Welcome! The Poultry Project, managed by the Jefferson County Poultry Enthusiasts, encourages participants to learn about raising a wide variety of domestic poultry and to set and achieve their own poultry-raising goals. Whether they’re interested in raising poultry for pleasure or to embrace more practical aspects, raising poultry as livestock to make money, having a flock can be both a fun and rewarding hobby.
Unlike many 4-H Projects, participation in the Poultry Project is open to children of all ages, including those who are Pre-K, Kindergarten, First and Second grades, making this one of the first animal projects that a child can participate in. And despite having interest beginning at such an early age, the Poultry Project also delivers a relevant and progressively rewarding experience to older participants throughout their middle and high school years and beyond.
The Poultry Project meets regularly on the second Thursday of the month in September, October, November, January, February, March and April, with meetings centered on a monthly topic(s) and a presentation from a field expert. All topics and presentations are geared towards the ages of the children present at the meetings and are designed to be interactive. And new members, family members are always encouraged to attend!
Poultry Project Meetings are held at the U.W. Extension, 6:30 – 8 pm in Room 8 & 9.
If you have not had the opportunity to do so we would also like to encourage you to check out the Jefferson County Poultry Enthusiasts Facebook page. The facebook page contains up to the minute event information, follow-up to meeting discussions and valuable how-to information that participants may need to supplement their experience.
If at any time you have questions or would like more information about the Poultry Project please feel free to contact Lori Astell, Jefferson County Poultry Project Leader, (920) 912-2412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.