4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
4-H Youth Development Program

Animal Science Symposium

2019 State Animal Science Symposium

4-H Animal Science Symposium logo

June 17 - 18, 2019 

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616
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About the Symposium

The 4-H Animal Science Symposium is a train-the-trainer professional development conference with educational sessions on animal welfare and animal health led by specialists on animal welfare, animal health, and species-specific issues. 

Who should attend

4-H staff, key 4-H adult volunteers, 4-H teen youth (13-19 year olds) and Future Farmers of America (FFA) supervisors/teachers

Event Information

Event Flier

To download the event flier, please click here.


Monday, June 17  
11:00am-12:00pm Welcome & Keynote Address
12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch
12:45pm-1:45pm New 4-H Curriculum Showcase
1:50pm-2:50pm Poultry Care & Welfare/Service Learning: Biosecurity & Predator
2:50pm-3:15pm Break
3:15pm-4:15pm Poultry Care & Welfare/Service Learning: Biosecurity & Predator
4:15pm-4:45pm Questions & Answers
Tuesday, June 18  
7:45am-8:30am Breakfast
8:30am-9:30am 4-H Goat Curriculum Activities Part I
9:30am-9:45am Break
9:45am-10:45am 4-H Goat Curriculum Activities Part II
11:00am-1:00pm UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Tour/Lunch
1:10pm-2:10pm Expert Panel: Cooperative Extension Specialists
2:15pm-2:45pm Wrap-up & Evaluations
Schedule is subject to change

Keynote Speakers:

Joan Dean Rowe - BS, DVM, MPVM, PhD

Professor; Population Health & Reproduction

Research Focus:Reproductive epidemiology in cattle, sheep and goats; Caprine lentivirus infection: Caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus epidemiology and control; Caprine abortion and reproductive failure; Minor species drug approval (small ruminant); Small ruminant estrus synchronization

Planning Committee

Martin Smith, Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Department of Population Health and Reproduction, Veterinary Medicine Extension and Human Ecology, UC Davis, mhsmith@ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-6894

Jessica Bautista, Program Advisor for STEM, UC ANR, jbautista@ucanr.edu, (530) 750-1341

Cheryl L. Meehan, Staff Research Associate, UC Davis



Registration Closes June 7, 2019 or when space is filled.

Please click here to register.

Space is limited to 50 participants total.

20 spaces are reserved for teens (ages 13-19) on a first come, first serve basis.


Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies and individuals for the 4-H Animal Science Symposium. Please review the Sponsorship Levels for more details about the benefits of sponsorship. Please contact Jessica Bautista at jbautista@ucanr.edu or (530) 750-1341 with any questions or to apply.

Keynote Sponsor: $5,000 +


Presenting Sponsor: $2,500 - $4,999


Partner Sponsor: $500 - $2,499


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