LIBERTY — Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) has two new 4-H animal science programs for ages 5-18. The programs will be held at the Extension Education Center at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty.

• Second Fridays, Jan. 11-June 7 - Dog Achievement Series: On the second Friday each month from 6:30-8 p.m., youth can experience non-competitive activities for dog lovers, divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Each month, they will work on different topics and creatively document progress along the way.

• Saturday, Jan. 26 - Poultry Palooza: Guest speakers and hands-on, educational activities make up this program for young poultry enthusiasts from 1-3 p.m. Topics will include showmanship, judging, egg judging, coops, biosecurity, disease, nutrition, poultry quiz bowl, and more.

The cost of each program is $8 per youth or $5 per 4-H member. Space is limited and registration with non-refundable payment is required in advance by visiting sullivancce.org/events, emailing sullivan@cornell.edu, or calling CCESC at 292-6180.

Any Sullivan County youth ages 5-18 can apply to enroll in 4-H for free, all year long.