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Winging It! day camp set during winter break

A FSQA training and livestock clinic is planned Jan. 3.
Dec 20, 2013

The Jefferson County Extension Office will be holding two events for youth during Christmas break. The first is Winging It!, a day camp for kindergarten through third-graders 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Jefferson County Extension Office.

The camp is all about birds and will include a visit from Blank Park Zoo representatives.

Youth will learn about migration, flying, wingspan and eggs. They will play games and make crafts, such as nests, hummingbird feeders, and penguins.

The day camp is open to any kindergartner through third-grader, not just those involved in 4-H.

Participation is limited to 24.

To register, stop by or call the Extension office or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/jefferson/news/clover-kids-camp for the registration form. Cost is $10 per student.

The second event is a Food Safety Quality Assurance Training and Livestock Clinic for 4-H members in fourth- through 12th-grades from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Jefferson County Extension Office. FSQA training and certification is required of all youth exhibiting beef, dairy cows, dairy goats, meat goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep or swine at the Jefferson County Fair. Fourth- through sixth-grade members must attend the training annually, while seventh- through 12th- grade members have the option to either attend the training or take an FSQA exam.

At this clinic, FSQA will be covered in the morning through a series of hands-on activities and discussions.

Members can bring their own lunch or pay $5 for a served lunch. In the afternoon, sessions will be held focusing on poultry, rabbits, bucket-bottle calves and lambs and goats. Presenters will cover animal care, animal selection, housing, how to bring animals to the fair and what to expect during judging.

To register, stop by or call the Extension office or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/jefferson/news/food-safety-quality-assurance-and-livestock-clinic for the registration form. The training is free.

For more information, contact County Youth Coordinator Courtney Taglauer by calling 472-4166 or emailing ctag@iastate.edu.


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