Guilford District Junior Dairy Show

Celebrating 75 years of kids and cows

This year we will celebrate 75 years of kids and cows at the Greensboro District Junior Dairy Show! (katesheets via Flickr)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — This year we will celebrate 75 years of kids and cows at the Greensboro District Junior Dairy Show! The show will be held July 20th and 21st from 10am-3pm at the Guilford County Extension Center in Greensboro (3309 Burlington Road). The participants showcase their project animals and all they have learned in their 4-H projects at this intensive 2-day competition. The kids and their parents spend months preparing the animals for show – starting with the enormous task of teaching their heifers to be lead with a halter and standing still positioned to show off their favorable dairy qualities.

This year we’ve added an exciting new project to our 75th dairy show. After completing an intensive 8-week project, 6 inner-city kids, from Erwin Montessori School will bring heifers they have training at the NCA&T State University Farm -Dairy Unit to our 4-H dairy show. Cooperative Extension agents and volunteers have worked 3 days a week for the last 8 weeks with the kids to help them learn all the skills they need to confidently show “their” animals in this year’s show. Staff at the A&T Dairy have helped teach the kids all about dairy husbandry and the dairy industry. This collaborative effort between our two land-grant universities, city schools and community volunteers represents over 500 hours of intensive effort towards improving the lives of families in our community.

Please come join us for this two-day show. Spend an hour or the whole day and watch the skills these kids have acquired.

For More information contact Marti Day, Area Specialized Agent, (919) 542-8202 marti_day@ncsu.edu

— NC Cooperative Extension, Guilford County Center

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