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Struthers Family

The Struthers Family’s journey with 4H began in the late 1960’s when Anne Struthers became the leader of the Evergreen 4H Club, Sue and her sisters Jodi and Amy began their 4H careers in general projects like cooking, and Veterinary Science. As soon as possible Joe and Anne Struthers purchased a parcel of land and invested in the families first livestock projects, a small herd of Shorthorn cows. Jodi and Sue concentrated on breeding beef and rabbit breeding projects for the next decade until they both aged out of 4H. The family rejoined 4H in 2006 when Sue’s daughter Kenzie turned six and was old enough to join. Kenzie joined the Critters and Creations Club and Sue became a project leader with the club. Sue and Kenzie decided that a goat project would be fun, so Kenzie got three angora goats. As the herd grew and Kenzie started to bring friends home she would ask them if they wanted to join 4H. All of them wanted to join, but they all lived in town and couldn’t have goats. Kenzie decided that she wanted to share with other children even if she was beaten by her own goat in the show ring.. Working with the extension agent Sue and Kenzie developed the Lease A Goat program in 2013 as a trial run with 5 kids. Over the years the program has grown from 5 members to 16 members. Many of the youth who started in the Lease A Goat program have continued on with other projects. Over the years the Fiber Goat show has grown and up until she passed in Aug 2015, Anne Struthers was a sponsor of the goat show and spent every fair in the goat barn. Kenzie has been very active in her 4H career with fiber goat and breeding rabbit projects, She has served as an officer in Critters and Creations for three years, is a member of the youth council serving as Vice President this year, and has attended Leadership Development Conference and the State Senate. Kenzie has been Boulder County’s Outstanding 4H Member as both and Intermediate and a Senior. She is a member of the Rabbit judging team and won Reserve Champion Intermediate Round Robin and Champion Senior Round Robin. Sue keeps busy with teaching showmanship and animal husbandry every weekend. Nothing makes Sue and Kenzie happier than seeing 4H youth learn, grow and succeed in their 4H projects.
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