Sparks Looks Forward To Showing Her Animals At Richland County Fair

Madison Sparks, Sidney, started her 4-H journey as a Yellowstone Valley Trailblazer Cloverbud in 2012 and is now on her last year with the Forever Buds 4-H club. 

From a young age, she knew she wanted to be in 4-H because of the animals. "The animals definitely were a big part of why I wanted to join 4-H. I love to be around them," said Sparks.

Throughout her time as a 4-H member, she has shown steers, goats, pigs, alpacas, and rabbits. She has also participated in several indoor projects including photography, sewing, quilting, baking, cake decorating, and garden projects.

"My favorite projects are steers and pigs; I also really like cake decorating."

This year, Sparks will be showing her steer, market hog, and alpaca. She will also be exhibiting her photography projects.

"My goal for my projects this year is to get grand champion with my alpaca and a blue ribbon with my hog and steer for both showmanship and market classes."

Her favorite part about being in 4-H is getting to meet new people and seeing all the animals. "It is also great seeing all the support that comes from the clubs and community members."

This fall, Sparks will be attending Dawson Community College, Glendive for business management.

"4-H has definitely helped influence my career decisions and in the future, I hope to stay involved in agriculture."


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