N.C State Fair Youth Market Turkey Show Project

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Every year kids across the state enter turkeys at the N. C State Fair. This is a project where youth get their turkeys from N.C State in June as poults and then raise the birds until state fair time. The turkey project is open to youth ages 5-18 as of June 1, 2017. Each participant may pick up from 1 to 3 banded turkey hen poults (Only one choice bird will be allowed to show, the rest you keep). Turkey hen poults will be available for pick up, on June 8th and 9th, from 9:00am to 5:00pm, at the NCSU Animal and Poultry Teaching Unit. Registration for the 2017 Youth Market Turkey Show will be open Wednesday, March 1st at 3:00 PM. There is a limit of 300 participants due to space at the State Fair and the availability of turkey poults. The first 300 participants who pay the $10 registration fee by June 1st (for each person not for each poult) after they have registered online, will have poults reserved for them. For complete details about this project visit here. If you have any questions regarding this project please call Morgan Watts- Livestock Agent at 704-216-8970.

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Photo of Morgan WattsMorgan WattsExtension Agent, Agriculture - Livestock, Row Crops (704) 216-8970 morgan_watts@ncsu.eduRowan County, North Carolina
Posted on Feb 22, 2017
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