4-H youth learn through challenges

Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Steer Program truly teaches life skills through this animal project.

Often, you hear of the grand champion of a project or celebrate the trophy winner. 4-H teaches character development through the various projects.

Youth, such as Breanna Keefe and Hannah Schauman in the 4-H Steer Project, proved that for all this year. Their steer either didn’t cooperate with leading or didn’t meet the weight requirements, but that didn’t stop these young members from competing, working hard in the barn and maintaining a level of responsibility beyond their young years.

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 Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.