Local 4-Hers Compete In Beef Quiz Bowl

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Cannon County 4-H members recently competed in the Youth Beef Quiz Bowl held at the Tennessee Cattleman’s Association annual convention and meeting in Murfreesboro.

Pictured above is: Dylan Sweeney, Madison Duke, Bre’Anna O’Neal, and Paul Steelman.

The group competed against 13 other teams fielding questions ranging from beef nutrition, health care, breeds, and many other aspects of the beef industry.

For more information regarding any youth livestock events or programs please call Heath Nokes at UT Extension, Cannon County 563-2554.

4-H News

It’s chick chain time in Cannon - As we continue toward spring and our thoughts continue drift towards thoughts of longer days and hay fever; the chick chain project in once again taking off. The applications are being distributed to those 4-Hers who are interested in their regular January club meetings. The applications and $25.00 fee are due to the 4-H office by the February 15th deadline. As a reminder, the 4-H chick chain is a project where 4-Hers can receive 25 baby chicks to raise throughout the spring and summer months. At the completion of the project, participants bring back six hens to the courthouse lawn for the show and sale, which will be judged and auctioned off to fund the program for future years.

Horse Enrollment Forms - The horse program is another popular animal project for our 4-Hers. Our 4-H Horse Shows are held in June each year and contain a wide variety of classes, etc. that will accommodate each horse and rider. To participate in the Tennessee 4-H Horse Shows, all persons must complete a Tennessee 4-H Horse Enrollment Form. This form must be completed and returned to the      4-H office by March 1st. The forms can be picked up at the 4-H office or can be found at the following website: http://animalscience.ag.utk.edu/Publications-4H.html.

4-H Camping Opportunities- Although we are still in the midst of dreary, rain-filled days, thoughts of sunshine and summer opportunities will begin to consume our thoughts. I wanted to take a moment and let everyone know about the dates and costs of this years’ junior and junior high camp:

Junior High 4-H Camp (7th and 8th grade)- May 29th through June 1st

Junior 4-H Camp (4th through 6th grade)- June 18th through 22nd

Both of these camps will be held at the Clyde York 4-H Center and the cost for both camps will $240.00 which will cover all meals, activities, lodging, special programming, and transportation. For more information regarding 4-H camp, or to check out the 4-H camping facilities please go to the camp’s website at: http://clydeyork4hcenter.org.

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