The Calhoun County Youth Livestock Program Committee will host an informational meeting for any youth interested in participating in the Calhoun County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show and Sale that takes place annually during the Molasses Festival.

The informational meeting will be Tuesday, December 3rd starting immediately after school, at Calhoun County High School, in the Vocational Agriculture Classroom.

Daisy Bailey, the WVU Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources says, "Youth livestock projects through 4-H and FFA are very rewarding for both the youth and families involved. The projects are designed to teach youth decision making skills, responsibility, and many more life skills. Youth also have a choice to sell their livestock project and potentially help save money for their future."

Parents and youth interested in the youth livestock projects are encouraged to attend, to learn about the program and all the rules and regulations that the project entails. Youth interested in the program must be a 4-H or FFA member, and 9-21 years of age. The youth must turn 9 years old before October 1, 2014 to be eligible for the program. All youth are required to sign a livestock contract that outlines their responsibilities and commitment to the program and also list all the basic livestock specific rules.

Any questions regarding the youth livestock program or becoming a 4-H member can be directed to the WVU Calhoun County Extension Office, 304-354-6332.

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