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Washoe County 4-H invites Youth to Participate in Raising Livestock

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Socks the sheep. Photo by Ryan Jerz.

Socks the sheep. Photo by Ryan Jerz.


University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program is offering youth in Washoe County the chance to raise livestock in the 2015-2016 4-H year. Projects are available for youth between the ages of 9 and 19 who want to learn how to raise animals such as beef, sheep, pigs or goats.

Participants will learn life skills, including responsibility, communication, leadership and teamwork, by working alongside dedicated 4-H volunteer leaders using research-based curriculum. They will also receive hands-on learning of proper care, animal science, showmanship and food production.

For more information on the livestock projects, contact the Washoe County Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development Program at 775-784-4848.

Cooperative Extension’s 4-H activities teach youth ages 5-19 leadership, citizenship and life skills, as well as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Fueled by university-backed curriculum and led by trained staff and dedicated volunteers, 4-H programs engage youth in experiential, or “hands-on,” learning. Girls in 4-H are three times more likely to participate in science, engineering or computer technology programs as their peers. In addition, 4-H youth are two times more likely to plan to go to college than their peers. For more information, visit http://www.unce.unr.edu/4H/.

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