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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

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Down on the farm

Meghan Kieffer with her rabbits.

In March, Kiersten Heckel, Tuscarawas County 4-H educator, and Chris Kendle, FCS educator, planned an event with the Dover Public Library to introduce youth to 4-H and farm animals. When the pandemic changed their plans, Heckel and Michelle Moon, 4-H program assistant, created “Down on the Farm, ” eight videos highlighting 4-H members and their animals. Thanks to a long-standing partnership with the library and the Zoom video conferencing platform, children were able to sign-in, watch the videos, then ask the 4-H youth questions.  According to Heckel, “It was a great opportunity for our 4-H’ers to use their public-speaking skills and promote 4-H to families.”

You can go down on the farm, too and view their videos at the links below.

Squeal Appeal (Swine) - starring Emma Leggett of the Boots & Chutes 4-H Club



Something to Crow About (Poultry) - starring Jonathon Domer of the 4-H Jr. Achievers



It’s More Than Horsin’ Around (Horses) - starring Gemma, Cora, Aria & Isla Dotts of the Boots N Bling 4-H Club



Just a Goat and Her Girl (Goats) - starring Kylie Stein of the 4-H Jr. Achievers



Just Hopping Around (Rabbits) -  starring Meghan Kieffer of the Atwood Lakers 4-H Club



A Mooving Experience (Dairy) - starring Peyton Vickers of the Happy Harvesters 4-H Club



Beef Up Your Knowledge (Beef) - starring Barrett Evans of the 4-H Jr. Achievers



What Do Ewe Know (Sheep) - starring Adeline Kendle of the Above & Beyond 4-H Club