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4-H members attend BBQ Camp

Nineteen youths from Sac County participated in the BBQ Camp at the Sac County Extension and Outreach Office. They were able to test their knowledge playing a trivia game about beef, participated in stations to learn about the cuts of meat and where they are located on a beef animal, identified breeds of cows, read food labels, worked on teamwork skills by playing a straw and eartag game, got to see the bacteria on a play-doh burger, and ended the day by making their own hamburger and seeing the difference when using 80%, 85% and 90% lean ground beef. Participants were able to grill their own burger and tried each percentage of lean ground beef. At the end of the day, participants were able to showcase their finished product to parents. Above, Travis Gulley checks the temperature on his burger while Kari Etherington, instructor of the BBQ Camp, helps to ensure that the burger got to the correct temperature. The burger had to be cooked to 160 degrees to kill all the bacteria before it was safe to eat.

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