A skillathon provides youth with the opportunity to blend knowledge and skills acquired in livestock judging, demonstrations, and care and exhibition of animals into a single activity. A skillathon competition consists of a series of stations where youth are tested on their knowledge and abilities related to livestock. Station topics may include identification (breeds, parts, equipment, meat, wool, or feed); evaluation/judging (fleeces, live animals, hay); a problemsolving activity; and a written quiz. All of the stations in this contest will pertain to sheep and goats and their products.
The Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon is open to any youth between the ages of 8 and 18. Youth will compete according to their age on January 1, 2017 (4-H age). Individuals and teams (of 3 or 4) may compete. Pre-registration is required for teams. No team entries will be allowed on the day of the contest. Participants should bring clipboards and pencils to use during the contest.
A donation will be requested to cover the cost of lunch (pizza + sodas).
When: Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. to noon
Where: Dining Hall - Howard County fairgrounds
Awards Presentation: approximately at 2:00 p.m.