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 their Jr. Dairy Informational Meeting on Saturday, May 10th at 10 a.m. in the Upper Level Conference Room 247/248 at the Lincoln County Service Center (801 N. Sales Street in Merrill – enter lower level/south entrance and follow the signs to the meeting room). Individuals who are considering exhibiting in the Jr. Dairy department and their parent/guardian are strongly encouraged to come.
Managerial project – Animals shown at the fair that are not owned by the exhibitor or in the exhibitor’s family name. In this case the exhibitors must complete the Managerial Project Agreement and turn in by June 15th with the rest of your fair paperwork in order to show at the Lincoln County Fair.
Dairy Integrity Award application - Must be turned in by June 15th with the rest of your fair paperwork. Must have shown dairy animals for at least 3 years.
Show Helpers – The Jr Dairy Committee is looking for individuals that can help as pooper scoopers during the show on Friday morning. Please contact a Jr. Dairy Committee member if you are able to help in this manner.
State 4-H Dairy Project Information - This website contains information about state dairy opportunities and other helpful resources.
Resources from K-State on youth animal safety for beef, sheep, swine, dairy, horse and goat at http://ylsp.bae.ksu.edu/