Youth in Ag
Parents: Pam Peirano
Hometown: Conway, Mo.
4-H Club: Whippoorwill 4-H Club
4-H Leader: Theresa Coryell
What is your involvement in 4-H?
“I have been involved in 4-H for eight years and I have had the opportunity to be involved in many projects such as cake decorating, entomology and chickens. Those are all fun projects but my favorite project so far is the horse project I’m working on now. I really like riding horses as well as helping others learn more about horses.” Theresa has had the opportunity to compete at several local shows where she has won several ribbons.
“I have also had the opportunity to hold three officer positions in my chapter. I have held the office of reporter, secretary and vice president. Two years ago I was awarded with best secretary.
“Because I have been able to be a part of many different projects and held multiple officer positions I have been able to win several awards.”
Passing down the knowledge:
The Laclede County Extension Service hosted their first horse camp this summer. Twenty two 4-H’ers participated in the three-day camp. Theresa was a Top-Hand during the camp mentoring younger students.
“At horse camp I really enjoy helping others if they have any questions about the horses. The leaders teach us something new every day so I try to offer my help whenever it is needed. One of the most challenging lessons is teaching others the best way to put in the bit because every horse reacts differently. It has been a lot of fun.
“Through 4-H I have experienced many different things in agriculture that I wouldn’t normally be able to be a part of and I like that I can open that experience up to others.”