Penn State Extension to offer hands-on dairy and livestock workshop for youth ages 8-18

Youth Dairy and Livestock Day, a Penn State Extension Workshop offered in four locations during June, is an excellent way for youth interested in these industries to learn more. The workshop in Lancaster County will take place from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm on Thursday, June 8, at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds at 900 E. High Street.

The workshop will be held in Huntingdon County from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm on Wednesday, June 21 at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds located at 10455 Fairgrounds Access Road. The Susquehanna County Event will be held from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm on Friday, June 23, at the Harford Fairgrounds at 485 Fair Hill Road in New Milford.

The Crawford County Fairgrounds is located at 13291 Dickson Road in Meadville. This hands-on workshop was designed for youth aged 8-18, their parents and leaders of 4-H clubs. The instructors will cover a wide range of production and herd management topics.

The workshop will include:

  • How to effectively perform milk cultures.
  • Biosecurity measures are designed to stop the spread of bacteria.
  • Understanding and preventing parasite infection in livestock.

-- Identifying farm dangers and using a power-take-off simulator to measure reaction times.

All participants will receive a lunch. Afternoon: Youth will take part in an educational fun activity that combines knowledge gained throughout the day with teamwork. Penn State Extension provides the event for free, but participants must register to attend. The deadline for registration is two days before each event.

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