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State Sheep Conference Set for May 26-27

Apr 17, 2017


Dwight Loveday, Associate Professor

4-H  Sheep Conference is designed for those who want to learn more about the sheep project.The event provides hands on learning experiences, leadership opportunities for teens as well as opportunities to meet and make new friends from across the state. Sheep Conference is held at the Hyder-Burks Sales Arena on the campus of Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.

Friday evening activities are designed for 8-12th grade 4-H and FFA members.The educational program will focus on sheep reproduction. Participants will learn about reproductive organs for rams and ewes, reproductive cycles and new technologies in reproductive management.

Saturday’s program will concentrate on your sheep project. There will be work- shops on grooming, halter making, proper feeding and health management.

Sheep project members are encouraged to bring poster exhibits; awards will be given for the top posters. Additionally, we will have our quiz bowl contest for older youth.The annual meeting of the Tennessee Junior Sheep Producers Association will be held on Saturday afternoon following the completion of the conference.

Friday registration begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Hyder Burks Sales Arena.

Saturday registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the cost is $10.00.