MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Young Cultivator Merit Badges

Garden Gate

6. Bovine Buddy

Beginner Level

  • With the assistance of your mentoring Sister or your parents or grandparents, drive or walk around your town, county, or neighborhood, taking time to admire the cattle in your area.
  • Take photos of what you see if you can. If you cannot, then draw pictures of what you saw.

Intermediate Level

  • Find a bovine buddy to adopt. You might do so by asking for help from a neighbor, a farmgirl you know, a local 4-H club, or a relative.

Expert Level

  • Write down the breed of your animal and the reason you chose it. Locate a book or find information online about your particular breed of animal.
  • Keep a diary on your animal to track expenses and monitor its growth.
  • Present or tell all about your animal to your family, school or homeschool club, local Farmgirl Chapter, or Young Cultivators group.

January, 2016 Edition