University of Missouri Extension in Sullivan County is hosting a Small Animal Show Clinic on April 30 for 4-H and FFA members to improve their skills.
The clinic covers rabbits, poultry and dogs, says Penny Kittle, MU Extension 4-H youth program assistant. Youth and their parents are welcome to attend. Participants are encouraged to bring their animals.
Participants will learn about selection, handling, feeding, grooming, exhibiting and health care of animals. Experts on each species will give short presentations and offer hands-on information.
“This clinic will be geared towards beginner and intermediate level exhibitors, giving the information they need to succeed in their project,” says Kittle. “Youth animal projects can teach responsibility and stewardship. Exhibitors need to have a strong understanding of animals’ needs and how to prepare them for show day.”
The clinic runs from 9 a.m. to noon on in Green City City Park, rain or shine.
Preregister by April 22 for $15 or register the morning of the event for $20. Lunch is available free to youth and is $5 for adults. There will be door prizes.