Baltimore County 4-H Market Goat Project

Baltimore County 4-H Market Goat Project
Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017 - 4:00pm to Saturday, Jul. 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Univeristy of MD Extension Carroll County office

Project overview
The Baltimore County 4-H Cooperative Market goat project provides an opportunity for youth ages 8 – 18 (as of January 1, 2017) without the facilities to house livestock to participate in a market goat project.  Market goats will be housed at the Baltimore County Ag center and participants will be responsible for the care and feeding of the goats while learning about livestock management, animal health, and livestock showmanship.

Project requirements
1)    A completed application to participate in the program.
2)    Essay written by the 4-H member.
3)    Personal interview.
4)    Active participation in the educational program. (one per week)
5)    Scheduled visits to care for the goats. (average of once per week)
6)    Showing the goat at the Baltimore County 4-H Fair.
7)    Selling the goat at the Baltimore County 4-H Livestock sale.
8)    Promoting the 4-H Livestock sale to potential buyers.

Project expenses
(All project expenses will be paid at the conclusion of the project after the sale of animals at the Baltimore County 4-H Livestock sale)
1)    Cost of animal
2)    Feed
3)    Miscellaneous costs – tags, vet, show supplies, etc.

Project timeline
The project will run from late April through the Baltimore County 4-H fair (July 13 – 15, 2017)
March 15, 2017 - Applications due to the 4-H office
March 17, 2017 - Interviews
March 22, 2017 - Notification of selected participants
March 31, 2017 - Meeting for selected members
May 1, 2017 – Beginning of project

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