Preparing for the 4-H Animal Sciences In-Service

By: Krysti Dubler
Bowling Green, Ohio
Community Leadership, Community and Extension Education

I have been working at the State 4-H Office for a little over a year and a half now.  As a 4-H Animal Sciences student assistant I primarily work throughout the summer creating and implementing nine different species skillathons for youth participants at the Ohio State Fair.  A skillathon is an educational test with hands on and practical elements that test the knowledge of youth participants in 4-H and FFA.  Other projects I work with throughout the year include 4-H Ambassadors, the Ohio 4-H Conference, and Ohio Beef Expo all in various capacities.

Krysti Dubler, photo 1

Krysti at the 2014 Ohio State Fair.

Recently, we have been preparing for the upcoming Animal Science In-Service for 4-H professionals and 4-H enthusiasts which will be Monday, November 3rd.

The In-Service will provide educational sessions in Quality Assurance, State Beef Cattle up-dates and more.  4-H professionals from across the state as well as senior fairboard members and 4-H club advisors will be in attendance for the betterment of their 4-H communities. My role for the in-service is behind the scenes documenting registration, helping prepare folders for participants and putting packets together for each county to take back and share the knowledge with their counties.