Youth Contest Deadline Approaching – Entries in the Ayrshire Youth Record Book Contest and National Ayrshire Youth Scholarship must be postmarked by March 1, 2012. Applications are available online at Youth Challenge – The National Ayrshire Youth Committee is challenging Ayrshire youth to sell calf raffle tickets with the raffle to be held in June at the National Ayrshire Convention in Wisconsin. The youth member selling the most tickets will receive a $100 cash prize. The second place prize is $75 and third place is $50. Prices for the tickets are $2 each, or 3 for $5. The winner has the choice of the calf or $500. If the winner chooses the money, the calf will then be sold in the National Convention Sale with the proceeds going to the National Ayrshire Youth Fund. Tickets are available from the Ayrshire Breeders' Association or a youth committee member. The National Ayrshire Youth Fund is extremely vital to our organization. Through the youth fund, the National Ayrshire Youth Committee sponsors Ayrshire junior programs such as quiz bowl, record book, outstanding youth, and princess contests; scholarships, junior production awards, junior type classification awards, national junior shows and much more. In addition, they support industry-wide events with recognitions and awards such as dairy judging contests, national 4-H achievement luncheons and other requests that come before them. To support these activities, fund-raising is essential. You can help! 2.24.2012