As the school year gets back into full swing, the 4-H Clubs will also be looking to get rolling again.

Karen Olafson and her son Colton caught up with PortageOnline and Colton says, as he enters his ninth year with the club, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people in the community. 

“It's great for socializing,” explains Colton. “You learn a whole bunch of new skills and you get a whole bunch of opportunities to get to take outside (the club).”

He adds since he’s also part of the Central Plains Area Council, he’s been heavily involved with the clubs. 

Karen says, due to the COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, they’re hoping to see more people decide to join their respective clubs.

“There are no restrictions, of course, for vaccination this year, so everyone is welcome to join us once again,” says Karen. “That makes for a little more fun and a little more inclusive.”

She mentions that 4-H is more than just the beef club, as they have clubs for things such as rocketry, bicycling, archery, cooking, woodworking, and more.

To learn more about the 4-H clubs in the Central Plains region, click here.