Field to plate: a 4-H experience

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BURTON, Ohio — Geauga County 4-Hers took a field trip exploring many different agricultural relevant locations.

The first stop was a equine specialty hospital in Burton, Ohio. Here the 4-Hers took a tour of the facility seeing the surgery room and also a specialized water treadmill that is used for rehabilitation and exercise purposes.

Next stop was a Miscanthus farm in Pierport, Ohio. We were able to learn about Miscanthus, which is a crop that has many different purposes, one of which is paper products such as Chipotle bowls. The 4-Hers saw the Miscanthus in the field and also learned about the tools used to cultivate it.

The 4-Hers boarded the bus and were off to the Linesville Fish Hatchery where we were able to see tons of growing walleye fish. Our last stop was the Linesville Spillway in Linesville, Pennsylvania. The group brought bags of bread and fed the many carp.

The Geauga County 4-H Advisory Committee and the Geauga County Farm Bureau helped to make the trip possible.

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