4-H hold demo day and hands-on judging

A great deal of effort and time goes into preparing for a demo

4-H Demo Day winners; (l-r) second place Grace Kempter and Sami Jones

4-H Demo Day winners; (l-r) second place Grace Kempter and Sami Jones

By Levi Kempter

Yellowhead 4-H Club Reporter

On April 17, 2016, people came to the fall fair hall to watch 4-H members do their demonstrations.

Demonstrations are when two members show the audience how to do a specific task.  A great deal of effort and time goes into preparing for a demo.

The members who participated were Leanna Mitchell and Thompson Mitchell, Grace Kempter and Sami Jones, Linden Ross (Yale County 4-H member), and Kathleen Pilatzke and Halle Smith. The judges were Jennifer Kerslake, Jill Hayward, and Tasha Tremblay.

There were many great topics. First place went to Kathleen Pilatzke and Halle Smith with their topic on how to make Sushi. Second place went to Grace Kempter and Sami Jones with their topic on how to castrate a bull calf. Third place went to Leanna Mitchell and Thompson Mitchell with their topic on how to organize a tack box. Everyone had a great time.

Demonstraions were followed by the second beef weigh-in of the year.

Then at 2 p.m., Hands-on Judging started, and the whole club came ready to learn.

Hands-on Judging is an event where 4-H members can learn how to judge a project.  Groups are formed making sure there are members from the various projects (photography, goats, sheep and beef) as well as  seniors and juniors in each group.

There were six stations: heifers, feeder steers, a jeopardy game, photography, goats, and sheep. The purpose of the groups and stations is for the seniors to teach the juniors, and for everyone to get a taste of how to judge each project.  Hopefully this day prepared everyone for Judging Rally in Kamloops on May 7.