Goat learning lab kit added at Extension

A new learning opportunity is now available through ISU Extension & Outreach – Greene County. The goat learning lab kit contains hands-on, durable learning materials for use in teaching and evaluating knowledge of livestock. Purchase of the kit is made possible with funds received through Communities for Children and Community Partnerships for Protecting Children.

At a 4-H project meeting

Greene County 4-H purchased the kit for use with 4-H clubs, classrooms, FFA chapters, agriculture activities and more. The goat lab will be shared with the 4-H programs in the five counties that are regional partners – Carroll, Crawford, Guthrie, Audubon, and Shelby. The region also has kits available for beef, dairy, dog, horse, plant identification, poultry, rabbit, sheep and swine.

“The kit supports the 4-H Goat Project and its efforts to increase participation numbers. By sharing the kits with our regional 4-H partners, the potential audience is in excess of 1,000 youth. Add to that schools and other activities and we have the ability to introduce species-specific learning to a large number of youth,” stated Kayla Hyett, Greene County 4-H and youth coordinator. “We can now offer a great learning experience to the 4-H’ers in our livestock project groups.”

To learn more about the kits or to reserve them, contact Greene County Extension at 515-386-2138; email Hyett at khyett [at] iastate [dot] edu; or visit the Extension office at 104 W. Washington St, Jefferson.

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