Annual report: county agricultural committee, Winnebago County: November 1, 1939 to October 31, 1940
4-H club work, pp. 16-18 PDF (862.3 KB)
/ 6. CLUB WORK Youth activities through 4-H club organizations was a major project again the last year. Rural youth of today will be the farmers and homemakers of tomorrow, Upon them must rest a large share of our hopes for rural America. Practical training to better prepare these boys and girls is one of the objectives of 4-H club work. The history of our agricultural progress reveals that many of our finest improvements in farming and homemaking have been introduced to the farm rural areas through the 4-H club boy and girl, F-:ur-H club work in Winnebago County is one of the better ways of reaching the rural communities with an educational program. The second objective of the 4-1 club program stressed in rinnebago County is the development of farm leadership. Through a full, club program our boys and girls are being trained to understand the agricultural problems w ork out solutions, and above all else are developing an ability by which they may stand up before people and present a thorough discussion of agricultural problems. The county 4-H club program was headed by the county agricultural agent and the county home agent. These two leaders were guided in their w ork by a council of county 4-H club leaders. This 4-H club council was a policy making group upon which the county agents depended for helpful guidance. The 4-H executive Council is ccmposed of 12 A4H club leaders -- 6 adult leaders and 6 junior leaders. The council meets on an average of once each six weeks with a full slate of officers in charge. Upon the council rested the responsibility of drawing up the 4-H club program for the year nnd directing its execution. This type of organization has accomplished much in unifying the county 4-H club program and bringing about a better club program with an achievement of 78s5%, the highest in Winnebago Countyls 4-H history. Highlights of the 1940 Winnebago County 4- H club program were: 1 525 club members 2. 39 4-H clubs 3. 55 adult leaders 4. 28 junior leaders 5. 71% achievement 6. County 4-H club council maintained with regular meetings. 7. Leaders training schools were held to give assistance to 4-H leaders. 8, One-day dairy judging schools held 9. One-d6y livestock judging school held. 10. A county 4-H club roundup was held to select the county de]egates to the state contests. The following teams and individuals were s elected to represent the county at the State Fair in the boys' divisicns.
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