Raising A Heritage Breed of Poultry

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth
Funds awarded in 2008: $400.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: North Central
State: Illinois
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  • Animals: poultry


  • Animal Production: heritage breeds
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display

    Proposal abstract:

    The purpose of this project is to develop a Langshan Breeding Program and Youth Involvement Program to encourage the 4-H in Kendall County, Illinois to raise heritage breeds of poultry using sustainable methods. Many students want to show poultry, but do not know where they can purchase purebred stock. By encouraging the breeding and showing of Langshans, I will help prevent this threatened breed from going extinct.

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