Area Animal Science Days (AASD) is a series of three day-long events held around the state in June where youth in the beef, dairy, horse, sheep and swine projects increase their decision making skills and knowledge of animals through judging and grading experiences. Events include evaluation of dairy cattle, horses and meat animals; dairy showmanship contests; hippology (the study of horses); and oral reasons workshops. In addition, each site offers a variety of workshops for small animal projects, which may include rabbits, poultry, dogs, cats or llamas.
The goals of AASD are:
- to increase the availability of education opportunities in the 4-H Animal Science Projects
- to increase decision making skills through judging and grading experiences
- to increase the knowledge of animals through breeding and market evaluation and management information
2019 AASD dates and locations are:
- June 18: Polk County—events offered: dairy, livestock horse workshop and drawing, poster, art and photography contest and small animal (rabbits and poultry) workshop
- June 20: Waupaca County—events offered: dairy, livestock, small animal (rabbit) workshop, goat activities
- June 28: Grant County—events offered: dairy, livestock, small animal (rabbit) workshop, goat activities
The registration fee is $12 for each site. Lunch is available at each event for $8. All fees and registration forms are due to the Host County by June 1st.
To register and for full details on the AASD events, visit https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wi4haganimalscience/files/2019/04/2019-AASD-Registration-Packet.pdf