Wisconsin’s 4-H Avian Quiz Bowl competition will be held on Sat. Sept. 27 at approximately 2:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin International Poultry Club annual show, Columbia Co. Fairgrounds, Portage, WI.
Teams will consist of 2-4 members each. They will be quizzed on various aspects of poultry and eggs from hatching to management to cooking, competing against other teams in a game show format (see below for topics for this year’s competition).
Note: Registration is due to Ron Kean, by September 1, 2014. His contact information is below.
A PDF of the rules are available here.
PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST:
- To encourage youth to expand their knowledge of avian facts, and become proficient in poultry management and related subjects.
- To help youth with career guidance, and to promote the poultry industry, by stimulating their interest in poultry and other avian species.
- To make learning fun.
There will be both a junior (under 14 years) and senior (14-18 years) division. Senior division winners will represent the State of Wisconsin at the 4-H National Poultry & Egg Conference held in Louisville, KY, November 19-20, 2014.
Participants must be 4-H members.
NOTE: 4-H ages are as of January 1 of the calendar year.
Advanced registration is due by September 1, 2014.
|Poultry Judging (all)||11-16|
|Understanding Food Poisoners (all)||19-20|
|Breeds, Varieties and Strains (Introduction,
Bantams, American, Asiatic)
|Eggcyclopedia (Easter Eggs through Organic Eggs)||121-137|
|Factsheet: General Care of a Pet Bird (all)||165-166|
|Factsheet: The Commercial Poultry Industry||175-176|
|Embryology (Daily Embryonic Development
For more information, or to register, contact:
- Ron Kean
- 1675 Observatory Dr.
- Madison, WI 53706
- (608) 262-8807
The Avian Quiz Bowl Manual (4-H MANUAL 161) (2009 version) will be used for questions. It is available for $15 from: Clemson University, Bulletin Room, 96 Poole Agriculture Bldg., Clemson, SC 29634-0129, Phone: 888-772-2665 Fax: 864-656-0742, or here.