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Informational Session Covers Sheep, Goats, Cattle, Horses, Rabbits and Poultry
For Immediate Release: February 18, 2005 Contact:

Jeff Beach

(TRENTON) – An educational symposium aimed at 4-H youth, FFA students, breed association youth and their volunteer leaders and advisors will be held on March 6 and April 9, covering all aspects of animal agriculture and providing a non-competitive atmosphere for youth from different project areas, counties and schools to meet.

The March 6 program will be held at New Egypt High School in New Egypt, Ocean County, and will cover sheep, dairy and meat goats, poultry and rabbits. The April 9 event, covering dairy and beef cattle and horses, will begin at the Gloucester County 4-H Center, with afternoon sessions at the Eachus Farm (dairy) and Gloucester County Fairgrounds (beef and equine).

The cost for the symposium is $12 per person for goats, sheep, beef, dairy and equine, and $5 per person for poultry and rabbits. The program is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, New Jersey Junior Breeder Program, Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the Department of 4-H Youth Development.

Registration forms are due by March 1 to be included in the March 6 program and by March 20 for the April 9 session. For forms or more information, call the NJDA at (609) 292-2888 or (609) 292-5566, or e-mail Lynn Mathews at lynn.mathews@ag.state.nj.us.