4-H mom shares memories to the next generation

Provided Photograph Kathy Winspear, left, was interviewed about 4-H by her son, Evan, an 11-year-old member of the Genesee County 4-H Dairy Club.

Members of the Genesee County 4-H Dairy Club recently completed a series of interviews with 4-H alumni in Genesee County.

The goal of the project was to learn about the alumni’s 4-H experiences and learn how 4-H has changed during the last 70 years. The alumni include local leaders, business owners and mentors.

Sixteen interviews were conducted, including today’s interview between Evan Winspear, an 11-year-old member of the Genesee County 4-H Dairy Club, and his mother, Kathy Hersee Winspear. Evan is also a member of the Fur and Feather Club and FCS.

Here is Evan’s take away from their discussion:

Hello! I am Evan Winspear I interviewed my mom, Kathy Hersee Winspear.

Kathy was a member of the club Barnyard Buddies and the county Dairy Club, swine club and rabbit club. Each club met once a month. Barnyard Buddies met at Kathy’s house. Her grandma was the leader. They met once a month and covered all kinds of projects. The county clubs met once a month in Batavia at the Cooperative Extension.

She showed cattle, swine and rabbits. The fair was a lot of fun. They used to camp at the fair. Everyone would work together to get everything done.

Kathy was a teen leader. After graduating 4-H, she was on the dairy advisor committee and then became a leader.

Favorite memories of Kathy’s were, going on to different fairs showing cattle and helping younger kids get ready for shows.

Kathy worked for a couple different farms. Then farmed with her dad and today farms with Brad (my dad).

4-H helped Kathy learn to work hard and do the best job you can and people will notice.

Kathy thinks 4-H is a great program and has gotten many kids involved.

Thanks MOM!!!

- Evan Winspear

The first of the 4-H interviews appeared in the May 9 Lifestyles/Extra. The story featured Esther Johnson, who spoke with Bing Zuber.

Last week, Gia Zuber interviewed her aunt, Tristan “Trissy” Hrobuchak.

Read past interviews at thedailynewsonline.com.

The series has also featured Carol Beideck, interviewed by her grandson Jake Beideck; Anika Gianforte, who was interviewed by her nephew, Tate Zuber; Elizabeth Jurs, who was interviewed by Annalise Syberts; Alicia Keller, who was interviewed by Otto Uberty; Jaime Mowry, a former Genesee County Dairy Princess, who was interviewed by Renee Uberty; Steven Kuszlyk, who was interviewed by his son Alexander Kuszlyk; Dennis Bezon, who was interviewed by Mason Werth; Shelley Reynolds, who was interviewed by Georgia and Caroline Luft; Mike Zuber, who was interviewed by Caryolyn Sybertz; and Tristan Hrobuchak, who was interviewed by her niece Gia Zuber.

Look for additional interviews in upcoming Lifestyles/Extras.

Read past interviews at thedailynewsonline.com.

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