana Baird wants to revive 4-H in Princeton.

Baird moved to Princeton with her family in July of this year. The Baird’s own and operate KTL Plumbing.

Their three children raise Holland Lops and earlier this month entered them in the Annual Agricultural Fair.

The 4-H season runs October to June, so Baird is busy now organizing and taking registrations.

“Every child needs one project animal,” said Baird.

Rabbits, dogs, sheep, goats, horses, cows, llama, poultry and swine will be accepted—open to all kinds of farm animals.

Clover Buds is for children aged six to eight years. Juniors are nine to 12 years old and Seniors are 13 to 19 years old. Special programs are available as well for 20 -21 year olds.

High school students can earn credits toward their graduation.

The goal of 4-H is youth development, focusing on knowledge, leadership, citizenship and personal development.

The philosophy of the program can be explained by it’s motto: “Learn to do by doing.”

4-H stands for head, heart, hands and health.

The B.C. government recently announced that it is investing in the future of agriculture with an $87,000 grant for the B.C. 4 – H program.

4-H is known for teaching youth about agricultural activities. The B.C. government supports 4-H programs that help youth build life and job skills, that guide them into successful career opportunities with agriculture and more.

The skills learned in 4-H can be applied to employment in various sectors including; agrifoods, tourism, education and healthcare.

Almost 30,000 people are employed in B.C.’s primary agriculture and aquaculture industry. these and the fish and food processing industries generate over $10 billion in provincial revenues.

In Princeton, 4-H sessions will take place every second Tuesday with the first meeting taking place in mid-October. Registration fee is $85 per child.

To learn more about 4-H please visit www.bc4h.bc.ca, or give Alana Baird a call at 250-295-0550.

Remember, registration can be taken now.

 

 

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