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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

February 15, 2017

Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day

By Lexie Hayes

The 2017 Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Weber Hall on the Kansas State University campus. This event will be a fun filled, educational day of activities in which youth, parents, swine project leaders, and adults can increase their knowledge of swine production and management. This interactive, hands-on educational event will stimulate enthusiasm and provide a foundation for the management and care of youth swine projects.

Presentations and demonstrations will be provided by K-State faculty and graduate students, as well as our guest speaker Kade Hummel. Kade works for JBS United as the Lindner United sales manager and was formerly a field representative for the National Swine Registry for seven years. He has judged many prestigious shows across the country including the Houston Barrow Show, National Western, and numerous other state and county fairs. Topics that will be covered include project selection, meat science, swine breeds and ear notching, proper grooming and clipping, nutrition and daily feeding, Youth PQA+ certification, daily care, the state nomination processes and update, VFD implications for show feed, and showmanship.

A complimentary lunch and t-shirt will be provided for participants. Registration is due by February 22, 2017 and is $15/person. Registrations received after February 22nd cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt and will be $20/person. More information, a promotional flyer, and registration information may be found on the K-State Youth Livestock Program website: www.youthlivestock.ksu.edu under Kansas Junior Producer Days. Participants may register online at https://commerce.cashnet.com/KSUASIND. This event has been added to the university Pulse calendar.

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