Hearts of gold

Livestock show teaches values and touches hearts


April 7, 2022

Courtesy Sara Fleenor

Back row: Justin, Shane Tenke, Riley Banker, Savanah Peterson, Jameson Fleenor, Lily Lindholm, Keaton Mills, Natalie Curren, Wyatt Flayhaven; front: Bridget Helms, Tregg, Rylan, Tucker, Kellen, Rose, Ethan, Millie, Jayden.

Despite snow and frigid temperatures, the first annual "Heart of Gold" livestock show was held March 30 at the Crook County Fairgrounds in Sundance.

Participants from Sundance Elementary learned about showing and the care of a variety of animals. These students were taught basic livestock care and show skills by members of Crook County 4-H and Bearlodge-Sundance FFA.

The idea for the livestock show came from the National Association of Extension Youth Development Professionals annual conference attended by 4-H Educator, Sara Fleenor. It was a great way to introduce younger elementary kids...

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