4-H members and leaders from Clark County spent two days at Symphony Park in Las Vegas to educate 2,000 Clark County School District students K-5 about animals, life sciences and where their food comes from during the 2nd annual Helldorado Farm Days! The 4-H members, ages 5-18, became the instructors as they demonstrated one of the 4-H mottos, “Show What You Know” to the students who arrived by bus to the Helldorado Rodeo grounds on May 14 and 15. The projects represented included, ornithology, poultry production, meat science, rabbits, goats, equine science and horsemanship. The students were treated to a hands-on experience with many of the animals as well as being able to watch horseback riding demonstrations by 4-H members.
On Thursday, the 4-H members were able to meet Cotton Rosser, the producer of the professional rodeo, who is the newest inductee into the into the “The Hall of Great Westerners” by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Mr. Rosser, along with Miss Rodeo NV, gave the students a lesson on the history of Rodeo in America and introduced them to two Mares and their foals!