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Animal Science Impact Report

Inspiring Kids to Do

Animal science programs are a model for youth development and for understanding American agriculture. The purpose of 4-H animal science projects is to teach young people how to care for, feed, and exhibit their animals. In addition, 4-H animal projects provide young people with an opportunity for personal growth and development.

Delivery Snapshot

  • 2 national winners
    • 4-H Egg Preparation Demonstration: Hannah Enskat, Limestone County
    • 4-H Turkey Que: Samuel Sutton, Marion County
  • 457 Chick Chain participants
  • 6,855 chickens raised in Chick Chain; 685 sold at auction
  • 300 pigs raised in swine programs
  • 242 entries in 4-H Horse Show passive education classes
  • 89 participants in livestock active education programs (Livestock Weekend and Livestock Evaluation)
  • 44 participants in Alabama 4-H Poultry Week activities
  • Doubled Golden Egg Contest participation

The Bottom Line

Alabama young people develop respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness by participating in 4-H animal projects as they prepare to become the next generation of leaders.

Download a printable PDF of 4HYD-2405 Alabama 4-H Animal Science 2018-2019 Impact Report.

For more information on Alabama 4-H programs, view the statewide impact report. Contact your county Extension office to learn about local opportunities.

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