Sheila G. Kelley Time and experience have proven that graduated students of most 4-H animal judging teams have benefited from the experience by …
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Sheila G. Kelley
Time and experience have proven that graduated students of most
4-H animal judging teams have benefited from the experience by
leaving the team as more mature and better prepared
According to the American Quarter Horse Association, the
experience often reaches into all areas of the individuals’ lives,
through their business, educational and personal relationships.
They learn to evaluate situations and experiences prior to making a
judgment. In other words, successful judging team members learn to
“look before they leap.”
Elbert County 4-H offers members opportunities to judge rabbits,
livestock and horses. A poultry judging team is being considered as
an addition opportunity to offer members.
Being a member of any competitive judging team strengthens
analytical and decision-making skills. The team members also
develop personal confidence and public speaking abilities.
Along with personal life skills, members learn how to be part of
an effective, efficient team. They work together and learn from
each other. They use hard facts to make thoughtful decisions,
instead of relying on their intuition, which makes them a more
Judgers learn to organize their thoughts by analyzing the
classes; taking clear, concise notes; memorizing their notes and
then presenting and persuading the judges with their results.
Lessons in responsibility, leadership, maturity, pride,
dedication and success are all part of livestock judging. Your
child could greatly benefit from being a part of one or more of our
outstanding judging teams.
If your child is interested in joining 4-H or you would like
further information on the animal judging teams, contact either
Elbert County Extension office at 303-621-3162 or 719-541-2361. 4-H
is a cooperative effort between CSU Extension and Elbert
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