WHAT IS IT? HOW DOES IT WORK?
club is an educational poultry club. The ACE program is
our educational program for youth with a serious
interest in “exhibition poultry”. There are three types
of poultry; egg layers and broilers associated only with
the com-mercial industry and “exhibition” poultry. Our
focus is only about the exhibition poultry hobby. We are
sponsored by the American Poultry Association and the
American Bantam Association and our guidelines follow
their “standards” in raising and showing exhibition
The A.C.E. Program stands for:
Activities…….Competition…….Education, hence A.C.E.
begin this journey a member must be 8 years old. Each
member must keep a record book of their journey
beginning with the first record book and working their
way up through each level of this program.
The first three books must be completed by the members
18th birthday. The final step, Poultry Master, must be
completed by the members 21st birthday.
available is the educational Pee Wee level of our
program which is an introduction to record keeping. A
member, with the help of their parents may begin the
level at the age of 5 and must be completed by the age
of 8 when they move into the Coop Tender level record
Being an active member of the ACE Program
offers several opportunities. The first opportunity is
to be active in our Showmanship Program and at the third
book level may take a test to become a “certified
showmanship judge at the age of 16”. The second
opportunity is the student has the option to enter the
“Pre-Apprentice Judges Program” for those interested in
becoming a licensed APA or ABA poultry judge. This
program is available when the final level of Poultry
Master is completed. This must be completed by your 25th
Information about both of the above
programs are available to all interested parties and the
guidelines can be ordered from the national office or
found on our website.
When you have completed
your record book for each level, you must contact the
national office or a youth leader in your district of
the country. A time will be scheduled to check your
notebook for accuracy and go over your achievements,
education and competition records. You will be tested
verbally about the contents of your record book, usually
done during a show and on the showroom floor using your
bird entry as focal points.
Beginning with the
Coop Tender level, you will receive a certificate of
achievement and a patch showing you have reached this
goal. These may be sewn on your show coat or hat.
This program is a very good reference for
students that plan to attend college or to enter the
Record books may be ordered at the time
you join the youth club or may be ordered online from
our website store. These books are available for our
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