Alan's First Year of 4-H Club Work
I joined 4-H as an eleven year old Farm Kid in Clayton County, Iowa. My Brother and I joined at the same time. Today I commence a series of Post which will feature my 4-H Club Projects. This will be a report of My first Year.
We kept records of our projects each year. The above snap shot is of my first project. I will quote My 4-H Story for the Year 1952.
"My pig project started the 1st of April. Because this is my first year in 4-H I started my project after weaning time. I had my pig in with dad's swine. On the day of our tour I had it in a separate pen. The end of my project was Aug 15 when I sold the pig. I made $18.43 after the feed was paid for. I would have taken my pig to the fair but because of the new sickness I could not. Among the things I learned are as follows:
- How to judge sheep
- How to trim holfs of cow
- To be more friendly
I joined the Jefferson Go-Hawks Feb 4 and at that meeting I entered the Dairy Heifer Contest. At the next next meeting our Leader Alphonse W. Miller read a letter from Pfister Co. It said that any boy or girl could have 5 1/2 lb seed corn free if he would plant it and when It was ripe pick the best ears and show them at the corn show. I took one sample.