A local 4-H’er,Jordan Furer, of the Country Timer’s 4-H Club, was selected to attend the National 4-H Congress, held from November 28 through December 2, in Atlanta, Georgia. Delegates to this national event were selected earlier in the year based on their documented 4-H and community achievements. Jordan was selected based on his state and local involvement with rabbits.
The purpose of the National 4-H Congress is to reward each delegates' achievements; provide new and educational and cultural experiences; provide a forum for interaction and exchange of ideas among youth and adults; and encourage leaders of business, government, education, and public affairs to share in the development of youth. This year the theme of the congress was “Passport to Excellence”
Jordan reflected on his participation by saying, “During my time there I learned about the different cultures around the United States and Puerto Rico. The most fun I had was at the international dance which had food stands from around the world such as Italy, England, Russia, Spain, Sweden, U.S.A, China and France. All of the delegates kept busy during the 4-H National Congress attending a variety of workshops each day. While there, I also had the opportunity to volunteer at the Atlanta Community Food Bank where myself and 49 other delegates sorted 16,469lbs of food, then boxed that into 13,724 meals."
More than 1,000 youth participated in the National 4--H Congress in Atlanta. Jordan was one of 28 youth in Ohio who were selected to attend out of more than 500 interested applicants.