Meet Lisa Bates, a McKinley 4-H student who is an 11th grader with Yosemite Valley Public Homeschool Charter. Here’s what Lisa’s 4-H Advisor has to say about her:
“Lisa Bates is a 16 year old and is the McKinley 4-H Club President for the 20/21 program year. This is her fourth year as a McKinley 4-H member and her first year in the cattle group. As a student of a public homeschool charter, she gets her education from varying resources such as taking classes at the community college and taking a very active role in her 4-H club.
In the last 4 years, Lisa has raised and shown rabbits, chickens and goats at The Big Fresno Fair. While she enjoyed all of those animal projects she has decided the cattle project is her favorite. She started this year knowing virtually nothing about cattle or the beef industry and with two leaders who were learning everything there is to know right along with her. Besides the countless hours Lisa put into working with and training her market steer, Neil (not veal), she also spent numerous hours researching and networking with industry professionals to gather the most relevant information necessary for raising a healthy market ready steer.”