UGA Extension Office

Judging Teams

  • Wildlife Judging Aerial Photos Practice
    Wildlife Judging Aerial Photos Practice
  • 2017 Consumer Judging Team
    2017 Consumer Judging Team
  • Poultry Judging Practice
    Poultry Judging Practice
  • 2017 Wildlife Judging Team
    2017 Wildlife Judging Team
  • 2018 Poultry Judging Team
    2018 Poultry Judging Team

4-H Forestry Field Day (Forestry Judging)

4th-12th Grade 

Forestry Field Day (Forestry Judging)

Forestry Judging is a competitive event where youth learn about the different types of trees, the insects and diseases that affect those trees, how to pace, learn to use a compass and find out how much lumber they can find in a single tree. 4-H’ers will be taught everything they need to know at practices, but are responsible for studying the trees, insects, and diseases on their own too. This is a great competition for those who love the outdoors and hiking! Practices usually begin in late July and the competition is held in September.


4-H Wildlife Judging

4th-12th Grade 

Wildlife Judging is an evaluation event where 4-H’ers learn about native wildlife. Topics include how to identify different species, what they eat, where they live, and how to make a particular property desirable for a particular species. This is a great event for any 4-H’er who is interested in animals and their habitats. Practices will begin in late February and the competition will be held in March or April.


4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree (Consumer Judging)

4th-12th Grade

The Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree 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 public service announcements. 4-H’ers gain skills in making rational decisions when purchasing goods and services while maximizing resources. The contest is made up of two competition areas: judging classes and PSA’s /commercials. 4-H’ers are required to judge four classes of consumer items or services. Each class contains four similar items and has an accompanying situation statement. This statement describes a consumer and gives the needs to be considered when he/she makes a decision to purchase the item. Factors influencing these needs may include the person’s age, gender, available money, lifestyles, school or job status, preferences or other requirements that depend on the item given and the individual in the situation. Practices will begin in late September and the competition will be held in November.


Poultry Judging

4th-12th Grade 

Poultry judging is a competitive event in which students learn and understand standards used in poultry, egg production and marketing. They also learn to apply the standards in a realistic decision-making situation. During the contest, participants judge both live specimens and market poultry. They 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. There are generally 6-8 practices in the county before the district competition in April.


4-H Hippology and Horse Judging 

4th-12th Grade 

As part of the 4-H Horse Club, 4-H'ers can participate in Hippology and Horse Judging. In Horse Judging, 4-H'ers learn how to judge the conformation of horses and their athletic abilities. Hippology which is a merge of horse judging and also general information about horses. As members of the Horse Club, 4-H'ers can compete at one or both of these events which are held on the same weekend. These competitive events are usually held in the Spring.