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4-H Livestock

girl clipping a sheep preparing for a show

Learn the skills it takes to raise and care for sheep, swine, goats, beef, dairy, and poultry.  Each species project varies in length, cost and commitment. Swine shows are scheduled in January with all other species showing during the summer months and culminating their year at the Williamson County Fair in August. Participants will gain knowledge of animal science, learn valuable life skills, and have the opportunity to bond with their family as they work together. Participants do not have to own and show animals to participate in learning about animal science through a variety of hands-on learning experiences and teams. Free to join, 4th-12th grade, meets September-May and is open to new students anytime during the year.

Project runs October-January

County Show-December, 2020

State Show-January 14-16, 2021-Cookeville

Project runs February-August

County Show-August 6-14, 2021-Williamson County Fair

State Show-July 1-3, 2021-Shelbyville

Project runs April-October

County Show-August 6-14, 2021-Williamson County Fair

State Show-October 15-16, 2021-Cookeville

Project runs April-August

County Show-August 6-14, 2021-Williamson County Fair

State Show-August 14, 2021-Lebanon

Project runs May-October

County Show-August 6-14, 2021-Williamson County Fair

State Show-October 15-16, 2021-Murfreesboro

Pop-Up Opportunities

Monday, November 23, 2020- 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM – This Anatomy Lab is intended for High School students with a strong animal science project interest and have a strong interest or project work in Veterinary Science.

  • High School students have priority to limited spaces, 8th grade students will be considered if space is available.
  • Face Masks are required.
  • Eye protection (glasses or safety glasses) required.
  • Must enroll or be enrolled in Williamson County 4-H 2020-21
  • Project Fee of $50 includes dissection specimen, use of necessary tools, use of equipment, lab supplies and lunch.
  • Lunch will be provided for all participants.
  • Registration Required by Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

Doug Berny

Doug Berny

4-H Youth Development Agent

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