WILMINGTON — Six 4-H clubs hosted the 3rd Annual Show and Grow Clinic at the Clinton County Fairgrounds on Saturday.
Liberty Livestock, Adams Chiefs, Final Drive, Cookers & Stitchers, Animals Express, and Marion Hustlers held the event at which 4-H members can learn about their Sheep, Goat, and Poultry projects.
Thirty-six youths and 16 parents from six counties attended — Even though many of the attendees did not have power when they left their homes due to the storms late Friday night and early Saturday morning.
The youths and parents all paid a small fee to help offset the cost of their lunch. All of the youth participants received swag bags with halters, hand clippers, catalogs from PBS, and snacks for the morning. They also put their names in for a drawing for three show boxes.
The event began with a 4-H run by 4-Hers from different clubs counties.
Debbie Pratt spoke on Ohio 4-H livestock rules and ethics. Mike Schiff from Midstates Wool Growers talked about different products for your livestock. Joe McCandlish and Jim Wilson spoke on animal nutrition.
Then everyone broke off to go to their species. Sheep presenter was Joe McCandlish from Lancaster; he is the owner-operator of Major League Club Lambs, and a graduate of Wilmington College.
Goat presenter was Chas Grover from Washington Court House. He is a Herdsman for Buckeye Illini Genetics and Green Gate Farms.
Poultry presenter was Hailey Fugate from Wilmington. She is a senior at Mississippi State University where she is working toward a Poultry Science degree with a special concentration in Veterinary Medicine for poultry and small ruminants.