The 4-H Earn-an-Animal Program gives youth the opportunity to purchase, raise, and show an animal. Animal species in the 4-H Earn-an-Animal Program include the traditional beef and dairy calves, dairy and meat goats, poultry, swine, sheep, and rabbits. The newly added “other” category includes unique agriculture production such as beekeeping, alpacas, fish farming. These award animals can be used to establish breed stock or market stock.
All Otsego County youth, ages 8 to 19 are encouraged to apply for a 4-H Earn-an-Animal. Youth must complete an application, be interviewed, and formally agree to the project requirements. The grant funds are awarded after the project is successfully completed. Applications are due January 1.
As of December 1st, applications can be obtained from the 4-H office or on the web at http://cceschoharie-otsego.org/resources/4-h-earn-an-animal-application-otsego
For more information contact the 4-H office at 607-547-2536.