Leap Into Sheep Program

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Two youths pose with a lamb while holding a Reserve Champion sign.

This program is designed for youth that have an interest in animal agriculture and would like the opportunity to show a lamb. This program is designed for beginners who have not had the opportunity to show animals before and participants will only be allowed to show in this program one year. We hope participants will want to take on a project of their own in future years after their experience in the Leap into Sheep Program. Youth will be required to pay $50 up front as a registration fee to Duplin County 4-H. This will cover the cost of the lamb, a bag of feed, a blanket, feed trough, and halter. Other expenses expected as part of this project will be the responsibility of the participant and are listed below. At the end of the project, any money received through the sale of the lamb after the North Carolina State Fair.

Video of past participant

Overview of the Program

Counties of Participation
New for 2024 this program is open to the entire State of North Carolina.

All of the following information is being updated and will be released shortly.

Registration Form (Applications due March 15)

Leap into Sheep Program Overview

Mentor Registration Form (For youth that have experience showing lambs and would like to help beginners)

Would you like to help sponsor the program? More information on how you can help can be at Support the Leap Into Sheep Program.

For More Information Contact:

Brent Jennings (bjjennin@ncsu.edu)
Charmae Kendall (charmae_kendall@ncsu.edu)
Andrew Weaver (arweave3@ncsu.edu)