To prepare families for the Jim Wells County Fair, The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will host a 4-H and FFA Mega-Animal Project Clinic on Saturday, August 22 at the JWC Fairgrounds.
The clinic is open to anyone involved in 4-H, FFA or anyone who wants to learn about animal production.
The clinic will be from 8 a.m. to noon with a $10 fee per person.
County Extension Agent Barbie Wymore said the clinic started last year to get kids ready for the fair through educational activities.
"This gives them a hands-on experience and gives them the option to choose which session they want to attend," she said.
Wymore said all the sessions will go on at the same time and focus on advanced topics, opposed to the sessions that were at the introductory level last year. Kids can attend the one pertaining to the animal they raise and parents can attend another if they have multiple animals.
Dr. Randy Stanko from Texas A&M University-Kingsville will give a general session on drug testing, Joe Taylor will present on beef nutrition and health care, Scott Wilson will speak on using dogs to track and train lamb and goat projects, Marcos Barrientes will present swine nutrition and health care and a small animal production on poultry and rabbits will also be available.
"This is the perfect time to get answers to any questions and figure out what animal they will raise in time for the fair," she said.
The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension is asking participants to RSVP to the County Extension Office by Tuesday, August 18. If you have any questions, call the office at 668-5705.