Madison Living - Kentucky Winter 2018 - Page 29

Micah Lynch and her heifer prepare to head into the ring at the Madison County Fair & Horse Show. Lynch has been competing in cattle shows since she could walk. in popularity is shooting sports. Popular amongst archery students, the program runs from April to September and has been a wonderful connection between the schools and the extension office. “It’s a great way for those students to continue that activity year round,” Adams said. One thing Adams said most people don’t know about 4-H is the outreach work they do in the schools. In fourth and fifth grade classrooms, extension agents Darst, Clark and Scott provide enrichment to activities in conjunction with what the students are learning, especially in the STEM areas. “We have some supplies and materials here that we’ve purchased through grant money or other means, that we can take into the classrooms,” she said. “It is normally things that our schools might not have access to due to budget constraints.” Regardless of what skill one wants to learn or program they want to attend, Adams said there is something for everyone and it will always be that way. The extension office caters to the needs of the county. When someone calls the extension office, Adams said they can expect to talk to a real person as well, something that is becoming less and less common as technology advances. For more information about the extension office and what programs they offer, visit madison.ca.uky.edu or check out their Facebook page Madison County Extension Office. Interested persons can also call 859-623-4072 or stop by the office at 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond, Ky., Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. WINTER 2018 Madison Living 29