State Senator James Seward recently welcomed several Otsego County 4-H students to Albany as part of the 83rd annual 4-H Capital Days. In a statement Seward said he is pleased to see the program continuing to offer young people a well-rounded education through core topics like agriculture, leadership and life skills along with new offerings including robotics and engineering. In December of 2013 Seward was named a Distinguished 4-H Alumnus, the first documented New York honoree to be listed in the national directory.