Fur and Feather 4-H Club practices showmanship


By Gracie Goodwin - 4-H news reporter



Austin Terrell giving a demonstration.

Austin Terrell giving a demonstration.


Hannah Gerard working with Advisor Kevin Bogan on showmanship.


Hannah Perry, left, and Katie Hinkle, right, working with Advisor Michael Cook on showmanship.


Junior members working showmanship with Advisor Debbie Harvey while Ace Terrell turns his rabbit over for inspection. Left to right are Brody Hoff, Gage Brandenburg, Gracie Goodwin, Riley Seddlemeyer, and Ace Terrell.


Submitted photos

The Clinton County Fur and Feather 4-H club met on May 11 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in the Rabbit Barn. President Emily Goodwin called the meeting to order. Pledges were led by Katie Hinkle who did the Pledge of Allegiance and Austin Burden who did the 4-H pledge. Brody Hoff did a health report.

The advisors gave updates. Kevin Bogan gave Senior Fair Board updates and updates about upcoming events. Bella Cook talked about the design of the club T-shirts and colors.

Then, Carissa Brandenburg demonstrated how to groom a rabbit, and gave tips on taking good care of your rabbit and getting it ready to show.

Demonstrations were done by Austin Terrell who did a demonstration with his Florida White Senior Buck. Riley Seddlemeyer did a demonstration with her broken black Mini Rex.

Members brought their rabbits to practice showmanship with the advisors.

We split into three groups to do showmanship. Advisors Debbie Harvey and Vicki Bogan practiced with the Beginner group. Advisors Michael Cook and Bella Cook practiced with the Intermediate group, and Advisor Kevin Bogan practiced with the Seniors.

It was our first meeting in the rabbit barn for the summer. Everyone enjoyed being back in the rabbit barn working with their projects.

Austin Terrell giving a demonstration.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/06/web1_Austin-Terrell.jpgAustin Terrell giving a demonstration.

Hannah Gerard working with Advisor Kevin Bogan on showmanship.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/06/web1_Hannah-Gerard.jpgHannah Gerard working with Advisor Kevin Bogan on showmanship.

Hannah Perry, left, and Katie Hinkle, right, working with Advisor Michael Cook on showmanship.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/06/web1_Hannah-Perry-and-Katie-Hinkle.jpgHannah Perry, left, and Katie Hinkle, right, working with Advisor Michael Cook on showmanship.

Junior members working showmanship with Advisor Debbie Harvey while Ace Terrell turns his rabbit over for inspection. Left to right are Brody Hoff, Gage Brandenburg, Gracie Goodwin, Riley Seddlemeyer, and Ace Terrell.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/06/web1_Main-Photo.jpgJunior members working showmanship with Advisor Debbie Harvey while Ace Terrell turns his rabbit over for inspection. Left to right are Brody Hoff, Gage Brandenburg, Gracie Goodwin, Riley Seddlemeyer, and Ace Terrell. Submitted photos

By Gracie Goodwin

4-H news reporter