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An Iowa family has embraced raising goats
Doug Reynolds never imagined that one day he would have a herd of goats roaming his acreage near Earlham, Iowa. But when his daughter Macy entered 4-H, she wanted to show goats more than anything....
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One show halter and a show stick guide a 1,000-pound animal. Those seemingly simple pieces of equipment have harnessed a lifetime of lessons for many young people.
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Barnes' Place in Adel, Iowa is full of personal touches, handcrafted decorations and a variety of accommodations to make your wedding day special.
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Selecting the right animal increases your odds of getting the blue ribbon
Showing beef cattle is a popular project for kids in 4-H and FFA. David Kirkpatrick is a beef extension specialist at the University of Tennessee. He says when you're choosing a steer, the number...
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I've been thinking about 4-H, as two people from my 4-H years died last week. Edith Kilby was my 4-H leader in Calvert, Maryland. She encouraged me to enter demonstration and speech contests...
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Lexi Marek talks about her family's farm and how her involvement with agriculture lead her to where she is today.
Lexi Marek talks about her family's farm and how her involvement with agriculture lead her to where she is today.
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How has 4-H impacted you?
What impact has 4-H had on you?
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Do some research and know your child’s abilities
I grew up on a small acreage in Eastern Iowa. We had a barn and plenty of room for a corral, so my siblings and I raised heifers and steers as our 4-H projects. Club calves were popular projects in...
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Whether you purchase a bucket calf or wind up with one by chance, these tips from Iowa State University Extension will help ensure it grows up to be healthy.
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Meet some of the special animals that live on our readers' acreages, then share a photo of your critters in our <a href="http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/photos/" target="...