UGA Extension Office

4-H Judging Teams

Poultry Judging

Poultry judging is an evaluation event in which students learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing, and to apply the standards in a realistic decision-making situation.

During the contest, participants judge both live specimens and market poultry, identify parts of birds already prepared for market, and evaluate eggs as to their quality and readiness for market. For at least one class, typically a live production class, participants are asked to justify their placing decisions through a set of oral reasons.

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.The skills of decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving are acquired throughout the process.

Poultry Judging Competition Handbook

Poultry Judging runs March - April. Contact Laura Garrett @ 770-288-8421 for details on joining the team.  

Cotton Boll Consumer Judging

The Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of cotton as an agricultural commodity
  • Promote cotton in communities
  • Make knowledgeable, rational decisions when purchasing goods and services
  • Select, use, maintain and dispose of goods and services in ways that maximize resources
  • Obtain clothing, goods and services to meet needs and reflect lifestyles, personal values and goals
  • Act as responsible consumer-citizen with an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of the consumer, business and government
  • Learn to communicate reasons for choices made 

Forestry Field Day Judging 

Forestry Field Day (FFD) is a competitive Judging Contest where 4-H'ers learn about one 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 complete sawtimber volume estimations. FFD provides an opportunity for youth to gain a better appreciation for our local forest resources and how they contribute to our economy and quality of life.

Forestry Judging runs April - September. Contact Laura Garrett for more details on how to join.