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Green Co. group awarded $20,000 for Heifer Chain Program

From Commonwealth News Service

The Green County Cattlemen's Association was approved for $20,000 in Green County funds to implement a youth heifer chain program to increase youth involvement in the livestock industry.

The grant was approved today, May 17, 2013, by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, which approved $2,793,931 for 25 agricultural diversification projects, including the Green County Grant, across the Commonwealth during its May board meeting at the Scott County Cooperative Extension Office in Georgetown, KY.

This program is available to qualified 4-H or FFA youth ages 9 to 15 who will assume all responsibility for the care, feeding and showing of a beef or dairy heifer. Once the heifers are of age they will be bred, and all reproductively sound heifer calves will be donated back to the program to award to a new student. For more information, contact Tyrone Gentry, County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development, at 270-932-5311 or

This story was posted on 2013-05-17 15:59:08
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