Junior Swine, Meat Goat Virtual Weeks Scheuled
Kansas 4-H and FFA youth are invited to Junior Swine and Junior Meat Goat Weeks to learn more about production and management of both species.
MANHATTAN, Kan. –The Kansas State University Youth Livestock Program, K-State Research & Extension, and the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry will be hosting two virtual junior producer weeks in the spring of 2021. Junior Swine Producer Week will start Monday, February 15 and end on Saturday, February 20. Junior Meat Goat Producer Week will start Monday, March 15 and end Saturday, March 20.
Both events will be hosted as a virtual series during the course of a week. The junior producer programs are a weeklong educational opportunity for youth, parents, project leaders, agents and others to increase their knowledge of youth livestock production and management. Tentative topics include project selection, nutrition and feeding, meat science, health, reproduction, grooming, showmanship, and the state livestock nomination process. Sessions will be led by K-State faculty members, graduate students, veterinarians, extension agents, guest speakers and specialists. All ages are welcome, but all attendees must register online. These are biennial events, with swine and meat goat days in odd years and sheep and beef days hosted in even years.
The junior producer week events will be free this year, thanks to the support of gracious sponsors, but all participants will still need to register. This includes both youth and adults. Families also need to use an email address someone from the household checks on a regular basis, as that will be the primary method of communication to share links and specific details with registered attendees. Participants will need to sign up by February 8 and March 8, respectively, to receive the appropriate information.
The Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry serves students, livestock producers and the animal and food industries through teaching, research and education. The K-State ASI department prepares students for careers in the animal and food industries. The curriculum includes the study of nutrition, reproduction, genetics, behavior, meat science and food science with production, management, and agribusiness skills. For more about the K-State's ASI department visit asi.ksu.edu.