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4-H Down East Dairy Project

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Interested in learning more about livestock? Join us for the 4-H Down East Dairy Project to learn more about Jersey heifer calves. This project will allow youth to get hands on experience with gentle calves while learning about their life cycle, animal care, the dairy industry, and preparing for a show.

The project is sponsored by Simply Natural Creamery and Jersey Farm in Ormondsville, NC. Each calf is approximately 4-5 months old. The calves will be housed on a separate farm and each week we will visit the calves to practice. Participants are required to attend opening day and show day, as well as attend at least one practice each week. The two available practice days are Sundays 2-4 p.m. and Thursday 5-7 p.m. To see the dates of this year’s project, click on the registration information below.

We can only accept the first 50 paid participants. Registration will close February 15, or when the project fills up, whichever comes first.

Registration fee is $25. Click on the flyer below for more information. The other forms below are also required for participation. Payment must be made for registration to be considered complete. Payments are taken by mail or in person at either the Pitt, Greene, or Lenoir Extension offices.

2019 Down East Dairy Project Registration

Waiver Form

4-H Forms- Online Registration only– Click this link, Select NC, Set up Family Profile,  then add ‘youth’

This event is also educational! We require each child to complete a 4-H Down East Dairy Project Activity Book. This book is specific to each age division and the books will be judged at the end of the project. Below are examples of the books. You do not have to print them, we will have them available for you.

Cloverbud Activity Book- Ages 5-8

Junior Activity Book- Ages 9-12

Senior Activity Book- Ages 13-18