The Chippewa County Holstein Breeders’ will again sponsor the Chippewa County Calf Project. The purpose of the project is to promote youth dairy projects by providing youth with the opportunity to raise and own registered Holstein animals and emphasize the value of registered animals, production, cow families and pedigrees.
Loan funds up to $1,500.00, at no interest, will be made available to the youth to purchase a calf. The youth would sign a note co-signed by a parent for collateral. At the end of the 24 months, the youth must pay the loan back to the Association.
To be eligible to apply for a calf through the project, the youth must be a resident of Chippewa County or belong to a 4-H or FFA Chapter in the County. The youth must be at least 9 years of age and no older than 17 or a junior in high school as of January 1, 2019. Applications are due to the Chippewa County Extension Office by February 15, 2019.