Ethics Class December 16th

Ethics Class: On Saturday, December 16th, 2017 Indian River County 4-H will hold a Youth Livestock Show Ethics and Animal Care workshop to certify those wishing to show live projects at Florida Fairs.  Established by the Florida State Fair, the training is mandatory for any youth exhibitor showing a livestock project at the Florida State Fair as well as many county fairs, including the Indian River County Firefighters Fair held in March.

Ethics Class:
9:00am to 12:00pm
Indian River County Administration complex
Commissioners’ Chambers, Building A
1801 27th Ave., Vero Beach 32960.

Preregistration is available online (note: use Internet Explorer!) until Dec. 8th using the FL State Fair website:
walk-ins are welcome starting at 8:30am.

Youth exhibitors will receive training and information on raising and showing a livestock project including:

  • The purpose of youth livestock projects
  • The importance of ethics in youth livestock projects
  • Proper handling and management of livestock
  • The difference between animal welfare and animal rights
  • Preparation to be an ambassador for livestock agriculture

Exhibitors are expected to sign in prior to class and sign out at class end, sign in sheets are sent to the Florida State Fair Agribusiness office for certification numbers to be issued. Certification is good for 3 years following the September – May fair season dates. For this season, all certification number starting with 16, 17 or 18 are current, any number starting less than 16 are expired.

For information or questions on Ethic Certification Numbers, please contact Karen Murdaugh at 813-627-4341 or email
For information or directions to the Indian River Dec. 16th Ethics workshop, contact Darren Cole at