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Join Brevard County 4-H for the 5th Annual 4-H Fair and Market Poultry Auction

Youth With Prize Hen

Photo by Aly Donovan

Join Brevard County 4-H for our annual 4-H Youth Fair & Market Poultry Auction on Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Office in Cocoa! This event is free and open to the public.  Be sure to stop by to admire 4-Her’s displays of creativity and talent, socialize with our youth exhibitors, participate in the silent auction, and bid on market poultry birds during the live auction.

The market poultry auction is on Saturday, March 17th beginning at 9:00 AM with our breakfast social. This is the perfect time to meet 4-H members and learn all about their projects before bidding on their birds.  The auction begins at 10:30 AM.

For the past six months, 4-H members raised their chicks in preparation for this annual event. This year, over 120 New Hampshire laying hens are being auctioned off by our youth. Proceeds from the auction go back to the 4-H members to help them fund their animal projects for the coming year.

The 4-H Fair is an excellent opportunity for Brevard County youth to exhibit the projects that they have worked hard on all year. 4-H members can complete projects in poultry, rabbits, horticulture, fine arts, cooking and baking, goats, and much more. All of their hard work is on display for the duration of this year’s fair. While 4-H youth earn ribbons for exemplary projects, their work in 4-H earns them much more – 4-H is the only youth development program that is proven to teach youth essential life skills such as responsibility, teamwork, and problem solving that develop lifelong leaders.

For more information on 4-H and this year’s 4-H Fair & Market Poultry Auction, please contact Andrea Lazzari, 4-H Agent, at (321) 633-1702 or a.lazzari11@ufl.edu.

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