UGA Extension Office

Competitive Teams

Competitive teams are open to any interested 4th - 12th grader. These are competitive events where youth will attend weekly practices learning various skills that will then be put to the test at a district or state competition. There is no cost associated for joining any of our judging teams. High school teams that place first will be eligible to compete at the national level! For more information call or email the office!

  • Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging: 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.
  • Dairy Judging: 4-H'ers learn about the dairy industry and dairy cattle in addition to developing skills in identifying desirable, physical traits. 4-H'ers will also increase their knowledge in animal sciences and learn how to make individual decisions and support them with oral statements. This all results in developing skills in decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving.
  • Forestry Judging: 4-H'ers learn how to ID native trees, insects, and diseases as well as how to cruise timber in order to obtain an estimate for timber sale, how to use a compass, and how to utilize their pace to measure distance.
  • Poultry Judging: 4-H'ers learn and understand standards used in poultry and egg production and marketing, and to apply the standards in a realistic decision-making situation.
  • Wildlife Judging 4-H'ers will gain an appreciation for wildlife and will be challenged to preserve this natural resource.

        There is additional information and resources on the Georgia 4-H website.

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