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Consider Giving to the Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program

Consider giving to the Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program on #givingtuesday, November 29. Your gift would assist in providing resources, educational programs and support to youth and adults with beef, sheep, swine and goat interests. Please click on the provided link and type in “Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program” when it asks for Fund Name. Designate your […]


State 4-H Meats Judging Contest set for Saturday, February 18

We cordially invite you to again bring your county junior and senior teams to the upcoming meat judging contest, to be held Saturday, February 18, at the UW Madison Meat Laboratory.  All of the materials can be found online at http://fyi.uwex.edu/youthlivestock/programs/4hmeatscontest/ We will continue with the change from the 2005 contest, junior contestants will be […]

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Wisconsin Pork Association to Offer Pork Mentorship Program again in 2017

(Lancaster, WI): The Wisconsin Pork Association is now accepting applications for its Pork Mentorship Program. College students with a passion for agriculture and an interest in the swine industry are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in the pork industry is not required. The Wisconsin Pork Mentorship Program is designed as a year-long program beginning at […]


2016 Wisconsin State Fair Premier Exhibitor Schedule of Events

2016 Premiere Exhibitor Schedule of Events for each species.  Registration will be at the Tommy Thompson Youth Center from 10 am to 12noon on Monday, August 8th.  It will be very important to get registered during that time to help contest officials get scan sheets ready for youth events. To find details specific to each species […]

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2016 State 4-H Livestock Judging Results

(Lodi): The State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest was held on Monday, July 25 at the Lodi Agricultural Fairgrounds in Lodi, WI.  This annual venue allows the top junior and senior county 4-H Livestock judging teams the opportunity to apply their skills in evaluating beef, swine, sheep and meat goat classes in hopes of qualifying for […]


2016 Livestock Judging Results from Area Animal Science Days

(Madison) The 2016 Area Animal Science Days were held in Outagamie, St. Croix and Green counties. Youth involved judged breeding and market classes of each of the following species, swine, beef, sheep and in some locations meat goats. Youth also answered a sets of species questions and seniors judges gave oral reasons on selected classes. […]

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O’Rourke awarded CALS Excellence in Leadership

Bernadette O’Rourke received the 2016 CALS Academic Staff Award for Excellence in Leadership. Her leadership in program creation and expansion is evident in the Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program which has grown in terms of value and scale. She leads activities connected to the education and personal development of young people engaged in the animal sector […]

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Russell Honored by 4-H Youth Development Professionals

(WI Dells): Ron Russell, Sr. Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin Meat and Muscle Biology Department received the 2016 Meritorious Service- Non Member award from the Wisconsin Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (WAE4-HYDP) at their annual conference on Tuesday, April 19th in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. This award recognizes individuals who are not members […]