Tonight’s Rotary Club meeting was held at Harvex Agromart located in Oxford Station. This meeting was our annual 4H Corn Roast evening. In the continuing series of visits to 4-H clubs, this year we were informed about field crops by Harry Bennett, 4-H leader and an employee at Harvex Agromart.
The 4-H group he leads is a 10 member group between the ages of 9 and 21. They have named their group “The Bad Weeds”. Tonight 6 youth and their parents were present for the meeting.
Harry went on to tell us that their motto is “Do by Doing”. During their time with Harry the youth learn about farm safety; weed identification; herbicides; and plant fertility. They partner with the Food for All food bank project and raised $6350.00 this past year. Harry also noted that this is the 101st year of 4-H in Canada!