Youth and Ag club hosts annual rabbit show

Clarion News editor

The Wolf’s Corners Youth and Ag Club conducted its annual rabbit and guinea pig show March 19 at the fairgrounds, with more than 40 entries.

The show featured an educational rabbit showmanship clinic hosted by Samantha Jackson who also judged the show.

The spring rabbit comes as the club regroups under the leadership of Tiffany Miller and Archie Graham.

Miller said Young and Ag was formed about 20 years ago as an agricultural group that takes pride in reaching community youth in everything agriculture and leadership.

“We provide meetings and clinics that provide all the tools they would need to be successful in the program,” said Miller. “We are continually accepting new members and we are coming up with new ways to create a growing successful program.”

Youth and Ag has upcoming horse fun shows, rabbit shows, and cow clinics open to the community.

“We have a week-long fair the beginning of every July where we show equine, cattle, swine, goats, sheep, rabbits, and poultry,” said Miller. “This year we are also participating in Mayfest parade and talking about joining the Indian Festival parade in Tionesta as well.”

At the annual Wolf’s Corners July 4 fair, the club will conduct its livestock auction at 1 p.m. on July 9, giving the club members a chance to sell their animals to raise money to pay for the next round of animals.

Miller said the kids take great pride in the animals they raise and sell.

Youth and Ag is similar to a 4-H club, but also different.

“I believe we are a little more relaxed,” said Miller. “We don’t require our kids to make speeches or write essays and we don’t restrict our kids by age. But we just like 4-H, we provide structured leadership and opportunity and we look forward to growing.

“Our future is bright and we look forward to making this program the best it can be.”

Anyone interested in joining the Youth and Ag program can contact the group through its Facebook page or attend a meeting. The meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at the fairground building.