Only 2% of youth in the U.S. live on a farm or ranch, but many young Minnesotans are excited about animals. Because so many kids don't have easy access to farm animals, Minnesota 4-H has announced three new opportunities to learn about livestock.
Down on the Farm is a seven-part learning series for kids in grades K-3. Weekly sessions will include hands-on activities focused on a different animal and virtual visits to real Minnesota farms. There is no cost to participate. All seven sessions start at 10:45 a.m. on Saturdays from Jan. 30 to March 13. Register online or call Casey Olson at 320-589-1711 for more information.
Live at the Bunny Barn is the perfect one-time learning experience for kids who love rabbits and for kids who don't have rabbits but have always wanted to learn about them. Youth in grades K-3 will get to meet a Minnesota teenager who is passionate about rabbits and practice rabbit care with a stuffed animal of their choosing. The class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Register online by Feb. 17.
Livestock in a Box is a four-part series for youth in grades 4-7 to explore goats, rabbits, poultry and dairy. Each box, mailed to family homes, will introduce youth to breed identification, nutrition, health, care, and careers associated with each animal. Cost is $25 per box. Order one or the whole series now.