4-H Files Erin Bayless

(Candis) So Erin, tell us about what you were doing here today at the Shawnee County Spring Show. (Erin) Today I am showing my steer and my Limousine heifer. (Candis) What do you think of this experience? (Erin) It’s definitely a lot of fun. It’s definitely something everybody should give a shot. It’s a lot of work, but it is fun. (Candis) What did you do to prepare for today’s show? (Erin) I’ve been working with my heifer for probably, 3-4 months now since September. And then my steer, I have been working for a little over a month and just work with him. And today I washed and dried and clipped. We put some super duper hair spray on them. (Candis) What is your favorite part of the beef project? What do you get out of it? (Erin) What I get out of it is definitely spending time with my animals. I love just getting that connection with them. It definitely shows in the ring overall. So I mean and that being in the ring and getting to show everybody, this is mine! (Candis) What do you think, overall, 4H has done for you? (Erin) Definitely 4H has given me some opportunities I don’t think I would have gotten otherwise. It has given me whole new friends, you know, basically another family. (Candis) Do you take any of these skills you use for 4H in these shows in these, do they work in other parts of your life? (Erin) Oh yeah, Yes, definitely, responsibility because I am taking care of something else. Not a job, but less restraint. Anyways, yeah it definitely it puts a lot more responsibility and more “go for it” attitude. (Candis) Tell me about your 4H club. (Erin) My 4H club is Auburn 4H Club and it’s huge. We have 50 members, I think, I was secretary last year so I should know. There’s a lot of younger kids and they definitely look up to all us older kids and it’s fun, it’s joyful, I love being there. So, it’s awesome. (Candis) Very good.


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