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Florida 4-H Dairy Goat Chain

The Florida 4-H Dairy Goat Chain will be an educational teaching program and facilitate more Florida youth participating in the 4-H dairy goat project by providing them with a high-quality, pure bred dairy goat.  The selected 4-H member will be the owner of a goat/s provided to Florida 4-H courtesy of The Quirie Family of Hazy Fields Farm and Elizabeth Kennelley of Devonshire Dairy Goats , or is the offspring of an animal previously part of the chain.  The 4-H member will provide all the needs of this animal and care for the animal as part of his or her 4-H project and maintain a youth membership in the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) . 

The 4-H member will complete a record book on the project animal, and show the animal in at least two local, regional, or state-level 4-H shows.  When the goat is of proper age, the 4-H member will facilitate breeding the animal to produce registered kids.  The first doe kid will then be used to provide a project animal for another 4-H member, thus adding another ‘link to the chain’.  All other kids born to the original animal after the 1st doeling will be the property of the 4-H member. 

Please submit this application, along with a cover letter, resume’ (including 4-H highlights), letter of recommendation from your club leader or county agent, and an essay of up to 500 words on the topic ‘What impact owning a registered dairy goat will have on my life’ to Dr. Chris DeCubellis, cdecube@ufl.edu or 2142 Shealy Drive, PO Box 110230, Gainesville, FL 32611 by October 1, 2021.