2021 Kim Leach Livestock Project Scholarship Essay Winners

Sally M.

"4H and raising an animal for the fair has been a huge part of my life. It has impacted it from many different aspects. I am 15 years old and have been a member of Las Posas 4h for seven years. I have raised four lambs and three steers for our county fair. Growing up, my entire family was a part of 4H animal projects." Read more

Cadynce T.

"There is so much more that goes into a 4-H project than just feeding and selling your animal. Let's start with feeding. We have a weight limit that we have to meet and can not exceed so it is very important to come up with a feeding plan as well as weighing your animal on a regular basis so that you stay on track." Read more

Sam E.

"Over the past few years I have had the privilege of knowing many people through the fair and 4-H. Those people have given me a wealth of knowledge, not only about livestock and how to properly care for, manage, and show them, but also, and perhaps even more so, what community and proper leadership are." Read more


"In my market goat project I learned to be persistent, dedicated, and how to work really, really hard. My goat taught me how to keep going even if it was hard and how to be determined to reach my goal even when it seemed impossible." Read more

Aliza E.

"My experience in 4-H started when I was very young. I had an older sister who raised lambs and as I saw her raise her animal, I so desperately wanted one of my own. What I didn’t realize at 5 years old was how raising an animal would impact my life. Throughout the years that I have shown and raised my animals for the Ventura County Fair, and through all of these experiences, I have learned many different things." Read more