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Judging Team Information

Georgia 4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to learn about the world around them; then share their knowledge with their peers through competitions. Kids will learn how to work independently, and as part of a team, critical thinking, mastery over their topic area, how to effectively give oral reasons to support their findings and be able to mentor younger students on their team. Habersham County 4-H participates in the judging teams below. Please click on the title of each team for more information.

2019 Poultry Judging Team

Habersham County 4-H is hosting Poultry Judging beginning January 23, 2019, 3:30 - 5:00. They will meet each Wednesday until the contest. The practices will be held at the 4-H Office in the Ag Service Center Bldg located in Clarkesville behind the Old Courthouse. In Poultry Judging you will learn how to identify chicken parts, candle/grade eggs and identify good laying hens. This a competitive event and you will be expected to compete in the district competition held on April 22 in Crawford.


Livestock Showman

Our 4-H Livestock showmen have worked hard this year.  We are so proud of to have them represent Habersham County at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show in Perry, GA.  2018 Showmen are Luke Berkshire, Kylee Evans, Marley McConnell, Holland Nunnally, Luke Nunally, Blaire Saylors, Lilly Standridge, Cole Williams, Lilly Worley and Madison Worley all showed goats.   

Forestry Judging

Forestry Field Day gets 4-H’ers outside learning fundamental skills that foresters use each day to manage our forests to provide wood products, wildlife habitats, clean air and scenic views. Youth learn to identify up to 70 tree species found in Georgia and learn about some of the most common insects and diseases that impact our forests. Pacing and compass skills are honed. These skills, along with using specialized forestry tools, allow youth to estimate timber volume. Participants have the opportunity to be a part of the Habersham County 4-H team and complete in area and state forestry judging contests. For more information or to sign up contact us. 

Forestry Judging is offered each year beginning in July or August.


Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Team

Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging is a competitive judging contest where 4-H’ers learn about cotton as an agriculture commodity in our state as well as to promote cotton through commercials or advertisements. 4-H’ers gain skills in making rational decisions when purchasing goods and services while maximizing resources.

This year the four classes they will be studying are ties, fast food, gift cards and sunglasses. More info can be found on the website under resources.

Practices begins each year around the end of September.