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Informational Session Covers Sheep, Goats, Cattle, Horses, Rabbits and Poultry
For Immediate Release: February 22, 2007
Contact: Lynne Richmond
(609) 633-2954

(TRENTON) -- An educational symposium aimed at 4-H youth, FFA students, breed association youth and their volunteer leaders and advisors will be held on Saturday, March 24, covering all aspects of animal agriculture and providing an opportunity for youth from different project areas, counties and schools to meet.

The program will be held at Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences in New Brunswick, and will cover feed, forage and poisonous plants, nutrition, livestock germs and diseases, animal identification, showing tips and specific animal issues for dairy, beef, equine, swine, goats, rabbits and poultry.

The cost for the New Jersey Junior Breeders Symposium is $12 per person for the full-day program and $5 per person for poultry and rabbits (afternoon program only).  The program is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA), New Jersey Junior Breeder Program, and the 4-H program of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

To download a registration form, visit  For more information, call the NJDA at (609) 292-2888, or e-mail Lynn Mathews at

The New Jersey Junior Breeders' Fund, a low-interest loan program, offers agricultural education/FFA students and 4-H members the opportunity to advance the breeding of purebred livestock and the production quality of livestock.Loan applicants must be New Jersey residents, have adequate facilities for livestock and be either 4-H members or FFA/agricultural education students.