4-H Swine project kicks off with workshop
More than 20 4-H’ers and parents gathered Wednesday, March 20, for the Know Your Swine Session at the Washington County Extension Office. Those just starting their 4-H swine career were encouraged to attend and learn some basics on swine care, facilities, equipment, feeding and showmanship tips.
A Washington County pork producer shared early care, facility and health tips. 4-H senior swine showman Lexi Marek demonstrated showmanship techniques, while 4-H swine superintendent Ryan Gerot gave suggestions for feed. He also explained the derby pig process.
Amy Green, 4-H/Youth coordinator, was present to answer questions regarding the Single Source Commercial Swine Class which is in its second year as a special swine class at the Washington County Fair. All speakers have a great connection to the current swine industry and were able to answer questions for 4-H members.
Please contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811, with any questions regarding the 4-H swine project area, single source commercial swine class or about getting involved with 4-H.