Photos by: Joe Bergman
Following a 14-year run of showing animals at the Kern County Fair, BC student Marcellina Padilla has shown her last animal, a Hereford steer named Zedford.
Padilla has been a member of the Creative Minds 4-H club since age 5, and has showed “every animal except pigs and chickens.” Padilla is aging out of the 4-H club, which has a maximum age of 19, but wants to remain active in the 4-H community.
Zedford received Reserve Grand Champion in the Hereford breed group and placed second in the Leather and Lead (costume) show. Padilla is majoring in Creative Arts while at BC, but one day would like to obtain a degree in agriculture.
Anyone wishing to participate in 4-H can obtain additional information by contacting Pam Padilla at 661-204-1508, or by visiting http://cekern.ucanr.edu/Youth_Development/