4-H Calendar - Activities - Horse Club - Competitive Judging
Age for Gwinnett 4-H is from 5th grade through 12th grade. We do offer younger children the opportunity to come to the Cloverbud Council meeting that is held at the same time as the Cloverleaf meetings. There are limited programs available for younger children until they reach the 5th grade level.
What is 4-H Horse Club?
Our Horse Club meets once a month from September thru May. Here is an article that explains what all we do at our meetings. Join us for fun and knowledge about horses and care and selection.
4-H Competitive Judging Teams
Can you see yourself standing up and giving reasons on why you chose one product over another, or picked egg one over egg two, and know your trees when you go out in the forest? You can come and join our judging teams here in Gwinnett and meet new friends, go on fieldtrips for practices, compete in competition for awards that you will be proud to share with family and friends. Here are the judging teams that Gwinnett offers:
- Consumer Judging - In consumer judging students learn to compare the quality and price of items to make a wise consumer choice for a given situation. Practices for this competitive event begin in early October to prepare for the competition in November. Students meet weekly at the 4-H office to learn about the items, situations, and how to give an oral justification for their comparison.
- Poultry Judging - In poultry judging students will learn how to examine and grade eggs for exterior quality, as well as broken out and candling for internal quality. Students will learn to identify the butcher cuts of ready to cook poultry as well as how to grade ready to cook meats. They will also learn to identify the physical characteristics which indicate that a hen is a quality producer of eggs. Practices for this April competition will begin in March.
- Forestry Judging - In 4-H forestry judging students learn aboutone of Georgia's most valuable resources. Participants learn to identify trees, insects, and diseases. They also participate in compass and pacing activities and learn how to estimate volume of timber harvest. Workshops are held throughout the summer for this September competition.
If you would like more information about these teams and when to begin, contact Ms. Barbara for more information at 678.377.4010.