The Lapeer County “4-H Challenged Me” program was honored at the 97th Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) Annual Meeting at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.
program is a peer-to-peer group in which 4-H coaches teach mildly to severely
disabled children from Lapeer, Macomb, Tuscola and Sanilac counties how to
handle, train and care for sheep, goats and pigs.
"This is what 4-H is all about — helping others and being
kind," Tiffany Howell, Lapeer County Farm Bureau vice president and
organizer of the “4-H Challenge Me” program, said.
"We rise by lifting others."
Sixteen 4-H special members, ranging in age from 5 to 26, and 19 coaches, 9-19, had their first show at the Eastern Michigan State Fair on July 29 in Imlay
Lapeer County was one of 34 county Farm Bureaus nationwide which
the American Farm Bureau Federation recognized. The winners will be highlighted
at AFBF’s 98th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show, Jan. 6-11, in Phoenix.
The CAE program acknowledges and shares successful county Farm
Bureau programs and activities.
The awards are based on county Farm Bureau membership. Counties
compete for recognition in five different groups. Those groups are county Farm
Bureaus with membership of less than 1,000 members, 1,001-3,000 members,
3,001-5,000 members, more than 5,001 members, and for collaborative
multi-county activities regardless of membership size.
Organizations in this story
Michigan Farm Bureau 7373 W. Saginaw Hwy Lansing, MI 48917
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