April 4, 2014

Event Will Educate Adults and Youth About Animal Agriculture

(TRENTON, NJ) ― An educational symposium for adults and children will be held on Saturday, April 5 at Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences in New Brunswick. A wide variety of valuable and interesting agricultural topics will be discussed and there will be many opportunities for hands-on experience.

Information sessions on small ruminants, cattle, horses and poultry will be held. Hands-on sessions will include: equine leg bandaging, show braiding, soap making, and equine science. In addition, the annual clip-off will be held and there will be a Stable Design Jeopardy game.

The New Jersey Junior Breeders Livestock and Poultry Symposium is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA), New Jersey Junior Breeder Program, Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the Department of 4-H Youth Development. It also is sponsored in part by Farm Credit/Northeast AgEnhancement and Hart Agency – Farm Family Insurance.

The New Jersey Junior Breeders’ Fund, a low-interest loan program, offers agricultural education/FFA students and 4-H members the opportunity to advance the breeding of purebred livestock and the production quality of livestock. Loan applicants must be New Jersey residents, have adequate facilities for livestock and be either 4-H members or FFA/agricultural education students.

For the agenda, visit www.nj.gov/agriculture/news/events/2014jrbreederregform.pdf

The NJ Junior Breeder’s Livestock and Poultry Symposium will be held 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Round House, Rutgers University, College Farm Rd., New Brunswick, NJ.

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