4-H teams compete in state contest in Athens

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By Tia Lynn Ivey managinig editor

The Morgan County 4-H Junior and Senior Dairy Judging Teams recently competed in the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held in Athens on March 25th at the UGA Instructional Arena. The contest was comprised of five classes of Holstein and Jersey cows and heifers for the contestants to place. After placing the classes, the junior team had to give one set of oral reasons to defend their placings, and the senior team had to present three sets of oral reasons. After a long day of judging, the results were announced and Morgan County had four new Master 4-H’ers. The senior team placed first with Lawton Harris taking 2nd high individual and Will Woodard taking 5th high individual. The junior team was also commended for their excellent participation and hard work this season   The senior team has earned Master status and will be recognized at State Congress in July. They will be traveling to the Maryland State Fair in Baltimore, Maryland in September for practice before heading off to compete in the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin in October. The State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest is held in conjunction with the UGA Spring Dairy Show where a senior team member, Constance Johnson, was also an exhibitor. If you would like to find out more about this 4-H program or any of the other opportunities offered by 4-H, call the Morgan County Extension office at (706) 342-2214.

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