Learn by doing – AgriNews

As you can see from the title of my blog, this is another part of my 4-H saga with my kids and the struggles and successes we’ve had.

This story revolves around my two children exhibiting sheep and having to complete YQCA certification, also known as Jeune for quality animal care.

Graham and Addy both had to finish their YQCA to show off their sheep at the Johnson County Fair. However, each had to take a different course due to their age.

I started with Graham, whose program focused on the importance of record keeping and planning, as well as how to read a water chart to make sure his animals were getting enough water.

He was trying his best to be careful, but when it came to the quizzes he was a little confused – and I admit I was too, as some of the instructions and questions weren’t very clear.

After about two hours of listening and answering questions about good animal care and the importance of good record keeping, Graham was done.

Then it was Addy’s turn, and I would hesitate to say that I wasn’t eager for Addy to do it because she tends to have little patience at times.

However, I was pleasantly surprised to see Addy very interested in basic animal husbandry as well as proper feeding and the importance of providing water for the cattle.

She was very excited to click through the different parts of the modules, and within an hour, she had completed all the knowledge and skill generators and passed all the quizzes.

Stay tuned for more blogs on the 4-H saga. I’m sure there are more to come.

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