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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Calling all Alabama 4-H members! Registration is now open for the 2019 Alabama 4-H Poultry Week events. Scheduled for the week of June 24, all events will be hosted in Auburn, Alabama.

“We are excited about the continued expansion of 4-H animal science events,” said Dr. Molly Gregg, assistant director of Alabama 4-H. “With 4-H Poultry Week, participants develop skills they can also use in other aspects of their life.”

4-H Poultry Week offers a variety of events to participate in, including 4-H Avian Bowl, Poultry Judging Contest, Egg Cookery and Poultry Que. These events test 4-H members’ knowledge and skill through friendly competition.

Poultry Week Events

In addition, all Alabama 4-H members ages 9 to 18 are welcome to attend and compete in the events.

The 4-H Poultry Week events are as follows:

  • Monday, June 24: Participants interested in the Avian Bowl will compete as teams in a double elimination contest. Contestants must also have a comprehensive knowledge of subject matter for several species of poultry, food safety, physiology, nutrition, eggs and related subjects.
  • Tuesday, June 25: The 4-H Poultry Judging Contest teaches contestants to make decisions in an orderly manner, use reasoning skills and to communicate decisions. Participants interested in this contest will use USDA grading criteria to determine quality of ready-to-cook poultry and eggs.
  • Wednesday, June 26: Both Egg Cookery and Poultry Que events will test the cooking skills of 4-H participants. In Egg Cookery, contestants must prepare an egg dish, demonstrate presentation skills, and incorporate knowledge of the egg industry, food safety, egg quality as well as nutrition. The Poultry Que contest involves skills in barbecuing and preparation of a product. Senior level participants will give a presentation that demonstrates knowledge of the subject industry, food safety and also product attributes.

Registration

To compete in the 2019 Alabama 4-H Poultry Week events, members must register in 4HOnline by June 14. Late registration is June 15–19, but an additional $10 fee will be charged.

For more information about registration, visit the website at www.alabama4h.com or contact your county Extension office.

Alabama 4-H provides youth development and education as part of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

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