Sanborn County Farmers Union Day Camp held in Forestburg with 70 attending

Sanborn County Farmers Union Day Camp was held on May 25 at the 4-H Building with 70 kids attending. The day focused on learning and fun, including a honeybee theme, and was kicked off with a presentation on Beekeeping by Baysinger Honey Farm with Verald Baysinger and Daylyn Baysinger.

Next up were six round table presentations by members of the Town ‘N Kountry Kids 4-H Clubs: “Making Playdough with Honey” by Hope Baysinger and Mary Catherine Hansen, “Exercise and Stretching Fundamentals” by Brady Larson, “Planting Seeds” by Brooklyn Larson and Kaidence Fridley, “Raising and Showing Sheep” by Xavier Baysinger and Shiloh Senska, “Making Fairy Gardens” by Hudson Fouberg and Delaney Zoss, and “Raising and Showing Poultry” by Bailey Feistner.

Lunch was served by Camp Coordinator Pat Carsrud and Lisa Snedeker, including hotdogs grilled by Mark Snedeker.  

The SD Farmers Union summer day camping theme was soil, and featured lessons on soil conservation, soil health and how soil mapping works. Groups learned how soil mapping directly affects seed inputs in a program called “The Dirt on Soil.”

After lunch were Farmers Union Camp round table sessions including Painting with Soil; Making a “Bee” craft; Learning about Farmers Union history and cooperatives; Learning about soil; Making a tic-tac-toe craft; Enjoying a snack of a smoothie, frozen yogurt bars, and protein balls, all made with honey; and Receiving a free Farmers Union t-shirt.

Throughout the day, participants enjoyed playing games during free time.

State Farmers Union staff helping with the event were State Education Director Rachel Haigh-Blume, Shelby Ruland, Samantha Olson, Elle Hoops, Danielle Schmitz and Kelcey Butler.  4-H Youth helping with the afternoon activities were Acaiya and Isaiah Schultz, Hope, Shiloh and Mary Catherine.  Sanborn County Farmers Union volunteers were Education Director Pat Carsrud, Mark Snedeker, Lisa Snedeker and Paula Linke. The day ended with games provided by Allegra Fink. The sponsors for the day included these Cooperatives and Cooperative affiliated businesses that serve Sanborn County: Agtegra, Forestburg Farmers Elevator, Central Electric, Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, Woony Foods and Santel Communications.

…See pictures in the June 4 issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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