This news item expired on Friday, February 26, 2021 so the information below could be outdated or incorrect.
The WNC Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Program is designed to introduce youth to livestock showing, feeding, and care. Participants in the program will be provided a dairy calf that they will feed and care for at their home or another approved facility from March through the 2021 Mountain State Fair when the calves are sold. Participants will attend an informational orientation to prepare them for their project, participate in other events/clinics where they will work with their calf, and conclude their project by showing and selling their calves at the Mountain State Fair.
Please click on the links below to download the application form, rules, and program information. The WNC Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Program Committee met recently and revised the application and rules so please refer to the links below for the most up-to-date version.
New for 2021
All youth interested in participating in this program must attend our virtual orientation meeting on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at 7 p.m. Youth must register for this event: WNC Dairy Steer Program Orientation Sign-Up After registering, you will receive the login information for the Zoom meeting. *Each youth interested in participating must complete this form even if they will be logging in to the meeting together.
After attending the orientation and discussing the program requirements with your family, interested youth MUST submit a signed application for the program (located at the links below) which is due no later than Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.
The application can be scanned/photographed and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The applications will be reviewed by members of the Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Program Committee and successful applicants will be notified during the first week of March. Please contact Ethan Henderson by email at email@example.com or phone (828) 456-3575 regarding any questions about the 2021 Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Program.
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