Kansas State University will offer a daylong education program for young swine producers, their parents, project leaders and other adults on March 21 in Weber Arena.
The day is for more than youth of all ages. Parents, swine project "This educational event is hands-on and highly interactive. We´re hoping to stimulate enthusiasm, as well as provide a foundation in the management and care of youth swine projects," said Joel DeRouchey, livestock specialist with K-State Research and Extension.
In addition, the day will feature giveaways that total more than $500 in prizes.
The cost to attend this year´s Junior Swine Producer Day is $10 for registrations received by March 12 and $15 thereafter. All participants will receive a show-pig information booklet, a T-shirt and complimentary lunch.
Topics will address selecting a youth project, developing handling skills, nutritional needs of swine and showmanship.
Breakout sessions will be by experience levels and will include identification and ear notching for beginners, daily care for intermediates and seniors and swine finance for adults.
More information and registration forms are available on the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry Web site at www.youthlivestock.ksu.edu. Information is also available by contacting Sharon Breiner at [email protected] or 785-532-1264 or Joel DeRouchey at [email protected] or 785-532-2280.