LIVINGSTON COUNTY — For the third year in a row, Emily Cooper elected to donate the proceeds from her 4-H Market Animal Project to a charitable organization, Mercy Flight.
This was the 11th year of the Livingston County Dairy & Livestock 4-H Auction. While youth have participated in the charity animal program over the years, Emily has consistently supported worthy organizations/causes.
In 2012, she donated the money raised from her swine project animal to Golisano Children’s Hospital. Similarly, in 2011, Emily donated the proceeds to Camp Good Days & Special Times.
This project is not only about how she is using the proceeds from her project animal, but how the process starts. For a minimum of four months, 4-H youth take care of their 4-H projects every day. Emily had to sign up and complete two educational activities along with advertising her projects, before she could even take them to the fair. At the fair, Emily had to participate in showmanship and have the project animal judged independently. The ending result is the evaluation of each youth and their project animal. Emily has shown at a young age that it is gratifying to give to those organizations that help others in need.
If you are interested in learning more about the Livingston County 4-H Youth Program, you can contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Livingston County at 585-991-5420 or 585-335-1752, email@example.com, or visit our website at ccelivingstoncounty.org.