State 4-H quiz bowl, skillathon scheduled for September 18


AMES, Iowa – The 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl and State 4-H Skillathon will be held together on Saturday, September 18 at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center at Iowa State University in Ames. The registration deadline is September 1st. Registration begins at 10:00 am and competitions will begin at 10:30 am Both competitions will be held at the same time and accommodation will be provided so that teams can compete in both.

Teams are divided into two age categories and can be made up of three or four members for the Skillathon and three to five members for the Quiz Bowl. The senior division is made up of young people aged between 14 and 18 as of January 1, 2021. A mixed division team consists of young people between the ages of 9 and 18.

Livestock Quiz Bowl is a contest where all the questions are about beef, mutton, pork and goat meat, and students use a buzzer to answer the questions. Teams compete in a double elimination format by giving oral answers to questions posed by a moderator. Each match has both an individual and random round of questions.

The Skillathon competition is made up of a written quiz and learning stations such as breed identification, food identification, equipment identification and meat evaluation, as well as some activities in the field. team, such as demonstration of breeding skills.

Top 4-H Senior Level Livestock Quiz Bowl and Skillathon teams will represent Iowa at the National 4-H Skillathon and National 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl Competition in Louisville, Ky. At the North International Expo. American breeding.

Competing in the Quiz Bowl and Skillathon encourages members to develop a more comprehensive knowledge of animals and related topics, noted Amy Powell, Iowa State University outreach and outreach specialist and competition coordinator.

“These competitions provide an educational program for all project members, including those who do not own a project animal, and offer a way to build self-confidence. These programs are a great parallel to some similar programs run by breeding associations and other organizations such as the Junior Cattle Nationals, the National Junior Swine Association and the All-American Sheep Show, ”said Powell.

For more information or to register, please contact Powell at [email protected] or visit


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