Clinic planned for junior fair poultry exhibitors


DARKE COUNTY – All junior fair poultry exhibitors from Darke County and surrounding counties are invited to attend the Darke County Junior Fair Committee Poultry Clinic on April 6.

The clinic, sponsored by Darke County Junior Fair Poultry Committee, is scheduled to start at noon and continue until 2:30 p.m. in the Youth Building at the Darke County Fair. The clinic will immediately follow the April 6 Quality Assurance Program in the Youth Building that starts at 10 a.m.

A free lunch will be served at the start of the clinic sponsored by Cooper Farms. The poultry clinic will focus on nutrition, animal care, animal health, processing, showmanship and fair selection and biosecurity.

The 2019 Darke County meat poultry judge will be present to help conduct the clinic. This clinic is an opportunity for exhibitors to expand their knowledge of their poultry projects and get prepared for upcoming fair.

Also at the clinic, information and updates will be provided on mandatory skillathon for all poultry exhibitors, information about outstanding poultry exhibitors awards, sale process and updates about poultry barn rules changes, poultry barn scholarship opportunities, opportunities to serve on junior fair board representing the poultry department and Darke County Poultry Royalty program.

At the clinic, junior fair poultry exhibitors can practice through upcoming skillathon information. The program also will feature door prizes.

Individuals should RSVP by calling Dena Wuebker at 937-423-2369, Cindy Mayo at 937-417-2296, Amy Addis at 937-216-2107 or email Wuebker at dena.wuebker@vtigers.org by April 2.