Well that’s just bull….

CV MOW_steerDid you know that 4-H isn’t just for kids that live on farms?  4-H touches more than 6 million youths in urban and rural communities alike making it the largest youth development organization in the nation.

From the left: Jim Long, Mark Alps, Cheri Osterhoudt, Holly Oxley
From the left: Jim Long, Mark Alps, Cheri Osterhoudt, Holly Oxley

On Saturday August 9th 2014 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Long’s Insurance Agency proudly partnered with United Power, Ward Electric, Aurora Dairy, Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce and Encana to bid $4200.00 on a Steer at the Boulder County Fair Junior Livestock Market Sale. Why would we want to buy part of a steer?  Well that question is easy to answer.  The proceeds from the sale of livestock at this event go to the 4-H or FFA youth who is responsible for the animal sold. The money is used for expenses incurred on their projects and or will go toward the child’s college fund.  In our case the young man who sold us the steer was named Mark Alps.  He taught us a lot about livestock and the 4-H or FFA programs.  We learned that these outreach programs are open to young people from ages 8 – 18.  Many lessons can be learned though these programs but in this case the kids learned proper care and feeding of a livestock animal. Mark Alps from Ft. Lupton with Holly Oxley posed for a picture with us after the purchase of the steer was made. The steer was donated to the Carbon Valley Meals on Wheels (MOW) run by Holly Oxley. We were honored to be a part of such a wonderful event.  For more information about 4-H http://www.4-h.org/.  For more information about Meals On Wheels http://www.mowaa.org/.

 

Mark proudly shows his steer to the audience
Mark proudly shows his steer to the audience