4-H Judging Teams
Colquitt County offers the following judging teams in which students may participate in learning activities and competitive events.
Forestry Judging Competition 2022
Congratulations Lara Collins
2021 SW Forestry Field Day High Individual
Lara Collins participated in the 4H Forestry FieldDay Contest, representing Colquitt County. Lara won high junior individual for the southwest district. She had to learn over 40 trees, 25 diseases/insects of the forest, foot pacing and crusing timber by tree height and merchantable logs then calculating saw timber volume. Her final score topped all students 4th-12th grade.
Colquitt County 4-H Club and programs are open to youth in 4th through 12th grades who reside or attend school in Colquitt County. Fifth grade students hold meetings in their classes at their school. Williams Middle School, C.A. Gray Junior High and Colquitt County High School hold monthly meetings at their school during their designated club time. Home School 4-H Members meet monthly at the 4-H Office.
To join, a student needs to fill out a 4-H Enrollment Form for the current school year. (All Elementary School 4-H’ers will complete an enrollment card at their first 4-H meeting.) At the Middle, Junior and High School, students will complete an enrollment card when they join their school 4-H club. The form is available on our web site or may be picked up at the 4-H office.
Cotton Boll 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 mid-September 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.