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.
For more information about 4-H or the youth market turkey program, please contact Lauren Langley, 4-H Agent at 910-259-1235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.