DelVal Professor George Gross “Outstanding New Leader of the Year”

Aug 12, 2008

George Gross, director of the Roth Living Farm Museum at Delaware Valley College, received the “Outstanding New Leader of the Year,” award yesterday by the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension for his outstanding leadership and dedication to the Montgomery County 4-H program.

Delaware Valley College sponsors a 4-H club; Gross, who lives on the farm that adjoins the Roth Living Farm Museum, volunteers his time as leader of the “Roth Awesome Animal Club,” as they are known. This 4-H group consists of about 20 area children, aged 8 years and older, who work with the animals on the Roth Living Farm Museum. According to Gross, this program gives these children a chance to work with animals that might otherwise be impossible to encounter if they don’t live on a farm.

The Roth Living Farm Museum is dedicated to providing historical information on farming practices to school children, organized groups and the general public. In addition to working and learning about the animals on the farm, the 4-H students take field trips, learn about many of the various components of agriculture and participate in 4-H sponsored programming.