Youth Learn About Turkeys!

Youth gather around to learn about raising and showing turkeys!

Youth gather around to learn about raising and showing turkeys!

 

The Youth Market Turkey Clinic was held on February 4, 2013 where fourteen parents, volunteers, and youth were present to learn about raising and showing turkeys in 4-H!  Turkeys are a great first-time show animal because they are low-maintenance, affordable, and fun!  Participants learned about the youth market turkey program than runs from March (registration)-October, when the youth participant shows their best turkey at the N.C. State Fair!  Basic turkey care facts, anatomy, and nutrition were presented by Abby Dilley, Pender/Onslow County Livestock Extension Agent.  Participants were able to see and visit with a live show turkey!  Turkey showmanship was demonstrated so the participants would understand how they would show their turkey.

Photos:

Pender County 4-H'er, Morgan Wilson and her show turkey.

Pender County 4-H’er, Morgan Wilson and her show turkey.

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For more information about 4-H or the youth market turkey program, please contact Lauren Langley, 4-H Agent at 910-259-1235 or lauren_langley@ncsu.edu.

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