UConn 4-H Goat Day is on Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM in the Ratcliffe Hicks Arena on the UConn-Storrs campus. This event is designed for youth ages 7-18, parents, leaders and adult goat enthusiasts from around New England.
UConn 4-H Goat Day features various workshops held throughout the day such as Dairy Goat Showmanship, Goat Knowledge and Crafts, Hoof Trimming and Milking. The workshops will be covering topics such as goat evaluation, management, health, nutrition, and goat products. Participants will gain knowledge about goats whether you are looking to purchase one or expand your farm. This is the perfect opportunity for 4-H members who have goat projects to learn more about goat care and management, while also learning about skills they can use during their future shows. Presenters include veterinarians, American Dairy Goat Association judges, goat owners and industry professionals. Registration is due March 11th and can be found at 4-H.uconn.edu.
This event is sponsored by the UConn 4-H program. The UConn 4-H program is a youth development program of the UConn Extension System. Extension is in UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources (CAHNR). Extension has more than 100 years’ experience strengthening communities through experiential learning in Connecticut and beyond. The 4-H program is open to youth from ages 5 to 18. 4-H stands for Head, Heart, Hands and Health. The programs’ goal is to provide its members with various opportunities to develop leadership, public speaking and citizenship skills all while having fun. Members learn through projects of their interest. 4-H offers projects in interest areas such as photography, computers, plants and animals and many more. Beyond the projects, 4-H members can also participate in after-school programs, field trips, the 4-H camp and community service. Other upcoming 4-H program events include Expressive Arts Day and Citizenship Day.