JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) -- Have you ever wondered if 4-H is the right fit for your family?
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is hosting a "Get to Know 4-H Night" where you can find just that. 4-H Program leader Linnea Mattson said you do not need to live on a farm to be a part of 4-H and it is open to everyone ages 5 to 18.
"Most people in Broome County think that n order to be a part of 4-H you have to e on a farm or be in agriculture but a lot of our members do not live on a farm or even have an animal apart of 4-H," Mattson said. "A big part of 4-H is our animal science program, but we offer programming in a variety of things from cooking and baking, to geocaching, and robotics."
4-H Member Reanna Quail said she loves being a part of the 4-H program and enjoys learning valuable life skills, responsibility, and public speaking.
"I am big into showing livestock I show all different kinds of livestock and I do projects all throughout the year," Quail said. "My 4-H group is the 4-H Fireballs and each month we do a project that could include arts & crafts, woodworking, or it could be an educational project."
Mattson said every month there are a variety of programs for members to get involved in, and all of these programs provide hands-on experimental learning.
"Oct. 1 is the beginning of our year so now we are focusing on enrolling and just letting people know that this is the time to get involved," Mattson said.
Get to Know 4-H Night will take place Oct. 19 at the Regional Farmers Market on Upper Front Street. The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
You can learn more about the life skills and hands-on learning taught at 4-H here.