Polk 4-H’ers participate in poultry project

Posted 9/28/19

4-H members from Polk County have spent the summer caring for some babies.  Last spring 4-H members were given 12 baby chicks after applying to participate in the 4-H Poultry Project.  The …

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Polk 4-H’ers participate in poultry project

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4-H members from Polk County have spent the summer caring for some babies.  Last spring 4-H members were given 12 baby chicks after applying to participate in the 4-H Poultry Project.  The 4-H members were given 12 Black Star chicks. 
4-H members agreed to provide care for the chicks and return 3 grown pullets to the 4-H Poultry Show and Sale which was held Sept. 21, at the show barn in Benton.  Twenty-four 4-H members from across the county participated in the show.  The show was divided into three divisions.
Showing in the Explorer Division were Kloie Ballew, Daelyn Collins, Taya Dover, Chole Hyatt, Zeb Ratcliff, Cooper Wilcox, and Laney Williams. 
4-H members in the Junior Division was Aaliah Adams, Destany Adams, Kenzlie Ballew, Mallie Evans, Josh Farris, Carly Fessler, Maia Haney, Jacob Kirkland, Abbie Kline, Chloe Pickel, Tye Posey, and Carter Reibeling. 
4-H members in the Junior High Division were Landon Allen, Kolton Casson, Kennedy Goforth, Ethan Kline, and Mason Posey.  
Results of the show were as follows: Junior Champion and the Show’s Grand Champion pullets went to Mallie Evans from Chilhowee Middle School. Jr. High Champion and Reserve Champion went to Kolton Casson from Chilhowee Middle School. The Explorer Champion of the Show went to Zeb Ratcliff from the South Polk Elementary. 
After the show the pullets were sold at auction at an average price of $13.50 per pullet. This money will help provide the program to 4-H members next year.
James McMillion served as the 4-H Poultry Show judge and Dudley Lawson auctioned the pullets. 
The 4-H program is open to everyone in grades fourth through 12th.

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