Department

Agricultural Education and Communication Department

Degree Name

BS in Agricultural Science

Date

6-2017

Advisor(s)

Robert Flores

Abstract/Summary

The purpose of this project was to design a manual to be used by 4-H leaders and members. The author wants to develop an interesting and intriguing manual that will demonstrate how to raise a market steer. This manual will contain step by step instructions on how fit a steer for show and how to halter break. These illustrations will help guide a 4-H member through the process of handling their steer. The Huasna Valley 4-H Steer Manual will provide beneficial information, to the leader and member, from the moment the project is purchased to sale. More importantly, the manual will get the 4-H members excited about their new project!

The 4-H steer manual will lead to a more insightful and qualified leader while creating a less stressful experience for a beginning 4-H member. 4-H is a beneficial opportunity for youth interested in animal agriculture and provides a basis for them to gain confidence and responsibility. By educating these members with facts and new information, these 4-H members will be better able to care for their projects; therefore, leading to an increased rate of returning members. By creating an experience that is enjoyable and stress free, members and leaders will be able to have a successful project.

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