Jackson 4-H to Represent Florida in National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference Competitions
November 16th and 17th in Louisville, Kentucky
Jackson 4-H is pleased to announce that we will be fielding a four person team consisting of Jackson 4-H Livestock Club members Anslie Yoder, Emma Caraway, Caitlin Caudill and Morgan Seale to represent Florida at the 2016 National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference – Avian Bowl. The team will be joining fellow club member Nathalie Yoder who will be representing Florida in the Poultry Judging Competition.
The National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference recognizes senior 4-H members who are 14 years of age as of January 1, and who have excelled in their state 4-H poultry learning activities.
The overall objective is to offer national level activities and contests designed to introduce participants to poultry and the poultry industry. Life skills are also learned through preparation for the various contests. The conference also introduces the participants to careers in the poultry and allied industries.
The National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference has an average of 125 high school aged participants annually. This event, and the learning it imparts, is strategic to the development of informed consumers and voters as well as poultry professionals.
The poultry judging contests teaches participants to make decisions in an orderly manner, use reasoning skills, and to communicate decisions. They also learn to use USDA grading criteria to determine quality of ready-to-cook poultry and eggs.
The avian bowl is a double elimination contest for state teams patterned after other knowledge bowls. Contestants must have a comprehensive knowledge of subject matter for several species of poultry, food safety, physiology, nutrition, eggs, and other related subjects.
The Jackson 4-H Livestock Club will be holding fundraisers to help pay for the cost of the trip to Kentucky. Any and all donations are welcomed!