Kansas 4-H and FFA youth are invited to Junior Sheep and Junior Beef Days at Kansas State University to learn more about production and management of both species.



MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State University Youth Livestock Program, K-State Research & Extension, and the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry will be hosting two junior producer days in the spring of 2018.  Junior Sheep Producer Day will be Saturday, March 17 and Junior Beef Producer Day will be Saturday, March 24.

Both events will be hosted in Weber Arena on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. The junior day programs are a one-day educational opportunity for youth, parents, project leaders, agents, and other adults to increase their knowledge about youth livestock production and management.  All ages are welcome, but all attendees must register. These are biennial events, with sheep and beef days hosted in even years and the swine and meat goat in odd years.

The cost for each junior day is $15 per person for those who register by the early deadline, and $20 per person for those who register after the deadline.  Please note, any registrations received after the early deadline cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt.

There are two methods available to register:  1) download the flyer at, complete the bottom portion of the flyer and mail it with payment; or  2) complete the online registration at Early registration for Junior Sheep Producer Day is Feb. 23 and March 2 for Junior Beef Producer Day.

More information is available at For questions, please contact Lexie Hayes, youth livestock coordinator, at or 785-532-1264.

Source: KSU Extension