Animal Science Discover Day- May 29

 Animal Science Discover Day- May 29


All youth aged 8–18 years old are invited to the annual Animal Science Discover Day May 29, Wednesday 9:00am – 3:30 pm in Curtis, NE on the NCTA Campus. Activities will focus on several different aspects of various livestock production & careers. Participants will gain important life skills while attending seven different workshops taught by animal science teachers. There are several NEW topics this year including: meat science, calving simulation, horse IV, Livestock skillathon, quiz bowl, Zoonosis, Animal welfare, Ag Advocacy and more! Participants will be divided into junior and senior tracts so teachers can go more in depth with the older youth.

The sessions are designed to be learning experiences in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Parents and other adults interested in the livestock industry and in educating youth are encouraged to register and participate also.

Register & pay online by May 22 for $15/participant at:    Late registrations will be $20/participant. This price includes lunch provided by the Frontier County 4-H Council and Ag Valley Co-op.  For more information contact Kimberly at

Nebraska Extension educators along with UNL Animal Science professors and Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) teachers will lead the sessions.  

The event is a great opportunity for ALL youth to learn more about the livestock industry and can help prepare 4-H and FFA members for various competitions & life skills. Youth will also increase their basic understanding of science, ag literacy, and technology.   They will be able to apply science skills to their 4-H projects and explore careers related to Animal Science.