Learn by doing. That is the 4-H slogan. And what better way to put that slogan into practice than teaching young people to give back to their community. The Texas 4-H livestock ambassadors program is making community service a priority, along with exposing their members to new aspects of the agriculture industry.
Brooke Blum, Bayli Williams, and Taylor Swinson are three of the 2013 4-H livestock ambassadors who said that their eyes have been opened to new ideas. But most importantly, they now understand first hand what it means to give back.
"Being an ambassador means a lot to me because I'm able to learn about the different aspects of our industry, and then in the end being able to give back to my community," Blum said.
"To me it means that I get the opportunity to go out and help kids and grown ups as well, understand about this industry and what we're all about. And it is just a way to give back to my community," Williams said.
"Being a 4-H ambassador means learning about all aspects of the program that I didn't even realize, the issues facing our industry and what we're going through, just to protect agriculture and maintain a sustainable agriculture system, and basically just giving back to my community," Swinson said.
The Texas 4-H livestock ambassadors are clearly taking the 4-H slogan to heart. Learn by doing.