As technology changes, the Grimes County 4-H Youth Development Club changes with it.
Jesse Butler, a student at Anderson-Shiro and 4-H member, says it is not just a place for raising animals and plants anymore.
“I have been in 4-H for seven years now, participating in various activities…but, my favorite would be robotics. We have a team of three or four people, we get together, and build a robot. At the competition, we have a table of tasks we have to program the robot to do…I just really enjoy that stuff,” said Butler, during the most recent Commissioner’s Court meeting.
A handful of Grimes County 4-H Youth were present, as a proclamation was ready for National 4-H Week.
While here is something for everyone, Butler says that if you are interested in getting involved with 4-H, remember: you are in it for the long haul.
“It is not something you really sing up fr, it is a commitment. Let’s say you sign up to show a Heifer. You are committing to feeding every night, washing them, making sure they are okay,” said Butler. “That is why I think it is a commitment, instead of something you just say ‘hey I want to do this,’ then drop it.”
You can visit grimes.agrilife.org/4-h-youth-development/ for more information on joining the 4-H Youth of Grimes County.