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.
- 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.