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4-H Extension, FFA Coming Together to Create Small Livestock Project

4-H and FFA
4-H and FFA

Russell County 4-H Extension and Russell High School FFA are coming together to create a small livestock project opportunity to learn and grow.

4-H and FFA projects will be able to utilize the facility for minimal costs to help grow a responsible project experience.

The Russell High School FFA Farm located just east of Shaffer Field on USD 407 property will serve as a location to develop these projects and skills.

Midway Extension District 4-H and Youth Development Agent Marcia Gier...

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The project needs help in two different ways as the collaboration begins:

  • Donations of money to help pay for the electrical, structural (insulation) and pen building materials. This is anticipated to be a $5,000 to $6,000 project using local businesses that will do the work from December 1 to February 1. Donors may make checks payable to USD 407, 802 North Main, Russell, KS, 67665. Please be sure to include a memo as FFA/4-H Farm Project.
  • Donations of time and expertise that can aid in building the pens and organizing the space for families to use. A work weekend will likely occur soon, organized by K-State Extension agents and the RHS FFA Chapter.

(Information courtesy Marcia Gier, 4-H and Youth Development Agent.)