Summer of 2017 Mark DeBoard, of Crosman, forwarded me an email with an article about 4H Shooting Sports and their 3-position comp. I was amazed that there was this much activity and they didn't mention field target in their program at all. So I did what all desperate people do in this situation....sent an email to 4H begging to add field target to their program.
Imaging my surprise when I then got an email back from Tara, at 4H wanting to get more information from me. We spoke and I think she got the idea that I love field target. She explained that there wasn't currently a 4H Shooting Program in our particular county and that she had a lot of parents contacting her asking when one would be available. She also had the board of directors wanting the same thing. Over the years she just hadn't found the right individuals at the right time with the right location. So we spoke a couple of times and I even met her at the local 4H office. She said that they are planning on starting this field target program in the 2019 fiscal year, which starts October 2019. In the meantime we (Eric, Myself and Tara) are going to training this weekend in Balston Spa, NY to get certified in the 4H training methods for Rifle and Pistol.
I'm hopeful that this will bring young shooters into field target. I also realize that this is a huge undertaking but I think that we have the right people at the right time with the right venue to start something like this.