|Livestock Quality Assurance for Junior Fair exhibitors|
|Written by Jim Lopshire|
|Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:39 PM|
Extension Educator Paulding County
The youth quality assurance program introduces youth to the responsibilities associated with food animal production and teaches skills necessary to produce a safe and wholesome food. Interactive lessons on animal management techniques and practice in ethical decision-making related to food animal production are included. Program results indicate participants gain skills in animal management techniques and the youths’ opinions about consumer expectations have been positively influenced. Furthermore, the program provides a successful model for including character education with subject matter education.
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