Jersey Calf Available to Worthy Local Youth
Columbia and Greene 4-H alumnus
Ben Gardner received a Jersey calf through a calf award program of the Niagara
County 4-H program in 2008. Since then, that one calf has now become a
string of nine cows. He would like to pay it forward by gifting a Jersey
calf born last fall to an interested youth who lives in Columbia or Greene
county – so he/she may begin to grow their own herd.
- Applicant must be a resident of Columbia or Greene
- Applicant must be 8-15 years old as of January 1,
- Winner will join a 4-H club if not already a 4-H
member in Columbia & Greene Counties.
- Winner will receive delivery of the calf before June
15, 2021. The calf will be registered in the new owner’s name with
the Breed Association by Ben.
- Winner will provide adequate housing as well as
proper feed and health care for the calf.
- Winner will show calf in appropriate 4-H classes at
the Greene County Youth Fair and/or Altamont Fair OR Columbia County Fair.
- Winner must agree to return either the first or
second heifer calf produced by this animal to pay it forward to another
deserving local youth.
- After all scholarship requirements are met, if the winner
desires to sell the award animal, they are free and clear to do so.
How to Apply:
- Complete the application form and submit by March 1,
2021. The form is available here: jersey calf application
OR contact Emily Warrington at 518-318-1210; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Send to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia
and Greene Counties, c/o Linda Tripp, 479 Route 66, Hudson, NY 12534 OR
email to Lke2@cornell.edu.
- Procure at least one non-family reference, using the
form included with the application. Must be submitted by March 1,
Last updated February 3, 2021