Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 Junior Sheep & Wool Skillathon

The 2012 Junior Sheep & Wool Skillathon will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival.  The Festival is always held the first full weekend in May at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

Sheep judging at 2011 skillathon
The skillathon will be held in the dining hall. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The contest will start at 9 a.m. Results are usually announced around 2 or 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Premiums and awards will be provided by the Festival Committee of the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association and the University of Maryland Small Ruminant Extension Program.

The skillathon is open to individual and teams (3 or 4) of youth, ages 8 to 18, from any state of province. Youth compete according to their age as of January 1, 2012.

Pre-registration is requested by Monday, April 30. Teams must be pre-registered in order to compete. To pre-register, send names and ages (as of January 1) to Susan Schoenian at sschoen@umd.eduor (301) 432-2767 x343.

A series of online quizzes has been developed to help youth study for the skillathon competitions.  The url of the online quizzes is

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