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!
Tarleton State University
Ag Mechanics Building (NEW Building!)
County Road 518
Stephenville, TX 76401
|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)
- $10 per contestant
- Payable through 4-H Connect*
- Check with your local county Extension office to ask about deadlines specific to your county.
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
4‐H members will identify selected insects and complete a written examination on insects. Each part is worth 50% of the total score.
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.
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|