Minnesota 4-H

Douglas County 4-H Members and NTF Chairman Carl Wittenburg and his wife, Sharlene

Minnesota turkey farmers Carl and Sharlene Wittenburg have enlisted the help of five Douglas County 4-H members to help train the Presidential Flock for an anticipated trip to the White House. The members also worked with the Wittenburgs on a Science of Agriculture project that involved researching the best bedding for turkey barns. Their project placed 2nd in in the state Science of Agriculture competition.

Meet the 4-H members in this video:

What is 4-H?

4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids experience 4‑H in every county and parish in the country—through in-school and after-school programs, school and community clubs and 4‑H camps.

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