4-H Sheep Workshops Set

Washington County 4-Her showing sheep

The 4-H sheep department continues to expand and offers educational opportunities to improve and further develop the sheep projects for 4-Hers in Washington County.   Different topic areas will be covered at each meeting while a variety of producers and sheep showman will also be available for a question and answer sessions.  
 
The following workshops will be held at the Extension Office in Washington. 
 
April 22, 6:30 p.m. =  Topics to be covered: daily care for sheep, common breeds at the county fair, proper nutrition, and administration of medicines, fairbook rules/classes and record keeping forms.  Meeting will be in the basement of Dallmeyer Hall. 
June 17, 7 p.m. = Showmanship practice in the ring WITH LAMBS.  Bring a 4-H lamb to work with while experienced showman offer tips on what to do in the ring and how to make a better impression on the judge.  Exhibitors are welcome to come even if they cannot bring lambs.   Meeting will be at the main show ring on the Washington County fairgrounds.
 
These workshops are open to all 4-Hers and FFA members who plan to exhibit sheep at the Washington County Fair.  Parents are encouraged to attend. 
 
Questions may be directed to Amy at the Washington County Extension Office, 319/653-4811. Follow “Washington County 4-H –Iowa” on Facebook for up to date information on 4-H events and youth programs. 

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