4-H?ers involved in the sheep project area kicked off their project year with the first sheep project meeting held March 19 at the Washington County Extension Office with 20 families present. Families gathered to learn more from the 4-H sheep committee about changes to the market lamb classes, feeder lamb classes, and barn improvements scheduled for this year. A continued series of workshops will be offered monthly until the county fair.
The 4-H sheep department continues to expand and will offer again this year several educational opportunities to improve and further develop the sheep projects for 4-H?ers in Washington County. Different topic areas will be covered at each meeting while a variety of producers and sheep showman will also be available for question-and-answer sessions.
The following workshops will be held at the Extension Office in Washington.
April 16, at 6:30 p.m. Topics to be covered: weigh-in process, classes, how to sign up and what to expect. Other topics will include sheep parts, breeds, selection and getting started with the project.
June 4, 6:30 p.m. Shearing demonstrations and show preparations.
June 25, 7 p.m. Showmanship practice in the ring WITH LAMBS. Bring a 4-H lamb to work with while experienced showmen offer tips on what to do in the ring and how to make a better impression on the judge.
These workshops are open to all 4-H?ers. Parents are encourage to attend.
Questions may be directed to Amy at the Washington County Extension Office at 319-653-4811.