Youth Interested in Livestock

— Written By Vonda Vaughn
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N.C. Cooperative Extension, Mitchell County Center provides a livestock interest 4-H club for all youth ages 5 to 18- Mitchell County Boots and Buckles 4-H Livestock Club. To participate in this club, youth do not have to own livestock of any kind. This club is designed for each meeting to educate youth on livestock and the agriculture industry, all while allowing youth to interact and have hands-on experience with live animals. Each meeting will incorporate important educational material on varying productions and breeds of animals.

Mitchell County Boots and Buckles 4-H Livestock Club meets once monthly on a Tuesday or Thursday evening. Meeting dates and times will be announced and set in advance of the following meetings. Some weekend field days will also be included in the Club’s schedule and will be determined and announced.

Whether it be at a farm or park, each meeting’s location will vary in order to provide an exciting and new atmosphere for the participating youth.

Parents of youth that are interested in participating in the Mitchell County Boots and Buckles 4-H Livestock Club should contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Mitchell County Center at 828-688-4811 to register their youth with 4-H and the livestock Club.


  • Participating youth will learn crucial information about agriculture and livestock.
  • Participating youth will have the ability to work one-on-one with local livestock producers and their livestock.
  • Participating youth will participate in hands-on activities with live animals.
  • Youth will receive education and hands-on experience with animals that they do not own at home.
  • Participating youth will have the ability to show animals at the Avery County A&H Fair and other fairs.

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