Lane County 4-H Fair 2017

Lane County 4-H Fair 2017

As you may or may not know, the 4-H youth fair is coming up in about a month (the dates are July 19-23 at the Lane County Events Center.) 4-H is a great way to connect with the future leaders of America and support the youth of Lane County.

This year, the 4-H fair coincides with the Lane County Fair, so there is plenty to do for the whole family. 4-H is a wonderful program that many of us here at the Farm Store participated in while we were younger. I showed hogs, dogs and horses, but also entered in the photography, horticulture, container gardening, educational displays and many other events as well. 

The most bittersweet experience for me was when I had to sell my hogs at auction. I was happy to receive the money for college, but sad to see them go. I made many great friends and am still friends with many of them (like the Deedons.) Without 4-H, I don't know where I would be today. 

Although it may be a little late to enroll your kids this year, there is always next year. To find out more about the 4-H program in Lane County, click here. To find out more about the Lane County Fair, click here or here for the schedule of events. 

As always and until next time,
Aspen Johnson

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