WELLSTON — A first time 4-H’er decided to take on a goat project his first year.
Weston Foster, 10, along with his goat named “Buddy” appeared in the show arena on Tuesday, July 21.
Foster belongs to the Animal House 4-H Club. He will be going into the 4th grade at Oak Hill Elementary.
When asked what his favorite part of 4-H was, Foster said, “getting to raise the animal.”
The Courier asked what kind of fair food he liked the most, and he answered chicken tenders.
When asked why he chose a goat as his 4-H animal project, he said, “I just wanted something easy to do because it is my first year taking animals.”
A young lady, Haley Krannitz, was assisting Foster before the interview. She explained that they are neighbors and she’s somewhat of a mentor to Foster. Krannitz has shown goats before and has been involved in 4-H for six years.
The livestock show results for goats weren’t available by press time, so it’s unknown how Foster performed his first year. Look in a future edition for show results.