"The Skinny" on Park County 4H: Interview w/Tycee Mohler

May 16, 2018

Why is 4H important for kids growing up in such a tech loaded world? Technology has affected 4H quite a bit in the last few years. Kids have so many new opportunities it can be difficult to keep them focused on hands on activities. If we can provide an outlet for kids to learn practical skills above and beyond technology, we believe those skills can benefit them the rest of their lives.

What skills are kids learning with 4H? Kids learn a whole lot about livestock showing to make the animals look their best, but also the proper ways to feed them and keep them healthy. Beyond ag skills, the kids are also learning about public speaking, trustworthiness, record keeping and community service. These skills will help them in any field they decide to pursue.

What's the most rewarding part of your job? My favorite part of this work is seeing the kids accomplish something, and the "Aha!!!" reaction on their face. I feel so privileged and lucky to be able to see them grow. Knowing that I had a part in that makes me so proud.

What are the kids up to this time of year? Right now the kids are gearing up for their show at the county fair in the end of July. They'll be getting their goats and sheep shortly to feed until then.

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