From county fairs to pigs shows on a national level, there are always opportunities for youth education. Many exhibitions have skillathon or quiz bowl competitions built into their events. The Pork Checkoff has created a downloadable resource for teachers, Extension personal and other leaders to use for organizing these types of competitions. Resources for both skillathons and quiz bowls are divided into three age categories: junior, Intermediate and senior. A variety of subject areas are addressed, including breeding, animal well-being, swine health and other key topics.
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The Empire Swine Youth Scholarship is a four day event for youth swine showman hosted at The New York State Fair.  New York State youth exhibitors participate in four days of knowledge reviews and swine exhibition.  Contests include; public presentations, poster contest, decorations contest, written evaluation, skillathon, swine judging, showmanship, and a Corn Hole Tournament!

Please stay tuned for information about this years scholarship.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the upcoming 2019 contest please contact  Alicia Keller at 585-813-4583 or info@newyorkpork.org

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