There are two exciting opportunities for those interested in showing poultry in Columbia County!
The first one is the 31st Annual Pullet Surprise Youth Contest. In an attempt to promote the breeding and exhibition of purebred poultry among Wisconsin’s youth, the Wisconsin International Poultry Club invites interested youth to apply for the Pullet Surprise. The winners in each of the two categories will receive the following prizes: a pair of show quality purebred fowl, an incubator, a standard cage, feed, a copy of the American Standard of Perfection, a one-year membership in the WIPC, and a poultry carrier. All awards will be presented at the 2017 Wisconsin International Poultry Club Show. The birds awarded will be provided by the members of the Wisconsin International Poultry Club. Youth ages 8-18 are encouraged to apply by August 20th.
The second opportunity is for Avian Quiz Bowl! Avian Quiz Bowl will be held September 23rd at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Portage, WI. The Avian Quiz Bowl will consist of three- or four-member teams. Teams will be quizzed on various aspects of poultry and eggs from hatching to management to cooking, competing against other teams in a game show format. There will be both a junior (under 14 yr) and senior (14-18 yr) division. Senior division winners will represent the State of Wisconsin at the 4-H National Poultry & Egg Conference held in Louisville, KY. Youth of all ages are encouraged to apply by September 1st.
Stay Updated with the Dunn County 4-H program on Facebook!
If you have any questions regarding 4-H Youth Development, please contact:
4-H Program Assistant
Dunn County UW-Extension
3001 US Hwy 12 E, Room 102
Menomonie WI 54751-3045