4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization. It aims to provide youth with challenges and "learn by doing" opportunities which promote responsibility, skill expansion, leadership, and self discovery. 4-H members are mentored and advised by adults but urged to take charge of their own projects and advance them from one year to the next.
Participants in the 4-H livestock clubs are given the opportunity to manage all aspects of their animals. Each student in the Swine Club keeps track of their animal's feed ration, health, exercise regimen, and financial information. Each year's project provides different challenges and results in an educational experience no matter how many years you've been in the club. When fair week roles around in mid August each member hopes they achieve top honors and get rewarded for their hard work and time spent preparing their projects all summer long.
Lets wish the Weitzels good luck on a positive start to this year's projects!