The 4-H Earn-an-Animal program allows for Otsego County youth ages 8-18 (as of January 1, 2022) to earn funding towards a project animal to raise and show as their own. This program requires dedication from the youth member and support from their guardians.
Youth accepted to the program will not only learn how to care for their animal, but they will also experience the process of researching, selecting, and purchasing an animal.
Through the 4-H Earn-an-Animal program, 4-H youth will further develop their planning, time management, organization, and record-keeping skills.
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 18 (as of January 1, 2022), 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 February 1.
For more information contact the 4-H office at 607.547.2536 x225 or 607.433.2521.
Last updated December 28, 2021