Livestock Lessons – Round 2

Youth sought to showcase their ‘Livestock Lessons’

Great news!  We are releasing the next round of Livestock Lessons ending on March 19, 2021.  The potential topics for your lessons are endless!  We would love for you to submit your 4-H demonstrations, FFA public speaking entries, any videos, and written work that aligns with the work your already doing.  This time period will allow us to see you talk about acquiring your animal project or caring for newborn animals.  No matter what topic you choose, remember that the most impactful presentations are both accurate and engaging. Be creative, be funny, be serious, just be you! Think about something you have learned in your animal science project or something that you enjoy doing and prepare to share it.

Round 2 of the Wisconsin Livestock Lessons will include many ways for youth to show their work and interests.

For grades 3-8: (only one submission per category)
1.  An Oral Video presentation
2.  Written Public Service Announcement (PSA)

For grades 9-13th: (only one submission per category)
1.  An Oral Video presentation
2.  Written Public Service Announcement (PSA)
3   SAE Project Slides

Livestock Lessons are open to all youth who are interested in animal projects. Each youth can enter one submission in both oral presentation and written public service announcements, and for older youth grades 9-13th they can submit an entry in the SAE Project Slides. The SAE Project Slides are a new addition to assist older youth in framing out topics of interest and explore careers, which can assist them in completing their SAE application.  Submitted entries will be divided into the following grade judging categories from the 2020-2021 school year. Junior (Grades 3-5), Intermediate (Grades 6-8) and Senior (Grades 9-13).

These activities can serve as “county educational requirements”.  These are ideas, and county programs will have the final say on if they meet county requirements.  There are no educational opportunities that can substitute for YQCA certification.

Submissions are due March 19.  The top entries in each division will receive monetary awards and may be featured on Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program social media, YouTube channels and other media outlets.
Contact Bernie O’Rourke at, UW Madison Animal & Dairy Sciences, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, for questions.

Livestock Lessons News release
Livestock Lessons Registration Guidance
SAE Google Slide Powerpoint Presentation (ppt)
Template of SAE Google Slides (Google Slides)
Livestock Lessons Online Submission Link
Livestock Lessons Resource Guide


Round 1 Livestock Lessons Winners – Review Round 1 winners to get ideas for your Livestock Lessons
Congratulations to our first round of Livestock Lessons youth.
Grades 3-5
1.  Caleb Formo, Iowa County
2.  Morgan Anderson, Polk County
3.  MaKieyela Raisler, Waupaca County
Public Service Announcements (PSA)
1.  Morgan Anderson, Polk County
2.  MaKieyela Raisler, Waupaca County

Grades 6-8
1.  Alison Gartman, Sheboygan County

Grades 9-12

1.  Vivian Stephenson, Vernon County
2.  Maggie and Abby Stalbaum, Columbia County
3.  Elizabeth Colwell – Juneau County
Public Service Announcements (PSA)
1.  Vivian Stephenson, Vernon County
2.  Erin Lancaster, Barron County

Thank you to our sponsors, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Wisconsin Pork Association, Wisconsin Beef Council, and Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, who provided our winners with gift certificates to their favorite show supply store or Culvers, a continued sponsor of youth

Lori Wick, Positive Youth Development Extension Educator, Lafayette County
Darlene Arneson, Agriculture in the Classroom Coordinator, Wisconsin Farm Bureau
Jim Massey, Editor Country Today, retired
Brooke Roberts, Director of Communication and Outreach-Wisconsin Beef Council
Amy Mitchell, Positive Youth Development Extension Educator, Crawford County
Jackie Johnson, Agriculture Education Instructor, Bloomer High School
Bernie O’Rourke, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, UW Madison Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences

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