Backyard poultry production can be a valuable project for youth, teaching them about animal care, nutrition and more.

In a recent Animal Care Wednesday webinar, poultry nutrition and economics was the focus.

Backyard poultry production can also help youth learn how to balance the books. Raising poultry can teach youth about record keeping, disease management and the importance of daily observation to insure optimal health and well-being of poultry.

iGrow is the teaching platform used by SDSU Extension to assure state of the art program delivery.

Each week, SDSU Extension staff and partners publish the latest information to the communities within 4-H & Youth, Livestock, Agronomy, Healthy Families, Community Development and Gardens. View the Our Experts page to access staff contact information, biographies and links to their most recent content.

About SDSU Extension

SDSU Extension is the indispensible outreach link to people growing South Dakota’s, and the nation’s, future by providing solutions and creating opportunities. We foster learning communities that empower citizens to advocate for sustainable change and strengthen agriculture, natural resources, youth, families and communities.

For more than a century, South Dakotans have depended upon SDSU Extension for unbiased, research-based information. As the outreach arm of our state’s Land Grant, South Dakota State University, SDSU Extension is able to provide South Dakotan farmers, ranchers, agri-business people, families and youth with research-based information they need to succeed.

SDSU Extension has evolved to meet the changing needs of South Dakotans with progressive outreach services which range from one-on-one interaction and forums to 24/7 online access through

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