Are you a teen? Do you love Animals? Are you ready to learn more about animal husbandry and sciences? Are you prepared to take on a leadership role in your 4-H community? Do you want to invest time into preparing yourself for college or a job in the animal industry? Look no further, Saratoga County 4-H has something for you!
We are excited to announce a new teen program to offer Saratoga County 4-H member! We are seeking dedicated teens, looking to advance in the animal science field. This program will provide youth with skills in sciences, language arts, and creative thinking all aligning with different aspects of the animal industries. Meetings will be held once a month with opportunities to learn from professionals in the field and work on projects. Animal Ambassadors will complete one project in the course of a year individually as well as work as a team to prepare and run animal shows at the Saratoga County Fair. Click here for an application due February 1st, please call the office today to have an application mailed or emailed to you.
Yearly Learning Objectives:
Participants will work with a team to complete goals at the Saratoga County Fair
Participants will attend 9-12 learning opportunities in the form of speakers and industry tours (for example: farm tours, vet clinic tours, processing facilities).
Participants will be prepared with knowledge and skills to educate the community about animal science and animal industries
Take one overnight trip for a fun learning opportunity decided by Animal Ambassadors (Travel restriction may not allow this to happen in 2021)
Participants will create and present a research poster
Participants will complete a creative writing piece involving the animal industry that will be reviewed by an English teacher
Participant Expectations for 2021
Must be 14 years old 4-H age
Must have a desire to learn about animal science and animal industries
Complete and turn in application to 4-H office by February 1st
Must attend 9 of 12 learning experience throughout the year (Meetings will be held once a month on a date TBD)
Complete a research poster or complete a creative writing piece
Act as an Animal Ambassador at the Saratoga County Fair for at least 10 hrs throughout the week
Last updated January 6, 2021