Recently the Norquay 4-H Bin Busters toured various crop plots as part of their club activities.
The 2020 crop tour saw 12 members from Norquay, Pelly, Sturgis and Canora participate.
As a member of the club each youth rents a minimum of five acres of farmland from his or her parents and then follows the crop year from field preparation to harvest.
They learn about soil, crop staging, weed identification, equipment and the end uses for the crops.
The crop tour gives members an opportunity to share their field with the rest of the club and families. They prepare a two-to-three-minute presentation of the practices used on their field and other facts about their crop. The members also have to make a sign and prepare their area for the presentation. The 4-H club program encourages public speaking and “has seen such growth in the members’ abilities to present and speak in front of a crowd from year-to-year,” according to club leaders.
The Bin Busters will hold their achievement day after harvest where the members get to present again on how their crop finished and wrap up their crop year.