The purpose of the dairy project is to be a learning experience while having fun and promoting dairy to the community. Focus is on the young peole and the skills they are gaining from their project experience, not the animals themselves.
The Junior Dairy Committee composed of seven youth who work with their adult advisor to provide leadership for educational opportunities for youth involved in the dairy project in Lincoln County. Membership for this committee is elected at the fall meeting.
The Jr. Dairy Committee will be holding a potential dairy exhibitor informational meeting on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:30 p.m. in the Lower Level Conference Room 156 at the Lincoln County Service Center (801 N. Sales Street in Merrill). Individuals who are considering exhibiting in the Jr. Dairy department and their parent/guardian are strongly encouraged to attend. The letter below with more information about this meeting and other items to help dairy exhibitors to prepare for this year’s fair was mailed in late April.
Resources from K-State on youth animal safety for beef, sheep, swine, dairy, horse and goat at http://ylsp.bae.ksu.edu/