This fall, the MDBA will be awarding a qualifying youth applicant with an ADCA registered Dexter heifer. The heifer to be awarded will be available for viewing at Farm Fest (Ozark Empire Fairgrounds) in Springfield, MO from October 6-8 2017.
The purpose of this two year program is to aid youth in getting started in the Dexter Cattle business, by awarding heifer calves to program participants on the basis of merit, future goals and the ability to care for the animal. Any Missouri youth, ages 8 – 15 as of January 1st, 2017, who is a 4-H or FFA member, or for coming high school freshmen who will be joining FFA, with a letter from your FFA advisor, may apply. Homeschooled youth, ages 8 – 15 as of January 1st, 2017, are also eligible by meeting the additional criteria outlined within the application.
Congratulations to Olivia and Sidney! They were awarded in Spring 2017 with their ADCA registered heifers via the Missouri Dexter Breeders Youth Heifer Program.