4-H Members Attend Agricultural Day at Massachusetts State House

Susan Doubek of Bedford with Senator Flanagan. Susan is on the far right. The boy on the left is Joe Wirthlin from Hanscom AFB, and the boy between the Senator and Susan is Shawn Bingham of Lunenburg.
Joe Wirthlin of Hanscom AFB (l) and Susan Doubek of Bedford (r) with Senator Jennifer Flanagan (D-Lunenberg) and Shawn Bingham of Lunenburg. Courtesy image

Submitted by the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation

50 Massachusetts 4-H members participated in the Massachusetts Agricultural Day (“Ag Day”) at the State House in Boston on March 31, including Susan Doubek of Bedford and Joe Wirthlin of Hanscom AFB. Bedford 4-H leader Sandy Couvee lauded both young people for their commitment to the organization, “They are both spectacular,” she said.

Accompanied by 15 adult chaperones (parents, 4-H leaders and 4-H educators), the kids visited 60 legislators to provide them with information on Massachusetts 4-H Youth Development and present them with a reusable 4-H grocery bag with literature on 4-H programs. Many kids shared their personal 4-H story, explaining why they are passionate about 4-H and the difference it has made in their lives.

Massachusetts Ag Day is an annual event at which farmers from around the Commonwealth come together to focus legislative attention on agriculture. The day is both a celebration of the hard work and diverse products produced across the Commonwealth as well as an important opportunity for farmers to have their voices heard by legislators. Many 4-H programs focus on aspects of agriculture.

About Massachusetts 4-H Youth Development
Massachusetts 4-H Youth Development reaches more than 27,000 young people in the Commonwealth with science-based curriculum, hands-on learning and diverse programs to grow confident, capable and caring kids and provide them with skills for work and for life. Based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 4-H has seven regional offices. For more information, visit www.mass4h.org.

About Massachusetts 4-H Foundation
Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to fostering youth development across the Commonwealth. The Foundation provides resources to support and strengthen 4-H through fundraising, promoting public awareness, program sponsorship and advocacy. For more information, visit www.mass4hfoundation.org

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