Editor's Note: The following is our latest 4-H Member of the Month, sponsored by Nelson Motors and Equipment. We thank Nelson Motors for their continued support of this initiative, and we salute 4-H for continuing to make a difference in the lives of young people.
4-H Member of the Month: Lucas Desautels
Club: Benson 4-H Beef Club
Years in 4-H: 4
Lucas Desautels loves being part of the Benson 4-H Beef Club.
Lucas, age 11, is in his fourth year in 4-H. He said he loves the club’s annual achievement day, and showing and auctioning a steer each year.
“It’s so much fun,” said Lucas.
Lucas became interested in 4-H because he said his father Jevon really likes cattle. Jevon was a 4-H member when he was growing up in the Alida area, and Jevon told Lucas about what an enjoyable experience it was.
The Desautels family moved to an acreage a few years ago. They don’t have cattle on their farm, but Lucas’ grandfather does, and Lucas enters a steer in the Estevan Rotary 4-H Show and Sale each year. The achievement day and the sale are something that the Benson members work towards each year.
He’s had some good results with his steers in previous years.
Lucas has had other fun experiences through 4-H. He recalls working at a fundraiser at Black Beard’s Restaurant for the Benson Club. He has also been part of the 4-H public speaking program each year. And he competed at a curling event.
Lucas said he would recommend 4-H to other people because it builds character, and he expects that what he has learned will help in the future, especially if he decides to become a farmer.