About 350 people from throughout the state gained some insight into preparing today's youths to become tomorrow's leaders at the annual state 4-H LeaderMete this month.

In addition to covering 40 subjects in workshops, participants received training in judging 4-H fair entries and character building through the Six Pillars of Character program.Fair judge training instructed the youth leaders on the 4-H philosophy of judging things such as foods, clothing, needlework, arts and crafts, child care and home environment.

The LeaderMete was held in Uintah County last year and will be in Provo next year. Registration this year cost $40, but participants could receive discounts by committing to attend specific training, help implement programs or judge county fairs.

LeaderMete workshop topics this year included community service projects, financial literacy for teens, horseshoeing, horse grooming, llamas, biotechnology in agriculture, 4-H public relations and scrapbooks.

This year's event also allowed participants to visit Fremont Indian State Park and Capitol Reef National Park. They also had the opportunity to visit unusual and outstanding businesses in Richfield and Marysvale.