Gregory Vermey is currently a member of the Chatham-Kent 4-H Association. Gregory is a grade 9 student at Ursuline College in Chatham where his favourite subject is gym. He comes from a family of three boys, all of which have been involved in the 4-H program. His mother Marcia is a 4-H leader and father Marty is a 4-H Alumni. Gregory joined 4-H because it was around his age that his dad originally joined the 4-H program.
With the many clubs Chatham-Kent 4-H offers, Gregory has participated in the Blenheim Field Crop, Financial Fitness, Rabbit and Vet clubs. To date, Gregory has completed 6 4-H projects. Beyond the local level, he has participated in regional Discovery Days in Ridgetown where he enjoyed the food, playing games and meeting new people!
“4-H has changed my life by making me a better leader and teaching me how to judge different classes,” Gregory recalls, having placed 2nd in the junior class at our local Judging Competition. 4-H has also given him the opportunity to learn about a variety of topics such as soil quality, exotic animals, care of rabbits and how to save money, just to name a few.
With every 4-H experience, come some amazing memories. Gregory’s favourite memory is when he won 3rd place with his shelled corn sample at the local Field Crop Achievement Day, and then went on to place 1st with his sample at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.
Outside of 4-H, Gregory stays busy playing hockey and soccer. As well as on the farm, taking care of their 7 cows, 2 goats and 24 chickens alongside his 2 brothers.