Etowah 4-H to take part in Chick Chain project


  The Etowah County 4-H program is proud to announce that it will be offering county youth the opportunity to take part in the 4-H Chick Chain project this year.  In the Chick Chain project, young people purchase 18 one-day old chicks from the Extension Office, grow them out for 22 weeks and then bring their top three chickens to the 4-H Show and Auction, where the youngsters will win prizes and will have their top three chicks auctioned off. The cost of the chicks is $50. If the youth bring three back to the show and auction, they are guaranteed to get that $50 back. Any young person ages 9 to 19 who lives or goes to school in Etowah County can take part. You must register for this program with the Extension Office by March 16, 2015. Please contact the Etowah County Extension Office for a registration form or questions concerning this project at 256-547-7936.

The 4-H Chick Chain program is also being offered in neighboring counties. Please contact your local County Extension office for more information on those programs.

4-H is the youth development component of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. 4-H helps young people from rural and urban areas explore their interests and expand their awareness of our world while providing opportunities to develop a greater sense of who they are and who they can become as contributing citizens of our communities, our state, our nation, and our world. The mission is achieved through research-based educational programs of Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities and an ongoing tradition of applied, hands-on/minds-on experiences, which develop the heads, hearts, hands, and health of Alabama youth. 

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