Entomology Identification

Event Information

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019

The information below is from the contest from the 2017-2018 4-H Year. Information for the new year will be updated as it is ready to share. Check back for more details!

Location:
Tarleton State University
Agricultural Center
Ag Mechanics Building (NEW Building!)
County Road 518
Stephenville, TX  76401

The GPS coordinates you can use are 32.237415, -98.201903.
https://goo.gl/maps/GKnfyxjCZBt

Schedule:

Registration opens at 7:30 am and will be open all day. Registration will be at the Tarleton Agricultural Center Ag Mechanics Building (NEW Building!).
  Check-in by: Orientation/Contest Starts
Livestock Skillathon “Come & Go”
See rules for details
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Entomology Identification 7:45 am 8:00 am
Mohair Judging & Evaluation 8:45 am 9:00 am
Range & Pasture Grass Identification 8:45 am 9:00 am
Range Evaluation 9:45 am 10:00 am
Wool Judging & Evaluation 11:15 am 11:30 pm
Awards Ceremony #1 Approximately 1:00 pm or immediately following completion of tabulation for Entomology, Mohair, Wool, Range Evaluation, and Range & Pasture Grass (Plant ID) contests.
Ag Product Identification 1:45 pm 2:00 pm
Awards Approximately 3:30 pm or immediately following completion of tabulation for Livestock Skillathon and Ag Product Identification.

Printable Schedule (pdf)

Entry Fee:

Description/Objective:

This contest provides an opportunity for 4‐H members to explore the exciting world of insects and helps them become familiar with common insects in their area. It introduces members to the concept of classification and grouping objects or living organisms according to the physical characteristics they share. The additional bonus is that while learning the name of each insect, 4‐H members gain an understanding of its biology and behavior.


Rules & Guidelines

District 8 4-H Spring Judging Contests Rules & Guidelines


Contest Format

4‐H members will identify selected insects and complete a written examination on insects. Each part is worth 50% of the total score.

Identification
Actual insect specimens or photographs will be used in the Identification portion of the contest.  The identification portion will require a common name as well as the insect Order.

Written Exam
The written exam may include question formats such as true/false, matching or completion questions, short answer, or fill-in-the-blank. Questions will be prepared primarily from “Study Materials for 4‐H Entomology Contests.”

Tie-breakers will be designated.  If there are still ties, then spelling will be used.

  Written Exam Identification of Insects
Junior 20 questions 5 insects
Intermediate 30 questions 10 insects
Senior 50 points 25 insects

Contest Study Materials

http://entomology.tamu.edu/extension/youth/
http://agrilife.org/4-hentomology/


Agent Information

2018 Contest Letter – MS Wordpdf


Contests Results:

2018
2017
2016
2014
2013

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