Looking to the past in the New Year
January 13, 2021
As we look forward to a new year with excitement for new opportunities, it can be important to look back into the past as well. The past can not only teach us but can inspire us, especially when analyzing the rich history of 4-H. In the late 1800s, agricultural researchers were having a difficult time in building relationships with livestock and crop producers, which created extra challenges in distributing new information and equipment. With plenty of attempts made to connect with older, experienced farmers and ranchers, researchers tried a new approach: connecting with youth.