Kids Gain Experience & Skill in Dairy Cattle Judging
Beginner and 1st time judgers will gain understanding & develop skills in:
Identifying basic cattle body parts and correct structure
Taking organized notes to defend their decisions
Properly delivering a set of oral reasons
Evaluating and ranking cattle based on the Dairy Cow Unified Scorecard
More experienced judgers will expand their knowledge and practice of:
Identifying correct dairy cattle breed standards
Dairy Cattle Selection through performance and pedigree evaluation
Delivering oral sets of reasons utilizing proper note taking techniques
for more information see Youth Dairy Judging School Brochure 2013
By Karelyn Farrand
The 10th Annual South Dakota 4-H Character Education Conference ~ Reflection Leads to Excellence, is June 13 & 14 in Sioux Falls. To obtain a brochure go to http://igrow.org/up/articles/P6015-2013.pdf . Please feel free to share the brochure with parents, teachers and community leaders. The conference is for anyone who wants to teach and promote good character. The benefits of attending the conference include:
- Learning hands-on activities and classroom strategies to teach character education.
- Being reenergized to teach character education.
- Earn graduate credit (they are seeking approval).
- Build a networking relationship statewide and much, much more.
This is what a few past attendees had to say when asked this question: “Would you promote this conference to other people?”
- “My first conference. Blown Away!”
- “I like the small group-ness of the whole experience. One of the most memorable conferences I have been to (and I have been to a LOT of them).”
- “Very insightful and extremely motivating! Loved the conference!”
- “Great rejuvenation of my attitude and brought great thoughts and ideas to the surface.”
- “Appropriate presentations for all school ages-parents-community leaders-very professionally presented and run.”
If you have any questions about the conference, please contact the 4-H Youth Character Education Field Specialist: Karelyn Farrand at 605-626-2870 or firstname.lastname@example.org.