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Seth Gunkel
Club reporter
It’s that time of year again when the Johnson County 4-H Clubs’ year ends, and the new 4-H year begins.
The JOCO fair is over, camps have been attended, project learning wraps up, and members start again. New club officers are nominated to their new leadership roles and being voted for at elections in clubs at the September meetings in preparation for the 2017-18 year.
In October, the 4-H program’s yearly cycle begins and allows youth (ages 7-18) to learn leadership-how to run a meeting, a committee, take or teach a class of a 4-H project, practice citizenship with their home club, participate in club activities and learn from special speakers or demonstrations.
The learning that goes on in 4-H does not stop of club events but also extends to county camps, activities and county projects and from there goes on to state led leadership opportunities. If you are interested in becoming a part of 4-H, or just learning about a club near you to visit, go to for more details for dates and times and club leader contacts to check the program out.