The Western Region Judging Contests:
Life Skills Contest :
Life Skills for 5th-9th graders will be held August 27, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
West TN Regional Extension Office,
605 Airways, Jackson TN
The 2016 Contest wil have these 4 Stations:
Unit Pricing / Best Buy (Understanding how the bar codes depict a price for the container and a price per serving.)
Toys for Tots (Selecting toys that are age appropriate...Identifying safety issues....etc.) (Team Activity)
Food Safety (Choose from a poster of foods...pick foods that may pose a food safety issue.)
Be Safe around Poisons (Know how to react to a situation involving poisons. Recognizing items in the home that may be a temptation to toddlers and can be stored safely.)
Consumer Decision Making Contest for 10th-12th graders: Sat. Aug. 27, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Forestry Judging Contest ( Changed to Sept. 30...more info later)
This contest is scheduled for the fall at Lone Oaks Farm in Hardeman County. Students can come to the UT Extension Office to get study materials for the contest.
Outdoor Grilling Contest: ( Sept. 10, 2016 1-5 pm)
This contest is scheduled for the fall at Henry County Fairgrounds. A team is made up of 4 members that will be cooking their meat on their own grill. Each cooker will cook either pork, beef, lamb or chicken. The contest looks like a big tailgate party, but students are responsible for thier setup: setting up the grill, starting the fire, marinating their meat, food safety skills associated with working with raw meat, and presentation skills.
This is a great opportuntiy for a volunteer to work with a team in preparation for the contest. Contact Janet Newton or Lora Johnson at the UT Office for more details: 731-968-5266.
Horse Bowl and Hippology Contests are held in January at Crockett County Middle School. It is an all day event with the Horse bowl starting after the awards for the Hippology Contest have been presented.
Livestock Judging Group Practice Slides (Contest: November 10 at Triple P Arena)
The Livestock Group hosting a planning meeting Monday (August 22 @ 5 p.m.) to plan the schedule for the fall to teach and prepare for the Region Contest.
The contest consists of judging hogs, sheep, goats, and cattle. Use the study skills below to practice the different animals.
Henderson County students can start meeting Mid-October at the UT Extension Office....Look for more news on this in October.
Horse Judging Contest
Triple P Arena in April 2017.
Refer to the Horse News link for more info.
The Regional Wildlife Judging Contest is held at Lone Oaks Farm in Hardeman County in May. The Junior and Junior High Division of the test has been simplified a bit. The Contest involves identifying wildlife and answering some questions about each specimen or photo on the ID part of the test. The contest will be held in May. If you are interested, it is time to get your group together and we will gather materials to create a study packet!
We need to get our students together to get study packets!!!!! Study materials come from the WHEP manuel which is online. I will post it here at a later date.
Keep watching for training times to be posted for these contests.
Old News.....But this could be YOU!
The big news for now is that the Senior High Consumer Decision Making Team (Molly Davis, Dotty Smith, Jacob Butler, and Brennen Roach) is going to the Western National 4-H Roundup in Denver to compete at the National Consumer Decision Making Contest. Wish us luck! We have been working to raise money for our trip and we are very close!!! Thanks to many contributors: State 4-H Foundation, Peoples Bank, Farmer’s Service Inc., First Bank, Leroy Somer, Columbus McKinnon, Tractor Supply Company, First Farmers Co-op, Jim McKee, Betty Nielson and the UT Extension Staff, Reeves Trucking Co., Vendors from the Holiday Extravaganza, Save-A-Lot, Food Giant, Farm Bureau, and Wal-mart. We are still accepting donations! Look for more news as we return!