4-H involved in County Fair opening

4-H Teen Ambassadors, young leaders who are skilled, enthusiastic and have a passion for promoting 4-H, provided presentations of their animal projects in the 4-H Building Monday and refreshments were served.

Throughout the day, 4-H members made public presentations on a variety of topics. 4-H Public Presentation participants learned the research process, gained the ability to think and speak in front of a group, developed poise and self confidence and experienced “mastery,” all essential elements that enhance public speaking skills.

Presenting during the VIP tour were: Emily Brown – Rabbit, Kayla Nefedov – Sheep, Nicole Ewer and Robbie Clutter – Goat, Elizabeth Comstock – Hog, Hannah Hornyak and Taylor Young – Dog, Kaitlyn Miller – Dairy, and Stephanie Rogers, Kevin Rogers and Chrissy Dean – Horse.

Monday’s Public Presentations were also provided by: Anna Talbot – Hunger Games, Max Comstock – Turkey hunting, Rachel Comstock – Rabbit foods, Christina Dean – Harness parts, Mackenzy Graziano – 5 Nutrients of Rabbit Food, Kevin Rogers and Stephanie Rogers – Thoroughbred Horse Racing, Karli Gifford – Clydesdales, Montana Pope – EPM, Lacey Johnson – Lamanchas, and Aubin Barber – Equine.

The Chautauqua County 4-H Program features many exciting shows all week at the Fair.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County. CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 664-9502 or visit the website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

For more information about the 4-H Programs or to find out how you can become a supporter of Chautauqua County 4-H, call the 4-H Office at 664-9502 Ext. 214.