2021-2022 EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
- Livestock Project Member Activity Card (‘orange card’) (PDF, 1 page)
- Educational Event Verification Form (PDF, 1 page)
*NOTE: PLEASE KEEP EDUCATIONAL EVENT VERIFICATION FORMS AND ATTACH TO ‘ORANGE’ PROJECT MEMBER ACTIVITY CARDS AND TURN IN AT DUE DATE.
DODGE COUNTY YOUTH LIVESTOCK PROJECT EDUCATIONALS
All meetings will begin at 7pm, and run for about an hour. Locations to be determined if in person or held via Zoom. Educational meetings count as one (1) point on the Livestock Project Member Activity Card.
» October 18, 2021 | 6:00 PM | VFW Hall in Lowell | Life of a Livestock Exhibitor. | Come to learn about selection of your beef, sheep or swine and the timelines necessary.
» November 15, 2021 | 7 PM | Beaver Dam High School Agriculture Room/Mr. Ganske | Meats Judging | Learn about meats judging, participating in a contest, and maybe compete on a county 4H Meats Team! MASKS REQUIRED. Enter on the northwest side of the school.
» January 17, 2022 | 7 PM | Lowell Community Memorial VFW Hall; 280 South St., Lowell | Crossing Your T’s and Dotting Your I’s of Market Animals. So you are planning on entering your market livestock in the fair! Do you know how to? Where do you sign up? What paperwork is needed? What to put on your thank you note. What do you need on your orange card?
» February 21, 2022 | 7 PM | Lowell Community Memorial VFW Hall; 280 South St., Lowell | Ag Career Fair. Come and talk with local people who work in the agricultural field, not just a corn field! There are so many positions available in agriculture, you may be surprised, and make a contact with someone new to assist you with a future internship or career.
» March 21, 2022 | Place TBD | Caring for your animal. Let’s look at how to prep your show animal for the fair! How soon do you clip your beef, shear your lamb, or walk your pig?
» April 18, 2022 | Place TBD | Talking Vaccinations. We will be inviting a local veterinarian in to discuss the health of our animals and when/what vaccinations these animals will need to stay healthy.
» May 16, 2022 | Place TBD | Herdsmanship/Showmanship. Why is appearance and presentability important? We will be asking several judges to come in and explain what they are looking for in the show ring and in the barns.
» June 27, 2022 | PRESALE MEETING | 7 PM | Dodge County Fairgrounds. If you did not attend the Presale meeting on September 27th 2021, YOU NEED TO ATTEND THIS ONE!
» July, 2022 | Turn in Livestock Project Activity card – “orange card”.
» August 4-14, 2022 >>> Wisconsin State Fair
» August, 17-21, 2022 >>> Dodge County Fair
» August 29, 2022 | Livestock Listening Sessions | Location TBD
» September 26, 2022 | POST SALE MEETING | 7 PM | Dodge County Fairgrounds
ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL OFFERINGS // Counts as one (1) educational point
Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program | Animal Sciences Virtual Education Series 2022
January 13 – Grand Challenge: Animal Health & Welfare | 7 PM
February 10 – Grand Challenge: Precision Agriculture | 7 PM
March 10 – Grand Challenge: Food Safety, Pork Carcass Eval & Cooking | 7 PM
April 14 – Grand Challenge: Land and Water | 7 PM
May 12 – Grand Challenge: Biomedical Advancements | 7 PM
Please print the Educational Event Verification Form before sessions begin. Youth may fill out questions throughout the session. Save and attach to ‘Orange Card’.
- Thursday, January 6, 2022 | BLAIN’S SHOW VIRTUAL EVENT | 6 PM – 7:30 PM | RSVP Required. Register HERE.