Let’s meet Alex!
Alex Richardson is a recent graduate of the Chatham-Kent 4-H Program. Alex is a graduate of the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and now works at Thompsons in Blenheim as an Agricultural Consultant. 4-H has allowed Alex to meet new people, experience new things and tour facilities that he would not have seen if not for the 4-H program. Not from this county originally, it has also allowed him to discover what Chatham-Kent really has to offer.
Joining 4-H, his goal was to learn, which fits very well with our motto “Learn to Do by Doing”. Learning from the experience and knowledge of the leaders, guest speakers and dedicated industry representatives has truly been an invaluable opportunity. Throughout his time in the 4-H program, he was involved in the Field Crop, Sugarbeet, Plowing, Sheep and Square Dancing Clubs. Alex was also a member of the Chatham-Kent Go for the Gold Team which competed in Dutton this past year. Representing Chatham-Kent Field Crop Club, Alex competed with his wheat sample at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, placing 4th.
Alex’s favourite 4-H memory is teaching younger 4-H members how to judge, by explaining what to look for in different classes, how to give reasons and taking reasons from new members during judging practices. This allowed Alex to experience the natural mentorship that 4-H provides, where new members look toward senior members for guidance and support.
Outside of 4-H, Alex is involved in the local Plowmen’s Association, enjoys curling and soccer in the summer months. Growing up just outside of town and helping during the summer on his Uncle’s dairy farm, Alex developed a love for agriculture and still enjoys helping out on the farm.
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