For the second year in a row, a Junior Goat Skillathon will be held in conjunction with the annual Western Maryland Goat Field Day & Sale, to be held Saturday, October 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center near Boonsboro, Maryland.
The Goat Skillathon is open to any youth between the ages of 8 and 18. Youth compete according to their age as of January 1st: junior, 8-10; intermediate, 11-13; and senior, 14-18.
The Skillathon covers 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.
Pre-registration is requested by this Friday, September 24. To pre-register, contact Susan Schoenian at (301) 432-2767 x343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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