During a Pandemic Your Local 4-H Program and Livestock Sale is More Important Than Ever to Support

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
4-H sheep showmanship during the 2019 Elmore County Fair.
Brad Stokes

The University of Idaho Extension Elmore County Office’s goals include educational programming for agricultural, horticultural, general public and possibly more important educational and hands-on university-approved programs and curriculum for our youth through the wonderful 4-H program. Around 250 youth from Elmore County are annually enrolled through 4-H. Youth participate in various programs and projects, ranging from Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) to Animal Science (AS). A large portion of youth raise and train their own livestock for sale during the culmination of the Elmore County Fair on Saturday at the Elmore County Fairgrounds in Glenns Ferry, Idaho.

The UI Extension 4-H Office takes the health and safety of the general public and our 4-H volunteers/members with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously. There will be plenty of hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes, gloves and a small number of masks available for those who may feel more comfortable with them while attending or participating in the Elmore County Fair. The 4-H shows will be virtually live-streamed on our Facebook page, as well as other locations on the fairgrounds to encourage social distancing, while also allowing high-risk individuals to watch.

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