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4-H Project Spotlight: Rabbits

Did you know that 4-H project types are endless?  From beekeeping to equine to mastering leadership to cooking, 4-H members are learning new skills and experimenting with new interests and passions.  How? By doing of course!

With over 100 different projects to choose from across Canada, how is a member to choose? In this new blog post series, meet 4-H’ers and learn about their favourite 4-H projects.

NAME: John Ployer
CLUB: Grand River East, PEI

Q: What are meetings like for rabbit projects? 

A: At project meetings we prefer to take a hands-on approach to learning proper care and showmanship for rabbits. We often have our animals in hand the whole meeting. We learn the parts of the rabbit, breeds, traits to look for in your rabbit and proper handling.

Q. What’s your favourite thing you learned through your 4-H project?

A: My favourite things I learned to do in the rabbit project is how to properly display the best traits of your rabbit’s breed, and how to correctly handle a rabbit so that you can show them easily. Rabbits can be energetic and stubborn animals, so proper handling makes showing a better experience for the 4-Her and the animal.

What makes the 4-H program unique is that it’s all about what areas you are interested to experiment in. If you have an idea you’d like to learn more about and it’s not on your province’s project list – most provinces offer a design-your-own-project option, often referred to as a self-determined project.

What are you making, building or doing with your 4-H projects? Share photos of your 4-H project with us and tag @4HCanada in our FacebookTwitter and Instagram posts using the hashtag #4HProject!