Learn about 4-H opportunities at an open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30 at the Payson Public Library.
The 4-H program offers a wide variety of projects in which young people can participate, including 4-H Camp.
According to Lani Hall, 4-H youth development agent with the University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension Service, if enough young people are interested in a project, every effort will be made to make it available to them. The projects cover everything from aerospace to wildlife skull activity and yeast breads.
Agricultural projects are perhaps what 4-H is best known for, and those available to Rim Country youngsters are: 4-H judging and consumer judging; agriculture in the classroom; beef; dairy cattle; dairy goat; horse; junior master gardener; livestock judging; livestock selection and evaluation judging; livestock showmanship; meat goat; poultry; pygmy goat; rabbit; sheep; swine; and veterinary science. Home-making skills are another cornerstone of tradition in 4-H. Projects offered in this area are: cake decorating; child development; consumer smart; crochet; food and nutrition; food preservation; gardening; knitting; microwave magic series; money management; quality assurance and food safety; sewing and textiles; and yeast breads.
Attend the Jan. 30 open house at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to learn which projects have active groups in the area and to share your interest in starting others. For more information, contact Hall at (928) 474-4160 or (928) 595-0655.