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The rabbit project teaches proper methods of caring for, raising, breeding, and marketing rabbits. Youth participating in this project can choose to raise rabbits for market (breeding and raising rabbits for meat); breeding (breeding and raising rabbits for desired or unique characteristics); and pets (raising rabbits for companionship).  

Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts:  mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity.  This program fosters mastery by learning about caring for, raising, breeding, and marketing rabbits, belonging by interacting and connecting with adults and youth with similar interests, independence by demonstrating responsible rabbit ownership, and generosity by participating in community service and citizenship activities. Contact your county extension office for more information (link).



  • Kentucky State Fair Opportunities
  • County and District Events
      • June 4 - Carroll County Open Rabbit Show at Carroll County Fairgrounds
      • June 28 - Trimble County Rabbit and Poultry Show at Trimble County Fairgrounds
      • July 5 - Henry County Rabbit and Poultry Show at the Henry County Fairgrounds
      • July 7 - Lincoln County Fair 4-H and Youth Rabbit Show (A.R.B.A. Sanctioned) at Lincoln County Fairgrounds
      • July 26 - SOKY Fair Youth Rabbit Show at SOKY Fairgrounds (Warren County)
      • August 11 - Hancock County 4-H Rabbit Show  at the Hancock County Fair Livestock Barn
      • September 29 - Lincoln County Fall A.R.B.A. Show at Lincoln County Fairgrounds

Additional Information


State Contact:  Ashley Osborne | ashley.osborne@uky.edu  | 859-218-0986