Junior Sheep & Goat Skillathon

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 problem-solving 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).


Classes

001-Individuals and 002-Teams

K01        Juniors: 8-10
K02        Intermediate: 11-13
K03        Seniors: 14-18


Prizes

Top ten individuals in each age class
Top three teams in each age class


How to enter:

Register by April 28, 2017. Teams and individuals should register online. For questions, contact Christopher Anderson, 4-H Youth Development Specialist, Animal Science, University of Maryland Extension, Maryland 4-H Center, 8020 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD 20740,
phone: 301-314-7187, fax: 301-314-7146 or .

For information about the skillathon and links to study resources, go to http://www.sheepandgoat.com/programs/skillathon/skillathon.html.

2017 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD for her winning entry in the 2017 Cover Art Competition.

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Thank you!

Another Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival has come and gone, and we could not have done without all of you – Festival goers, volunteers, Festival Committee members, shepherds, and participants in so many activities, competitions and demonstrations! It is amazing to see this come together with all categories of participants contributing to its success. We tried some new things this year, and had a little bad weather to deal with, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding, support, and good cheer. Thanks to everyone for participating in our 44th celebration of all things sheep & wool! We are already thinking about how to do even better next year!

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