UGA Extension Office

Coweta County 4-H Judging & Quiz Bowl Teams

All Judging and Quiz Bowl Teams

  • Participants learn how to make individual decisions and support them with oral statements, developing skills of decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving.
  • Develops leadership abilities, builds character and assumes citizenship responsibilities along with developing skills, knowledge and attitudes for lifelong use.
  • Allows contribution to a group effort, encourages teamwork and promotes acceptance of differences. Enhances the development of social skills and cooperation as participants become comfortable with working alongside others toward a common goal.

Dairy Judging

  • Weekly practice (January - April)
  • State competition in May
  • Acquire knowledge of dairy cattle.
  • Develop skills in identifying types and grades of livestock, while learning the basic principles of animal science.
  • Learn to identify breeds and classes of dairy animals to help improve production on the farm and develop skills that contribute to profitable, efficient farming.
  • Cloverleaf, Junior & Senior 4-H'ers are eligible to compete - Cloverleaf members over the age of 9 may compete in the Junior division. 
  • Coach: Pam Brinton hwoutpost@gmail.com

Dairy Quiz Bowl

  • Weekly practice (January - April)
  • State competition in April
  • Demonstrate knowledge of dairy-related topics in a competitive setting where attitudes of friendliness and fairness prevail.
  • Learned life skills of teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasized.
  • Cloverleaf, Junior & Senior 4-H'ers are eligible to compete - Cloverleaf members over the age of 9 may compete in the Junior division. 
  • Coach: Pam Brinton hwoutpost@gmail.com

Hippology

  • Weekly practice (January - May)
  • State competition in May
  • Acquire knowledge of equine science, husbandry and management issues.
  • Acquire critical thinking skills through resolution of common management issues as they relate to the equine business.
  • Blend equine science and husbandry with horse judging and public speaking into one activity through which participants can apply their acquired knowledge and skill.
  • Participants develop knowledge and respect for the equine industry, issues specific to that industry, and its importance to the community, state and national economy. 
  • Cloverleaf, Junior & Senior 4-H'ers are eligible to compete - Cloverleaf members over the age of 9 may compete in the Junior division.
  • Coach: Vickie Lummus vlummus@msn.com

Horse Judging

  • Weekly practice (January - May)
  • State competition in May
  • Acquire knowledge of horses and develop skills in the selection of horses, while learning the basic principles of animal science.
  • Learn to identify breeds of horses, evaluate conformation and performance.
  • Participants compare their opinion of an animal against the ideal as specified by industry experts and learn organizational skills as they compose their thoughts into a cohesive set of reasons justifying their decision.
  • Cloverleaf, Junior & Senior 4-H'ers are eligible to compete - Cloverleaf members over the age of 9 may compete in the Junior division.
  • Coach: Vickie Lummus vlummus@msn.com

Horse Quiz Bowl

  • Weekly practice on Thursdays (January - April)
  • Acquire knowledge of equine topics - a good opportunity for those who own horses as well as those who do not.
  • Learn to demonstrate equine knowledge such as anatomy, conformation, feed & nutrition, evolution, breed characteristics, reproduction, horse management and more in a competitive and thought-stimulating setting.
  • Cloverleaf, Junior & Senior 4-H'ers are eligible to compete - Cloverleaf members over the age of 9 may compete in the Junior division.
  • Coach: Vickie Lummus vlummus@msn.com

 Poultry Judging

  • Monthly practice (January - April)
  • Area contest in April
  • Learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing.
  • Participants judge both live specimens and market poultry, identify parts of the bird, and evaluate eggs.
  • Participants compare their opinion of an animal against the ideal as specified by industry experts, and learn organizational skills as they compose their thoughts into a cohesive set of reasons justifying their decisions.
  • Teamwork is key which allows participants to work alongside others toward the common goals of integrity and sportsmanship.
  • Decision-making abilities and public speaking skills are strengthened and knowledge of & respect for the poultry industry is developed. 
  • Cloverleaf, Junior & Senior 4-H'ers are eligible to compete - Cloverleaf members over the age of 9 may compete in the Junior division.
  • Coach: Bryan Massengale bryanmassengale@yahoo.com