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Santy's gone far with FFA, now wants to explore 4-H

A couple of years is as far as Kaleb Santy got with 4-H.

Family circumstances interrupted Santy's participation in the Maple Grove 4-H Club near his hometown of Pulaski, he said Friday. Besides, much of his life as a youth was focused more on agriculture and the FFA.

"I did show some baked goods and my gerbil," he said with a laugh, remembering an experience at the Shawano County Fair during that brief stint as a 4-Her.

This summer, the UW-River Falls senior will get reacquainted with the organization as Pierce County's 4-H intern. He said he heard about the opportunity here from one of his agriculture education professors at the college, who mentioned it.

"It sounded like a good idea," he said, expressing regret his own 4-H club membership hadn't lasted longer.

The new intern applied for the position and was interviewed earlier this month, then notified he'd been hired four days later, he said. Although the three-month internship officially starts Wednesday, May 19, he expects to attend a couple of meetings and events before then in preparation.

For more please read the March 31 print version of the Herald.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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