Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Junior Goat Skillathon

Last year, a Junior Goat Skillathon was incorporated into the annual Western Maryland Goat Field Day & Sale.  Twenty-eight youth from Maryland and West Virginia participated in the first-ever event.

Pre-registration is requested for this year's skillathon by this Friday, September 24. To pre-register, contact Susan Schoenian at (301) 432-2767 x343 or sschoen@umd.edu.

The goat skillathon is open to any youth between the ages of 8 and 18.  Youth compete according to their age as of January 1, 2010:  junior, 8-10; intermediate, 11-13; and senior, 14-18.

The goat skillathon will cover all aspects of goat production:  meat, dairy, and fiber.  This year's stations will include breeds, equipment, feed and forage, body parts, judging, "pot luck," and a written test.

A series of online quizzes has been developed to help youth study for livestock skillathon competitions. They can be accessed on the web at .../onlinequizzes.html

Junior Goat Skillathon page