Hopefully everyone is doing well and preparing for the Holiday Season. We just wanted to send a brief update out on some of the upcoming programs available for youth interested in the livestock program.
2010 Perry & Doris Teeter Beef Leadership Institute:
This event will be held February 19-21, in Hickory in conjunction with the NC Cattlemen’s Conference. This program is designed for youth ages 14-19 that have an interest in the beef program. The registration form can be opened by clicking here.
2010 Eastern Carolina Showmanship Clinic:
This event will be held March 6th & 7th at the Eastern Carolina Ag & Educational Center. This event is open for youth ages 9-19 that have an interest in showing livestock. Youth are required to select either Cattle, Sheep, Swine, or Meat Goats and attend workshops with lectures and hands on training throughout the weekend.
2010 Farm Animal Days:
NCSU and the College of Ag and Life Science will be hosting Farm Animal Days on March 24-26 in 2010. In the past we have had some youth from 4-H clubs come and volunteer their time teaching young people about Farm Animals. If you have any youth in your area that would be interested in coming to help please let Brent Jennings know (his contact information is below). In the past we average between 2,000-3,000 kids per day coming through this great event.
2010 Judging in January Sponsored by the NC Junior Hereford Association:
This event is open to all youth that have an interest in Livestock Judging. This is a great contest for beginners to experts looking to enhance their skills. There will be classes of cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. For more information regarding this event please contact Steve Sifford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Prospect Goat Sale:
The NC Meat Goat Association is hosting their annual spring wether goat and doe sale on January 16th at the Johnston County Livestock Facility. Goats will be the ideal age for spring shows. Access additional information by clicking here, or contact Eric Honeycutt at email@example.com .
Other Upcoming Dates:
- Saturday March 20, 2010: 4-H Junior Youth Dairy Day – Iredell County Agricultural Center
- Saturday April 17, 2010: State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest – Iredell County Agricultural Center
- Saturday April 17, 2010: State 4-H Dairy Skillathon Contest – Iredell County Agricultural Center
To access additional information about any of these events, as well as other upcoming events, click here. If you have any questions regarding any of the events above, please contact Brent Jennings at 919/515-4467 or firstname.lastname@example.org.