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Florida youth showcase grilling flare with tasty results at state 4-H Tailgating Contest

Media contact: Samantha Murray, grenrosa@ufl.edu, 949-735-1076

WHO: UF/IFAS 4-H Youth Development Program

WHAT: About two dozen youth from across Florida will compete to show they have mastered the art and science of cooking up delicious beef, pork, poultry and seafood. Prior to competition, these 4-H members must develop their own original recipe and perfect it over a charcoal grill.

In addition to taste, participants are judged on their knowledge of food safety and proper grilling technique. Preparing for the contest, they’ve developed many life skills, including decision making, healthy lifestyle choices and effective communication.

The first and second place winners in each of the four divisions will receive $1,500 and $1,000 college scholarships, respectively.

This event is sponsored by Sonny’s BBQ, Winn-Dixie and National Beef. In addition to scholarships, sponsors, who will also act as guest judges, have provided gift cards and meat thermometers.

Photo/video opportunities: Participants can be filmed and photographed while they compete. Program leaders will be available for interview.

WHERE:

UF/IFAS Beef Teaching Unit

3721 SW 23rd Street

Gainesville, FL 32611

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WHEN: September 25, 9 a.m.