Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2010 Maryland Sheep & Wool Skillathon

The 2010 Sheep & Wool Skillathon will be held on Sunday, May 2, 8 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

The Sheep & Wool Skillathon is open to any youth between the ages of 8 and 18. Individuals and teams (of 3 or 4) from any county, state, or province may participate. Youth compete according to the 4-H age (age as of January 1 of the current year).

Livestock skillathons give youth the opportunity to blend knowledge and skills acquired in livestock judging, demonstrations, and care and exhibition of animals into a single activity. They consist of a series of stations where youth are tested on their knowledge and abilities related to livestock. Youth do not need to own  livestock in order to participate.

For more information or to register for the 2010 Sheep & Wool Skillathon, contact Susan Schoenian at (301) 432-2767 x343 or sschoen@umd.edu. The registration deadline is April 26.

Skillathon web page

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