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Local 4-H member earns award at State 4-H Day

By Staff | Jun 3, 2016

Ksusha Lowry-Neufeld, a member of the Shenandoah Shamrocks 4-H Club in Jefferson County, competed in the visual presentation category during State 4-H Day on May 21, at Jackson’s Mill, the West Virginia University State 4-H camping facility.

Lowry-Neufeld earned a blue ribbon for her presentation titled “Founding Fathers and Founding Gardeners.”

The presentation explained how important farming and gardening were to our early Presidents, and how history is repeating itself as today we are saving seeds and growing and eating fresh produce from our gardens. President Obama and the First Lady are continuing the traditions of our Founding Fathers as they are growing the largest kitchen garden ever planted on the White House grounds. Other activities during State 4-H Day included a robotics challenge and a celebration of 100 years of West Virginia 4-H camping.