The Perth County Junior Farmers have a new nickname – Junior Farmer Pro Painters! Yes, it’s true we had our crew out painting the livestock shelters at the Listowel Fairgrounds and I must say, members did a pretty fine job. I can say that as the “supervisor” and official media person onsite who did not lift a paintbrush. I was too busy documenting the entire event and of course tweeting away, after all it’s kinda my job!
About a dozen members were in attendance to give the livestock shelters a much-needed facelift and a fresh coat of green paint was just the trick. The Listowel Agricultural Society provided our club with a unique opportunity to work in collaboration with the local 4-H groups to restore the livestock shelters for future use.
The livestock shelters are used during fair time for the 4-H livestock clubs to feature their club calves and get ready for the show ring. And given the strong agricultural roots in the North Perth area, 4-H is thriving. This is evident with the addition of a 4-H beef club, being lead by key members of our Junior Farmers club. Thanks to the willingness of the Agricultural Society, the 4-H beef show is back in the books, after a long hiatus.
While the club isn’t ready to start advertising our painting services just yet, we are proud to have contributed to this important community betterment project, and look forward to seeing everyone at the fair on July 16-19, 2015.
Amanda Brodhagen is the ‘Media Guru’ for Perth JF. Follow her at @AmandaBrodhag and the club at @PerthJF