Animal Sciences Education Series Announced for 2022

This series is offered in connection with the University of Wisconsin Madison Animal & Dairy Sciences Department, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and Division of Extension.

The Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program (WYLP) is excited to offer these LIVE Virtual Zoom educational programs for the spring of 2022. These current topics are for youth and adults alike and occur on the second Thursday of the month from January through May. Each session begins at 7 p.m. CST with a presentation followed by a question-and-answer time. Register for any or all the events to get the connection information by email.

For registration and details about each presentation , go to: On this webpage, you can also find an educational verification form. Complete the form and turn it in to your county fair and or livestock committee to verify your participation. These activities can serve as “county educational requirements.”

These sessions will provide awareness and knowledge of animal agriculture in the challenge areas listed. They will also give details on careers and how this area connects with your animal project. There will be a case study to further develop discussion skills with a local project leader, agriculture, and/or science teacher on the discussion topic. Younger youth can learn through a take-home activity they talk about with parents and/or project leaders.

  • January 13 – Grand Challenge: Animal Health & Welfare
  • February 10 – Grand Challenge: Precision Agriculture
  • March 10 – Grand Challenge: Food Safety Pork Carcass Evaluation, Fabrication and Cooking with Pork
  • April 14 – Grand Challenge: Land and Water
  • May 12 – Grand Challenge: Biomedical Advancements

For more information visit or contact Bernie O’Rourke, UW- Madison Animal & Dairy Science Extension Youth Livestock Specialist at (608) 263-4304 or For more information, go to the Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program.

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