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STATE 4-H SMALL ANIMAL EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM SET FOR FEB. 25

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CLAYTON, NJ - Nearly 75 4-H members and volunteers representing nine counties (Atlantic, Cumberland, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Ocean, Salem and Somerset) will attend the State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25 in Clayton (Gloucester County), New Jersey.

“The State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium is an annual event, now in its fourth year, that offers   a venue for 4-H members to advance their knowledge and skills in topics related to poultry, reptiles, small animals, cavy and rabbits.  In addition, the event provides a venue to compete at an advanced level and meet other 4-H members from around the state,” says Jeannette Rea Keywood, New Jersey 4-H Youth Development Program - Small Animal Project Advisory Council liaison.

The State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium will provide an opportunity for 4-H members, leaders and parents to participate in a variety of educational and competitive events. Activities and events to be held at the symposium will include: 4-H Rabbit Hopping Exhibition and the 4-H Small Animal Project Art Show.  Workshops to be offered during the event include: poultry health checks, anatomy, and breed identification workshops; rabbit disease management, breed identification, care, and standards of perfection workshops; writing for judges workshop; reptile workshop, small animal judging workshop; show ethics workshop; rabbit & cavy showmanship workshop; and a workshop on egg preparation and nutrition. The State 4-H Small Animal Educational Symposium is hosted by the State 4-H Small Animal Project Advisory Council. 

The 4-H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station - Cooperative Extension. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13(one year out of high school), on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or disability.

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