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By Ann | April 20, 2010

2010 Food Animal Products Academy (FAPA)

The Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences and 4-H Youth Development are offering a Food Animal Products Academy (FAPA) for 4-H members who are interested in animal agriculture and the products they produce. This academy will be held June 29-July 1, 2010, on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University. Designed to introduce participants to food animal product development and careers in food animal industries, the Food Animal Products Academy will provide youth hands-on learning activities about animal agriculture through the food animal industry; product development, marketing and distribution; food preparation; and more. Participants will watch demonstrations, prepare meals, and tour businesses to learn about the food animal industry.

Who is eligible to apply? 4-H members ages 14 years and older at the time of FAPA who have been actively involved in projects taken for food production are encouraged to apply. Examples of food animal projects include beef, sheep, swine, goats, dairy, and poultry.

Is there a fee to attend? Yes. Youth must pay a $100.00 participation fee.
Meals, dormitory housing, and resource materials are paid for through an Ohio 4-H
Foundation Grant.

What is expected of the participants? Participants will be expected to give talks
to local commodity groups and their 4-H clubs about what they learned from attending
this academy. Participants must identify one or two adults (parents, 4-H advisors, etc.) who will
attend the last day of the academy, July 1, for the departing luncheon.

How can I apply? Complete the Food Animal Products Academy application and return it to Dr. Paul Kuber no later than May 14, 2010. Answer the four questions thoroughly. Emphasize your interest food animal production and product development. Space is limited to 50 participants, who will be notified of their acceptance by May 21. The $100.00 participation fee will be due no later than June 4 and must be paid in full at that time.
2010 FAPA Application

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How to Obtain Noseprints

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