4-H members participate in the Poultry Project
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4-H Poultry Project
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4-H Members from Polk County have spent the summer caring for some babies. Last spring 34 4-H members were given 12 baby chicks after submitting an application to participate in the 4-H Poultry Project. The 4-H members were given 12 Black Star chicks. 4-H Members agreed to provide care for the chicks and return three grown pullets to the 4-H Poultry Show and Sale, which was held Sept. 7 at the showbarn in Benton. Twenty-two 4-H members from across the county participated in the show. The show was divided into three divisions. Showing in the Explorer Division were Isaiah Brown, Cameron Coffey, Colton Dixon, Joey Hickey, Mitchell Lamb, Eddie Lamb, Shelby Maynor, Jolee Neely, Laurel Price, Sydney Silvers, Riley Smith, and Nicholas Trahan. 4-H members in the Junior Division were Charlie Bear, Isaac Brown, Colin Flannery, Bekah Harden, Brad Hatcher, Ben Monroe, and Iris Wilson. 4-H Members in the Junior High Division were Jenny Bates, Robert Goodner, and Dawson Peak. Results of the show were as follows: Champion explorer pullets and the Show’s Grand Champion went to Cameron Coffey from South Polk School 4-H. Junior Champion and the show’s Reserve Champion went to Ben Monroe of the 4-H Homeschool Club. The Junior High Champion went to Dawson Peak from the 4-H Homeschool Club. After the show the pullets were sold at auction at an average price of $12 per pullet. This money will help provide the program to 4-H members next year. Sanders and Becky Whaley served as the 4-H Poultry Show judges. Mike Witt auctioned the pullets. Some of the poultry participants are shown with their awards. Top photo is Explorers; center, Junior High participants; and bottom photo, Junior group.