Wilco Youth Blog

Flashback to National FFA Convention

Julia Barnes

By Wilco Youth Blogger: Julia Barnes
October 1, 2014

The National FFA Convention is less than a month away and all across the country CDE teams are making their final preparations to compete in Louisville, Kentucky. Livestock Judging, Agriculture Communications, Agricultural Sales, and Parliamentary Procedure, just to name a few. I’m excited to say that I, along with many other hard working members, will…

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Starting All Over Again

Shayne White

By Wilco Youth Blogger: Shayne White
September 30, 2014

With state fair coming to a close and school starting, life is beginning to slow down just a little bit. However; beef showmen will be getting their steers very soon. Whether you are new to cattle or are a veteran showman, here are some simple ideas to help you have a great year. I have…

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The Amazing Molt

Julia Barnes

By Wilco Youth Blogger: Julia Barnes
September 29, 2014

If you looked at Tyke, my Welsh Harlequin drake, today and compared him to a picture I took in the spring, you wouldn’t believe me when I said they are the same bird. Twice a year all ducks go through a process called molting. Molting is when a bird replaces their old plumage with new…

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What Stock Shows Are All About

Shayne White

By Wilco Youth Blogger: Shayne White
September 20, 2014

Stock shows are a place where you have fun, spend time with family and maybe make some money. They are also a great way to meet new friends and learn new skills. Each time I go to a show, I look at it like the first day of school, where the doors are open and…

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Showing Poultry

Julia Barnes

By Wilco Youth Blogger: Julia Barnes
August 9, 2014

Attending your first poultry show can be stressful and overwhelming, even more so if you don’t know what to expect. Hopefully this post will help you be better prepared and to know what to expect. This is “part 2” that goes along with my last post, Showing Poultry: Part 1 Conditioning Poultry for Show. I…

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Poultry for Show

Julia Barnes

By Wilco Youth Blogger: Julia Barnes
August 8, 2014

Everybody has their “thing”, their “niche”. There are those who are extreme sports fan and there are those who play on a sports team. There are those who write short stories or poems and there are those who are reading constantly. And then there are those who fall into that little category of “Poultry Enthusiasts”….

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Country Fair Success

Jaleena Reber

By Wilco Youth Blogger: Jaleena Reber
August 6, 2014

Hello everyone! I just got back from fair 2 days ago and now I am in recovery mode because fair is exhausting! We stayed in a camp trailer for a whole week during fair and it was about 90 degrees every day. Even though it was very hot, my horses did amazing! It was Joey’s…

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How to Ship a Hatching Egg

Julia Barnes

By Wilco Youth Blogger: Julia Barnes
July 13, 2014

Sharing my birds with others is one of my favorite parts of the poultry hobby. I’ve found that selling and shipping fertile eggs to people across the country is one of the best ways to promote my breeds, spread a rare breed, and simply build up my business. It’s a surprise to most people, but…

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Ducks, Which Breed to Choose

Julia Barnes

By Wilco Youth Blogger: Julia Barnes
June 30, 2014

Ducks. When someone thinks of a duck, they usually picture one of two things. The fat, white, barnyard Pekin or the small, colorful wild Mallard. But in reality, there are so many other duck in many shapes and sizes. From the upright, bowling pin shaped Runner, to the pint sized Call, to the huge deep…

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What is OHSET and WAHSET???

Jaleena Reber

By Wilco Youth Blogger: Jaleena Reber
June 26, 2014

Hello everyone, it’s Jaleena! This weekend I am leaving for Redmond, Oregon with Missy to OHSET and WAHSET regionals. Now you probably don’t know what that is so let me explain :-). From January to June, many highschoolers with their equine partner compete with their teammates against other high schools. OHSET stands for Oregon High…

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